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Bananarama

Postby GoogaMooga » 22 May 2022, 22:48

Bananarama - "Bunch of Hits" - (Spectrum, 1993) -- Budget CD of Bananarama's hits, B-sides, and album cuts. All from 1982 - 1991. Some of it sounds very harsh and clinical, like SAW, but it was actually Jolly and Swain who produced. Stock Aitken Waterman (SAW) did do some extra production, notably the cover of the Shocking Blue classic, "Venus". Bananarama is a daft name, I never really got used to it. But they had a few undeniable gems like "Robert De Niro's Waiting", which charted at #3 UK. When they were good, they were really good, a perfect antidote to the drab post punk that was taking all the fun out of music.

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Re: Bananarama

Postby slightbreeze » 23 May 2022, 00:08

3 girls, having fun. End of.

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Re: Bananarama

Postby GoogaMooga » 23 May 2022, 00:12

So Robert De Niro's still waiting, eh?
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Re: Bananarama

Postby Brickyard Jack » 23 May 2022, 07:30

They had a couple of good songs - I think there were two with the Fun boy three, the Robert De Niro's Waiting and Love in the first degree are good. Their cover of Venus is rubbish. I do it better than them.

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Re: Bananarama

Postby OUTPLAY » 23 May 2022, 12:50

A very poor act indeed, as you might expect from the GoogaMooga vault of 50c tat.

'Robert De Niro's Waiting' is a fine song nonetheless
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Re: Bananarama

Postby Lord Rother » 23 May 2022, 13:09

slightbreeze wrote:3 girls, having fun. End of.


Indeed.

Bloody awful.

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Re: Bananarama

Postby robertff » 23 May 2022, 14:14

They were a bit of fun, couple of catchy songs and I guess that was enough.



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Re: Bananarama

Postby Matt Wilson » 23 May 2022, 15:37

Still like "Cruel Summer," haven't heard that DeNiro song since the eighties.
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Re: Bananarama

Postby Tom Waits For No One » 23 May 2022, 16:01

Cruel Summer really caught the feeling of the summer it came out.
Deep Sea Skiving is a great debut, there’s nowt wrong with a group having a bit of fun.

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