February 25, 2007
80's Music: Hey young London!
On March 19, Bananarama re-release all their albums. Yay! Below you can watch all their videos in ten minutes...
Every pop fan should know the first three Bananarama albums and the original line-up: Keren (the one who married Andrew Ridgeley), Sarah (the one with the tall face) and - my fave - Siobhan (the one who left!). The self-titled debut came out in 1983 and has the same kind of spirit as Lily Allen's record does today, albeit even more DIY. This was the era of no budgets, at the very start of MTV and the beginning of an incredibly fertile period in British pop music, when groups out of London would soon be exported into homes all over America. I stopped following them, frankly, in about 1987, but I still play their tunes.
XO's Bananarama Picks:
Fave 'nana: Siobhan Fahey watch a profile
Fave Single: Robert DeNiro's Waiting watch it
Fave Album Track: What A Shambles
Fave Rarity: Cairo
Fave Video: Cheers Then watch it
Fave Album: Bananarama buy remaster
Didn't Like: Wow album (or anything after!)
Top Ten Songs: Cruel Summer, Robert DeNiro's Waiting, Trick of The Night, What A Shambles, Wild Life, Young At Heart, Rough Justice, Look On The Floor, Cairo, More Than Physical.