[TypicalGirls] TypicalGirls Digest, Vol 96, Issue 5

Mr. Tim timmy.bear at gmail.com
Thu Apr 6 13:41:11 EDT 2006


In the liner notes to their best of comp, it's stated that one of them
played piano on one track ('additional' piano - are we at Morrissey on
'Death of A Disco Dancer'?).

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> From: "ERIC GREGORY" <ericsgregory at msn.com>
> Subject: Re: [TypicalGirls] bananarama-writers
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> 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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> 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,>
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> From: mike at appelstein.com
> Subject: Re: [TypicalGirls] bananarama-writers
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> 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.
>
> -Mike
>
> 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!>
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> > 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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