[TypicalGirls] bananarama-writers

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 
the SAW
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: 
> <20060405221732.27179.qmail at web37315.mail.mud.yahoo.com>> 
> 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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