mike at appelstein.com
mike at appelstein.com
Thu Apr 6 10:18:39 EDT 2006
Glad to see that folks are distinguishing the Fun Boy Three period from
period. My recollection is that Bananarama basically started as Fun Boy Three
guest vocalists - "It Ain't What You Do" has Terry Hall's vocals all over it,
for instance. It wasn't until later with "Cruel Summer" and "Venus" that they
became actual popstars.
Quoting ERIC GREGORY <ericsgregory at msn.com>:
> looks like it's been established that they don't play their own
> instruments but here's some additional marginalia:
> siobhan fahey co-wrote "young at heart" with bobby bluebell (and
> legally- the violin/fiddle player) for the bluebells (and a very
> different arrangement is on "deep sea skivving"), she's been involved
> in more than a couple projects post-bananarama (most notably-err-
> shakespeare's sister).
> she and sarah and karen all had hands in writing songs off the
> aforementioned debut lp.
> and paul weller wrote a song (pretty lousy) called "dr. love" which
> was used on the same record.
> i believe weller and his pal dr. robert (blow monkeys) had a hand in
> some of the playing and singing on that track as well (and possibly
> the entire record- i don't have my copy handy).
> believe it or not, bananarama existed pre- SAW and they weren't any
> worse than most other new-pop detritus.
> esgate: Wed, 5 Apr 2006 15:17:32 -0700 (PDT)> From: Lizzie Ehrenhalt
> <dancingvioletsnail at yahoo.com>> Subject: [TypicalGirls] Bananarama!>
> To: typicalgirls at lists.ibiblio.org> Message-ID:
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> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"> > Does anyone
> remember if Bananarama played their own instruments? How involved
> were they in songwriting? I am doing a paper for the EMP Pop Con
> that touches on mainstream 80s "girl bands" and want to include them,
> but haven't found much reliable lit out there on them (or "the Nana"
> as they are called by fans!).> > Thanks,> Lizzie Ehrenhalt>
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