Photo by William Baker Bananarama


Past Event

Location Info:

The Novo by Microsoft
800 W. Olympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA  90015
When Bananarama emerged from London in the early 1980s, they seemed a bit quaint, singing overtly poppy songs at a time when other female musicians, such as The Slits and The Raincoats, were not only singing but also playing their own instruments and making radical new music. But vocalists Siobhan Fahey, Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward also were underrated songwriters, and their cover versions of such obscure Motown singles as “He Was Really Sayin’ Somethin’” were unexpectedly mesmerizing. And while the trio’s hit remake of “Venus” was fairly lightweight compared with the more rocking original version by The Shocking Blue, it nonetheless introduced the classic anthem to a new generation of listeners. Although various lineups of Bananarama continued after Fahey’s departure in 1988, the group are back to their beloved original incarnation after reuniting late last year.
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