Monty Python release new song and announce final live show
Monty Python have revealed The Silly Walks Song – a brand new music track.
Primarily written for the sketch group to perform at their live stage shows in July, The Silly Walks Song is the first new creation from the comedy team since the 1980s. Eric Idle joked on Twitter: “First new Python material in a thousand years.”
A music video to showcase the release has been uploaded to YouTube (see the bottom of this story), with the visual montage presented in it featuring scenes from the Python films and TV series mixed with other stock footage.
The Silly Walks Song comments on society’s links with money and on the group’s reformation for a series of highly-paid O2 gigs this summer. Lyrics include “Money is the root of all evil – money is the fruit of sin – money is the root of everything.” and “Boring. Boring. Boring. Work all day, earn your bread… till you finally drop down dead.”
The track is one of five that will appear on Monty Python Sings (Again) – a forthcoming re-mastered, extended re-release of the 1989 album Monty Python Sings.
Eric Idle has been working on the new tracks with John Du Prez. The composer, who is a long-time friend of Idle, created the score to the group’s last film, the 1983 release Monty Python’s The Meaning Of Life. He also created Brian Song for Monty Python’s Life Of Brian and, more recently, worked with Idle to create the Python-linked stage musical Spamalot.