“The Intergalactic Laxative” is a comedy folk song written by British singer-songwriter Donovan Leitch and released on his 1973 album, Cosmic Wheels. Cosmic Wheels reached the top 20 in both the US and UK, enjoying the same chart success as many of Donovan’s previous albums.
The Cosmic Wheels sessions were recorded in Morgan Studios in London, England. In the UK at that time, glam rock ruled the top of the charts, defined by bands and artists such as T. Rex, Alice Cooper, and David Bowie among others.
Several of these bands and artists claimed Donovan as a key influence in their music. This praise coupled with the chart success of the genre likely had great influence on the musical direction Cosmic Wheels would take.
Warning! Song has crude lyrics – Real toilet humour! 😈