This blog will feature Finnish pop music covers and their original versions mainly from '60s and '70s.
Monday, February 16, 2009
Gimme Dat Banana - Banaania poskeen
Seitsemän Seinähullua Veljestä (see previous entry) recorded "Banaania poskeen" (Banana into the mouth) in 1977. It was released as a single and was a big novelty hit. In fact it was one of their biggest hits. The sexually insinuating lyrics done by Pertti Reponen, helped, no doubt about that. The original song "Gimme dat banana" was recorded by a one-off UK band called Black Gorilla in 1977. The single was in the UK charts, but it's highest position was only number 29. The band released on follow-up single and an album, but they didn't sell and no-one has heard of them since. A classic example of one-hit wonders ...