BRIT of a Do… When Push Came to Siobhan

  BRIT of a Do… When Push Came to Siobhan By Keeley Moss   Strange but true – Siobhan Fahey’s last appearance with Bananarama for almost 30 years took place in, of all places, the regal realm of the Royal Albert Hall. For a group Pete Waterman termed “The wildest girls in the world”, whoContinue reading “BRIT of a Do… When Push Came to Siobhan”

Bomb the Bass Drum

  Bomb the Bass Drum By Keeley Moss   I Can’t Help It, Bananarama’s 18th single, released on December 27th 1987, has never been cited as one of their best, and over the years it has been continually overlooked by even the group themselves. Until the 2017 tour dates with Siobhán they hadn’t performed itContinue reading “Bomb the Bass Drum”

‘Rumour’ Has It

  ‘Rumour’ Has It By Keeley Moss   ‘I Heard a Rumour’ was the first Bananarama song I remember hearing on the radio as a child, listening in via the lifeline of my closest childhood friend, the humble Sony Walkman. I heard the song again for the first time in years during the past yearContinue reading “‘Rumour’ Has It”

Between the Devil and the Deep Sea Skiving

  Between the Devil and the Deep Sea Skiving By Keeley Moss   Despite having three singers, Bananarama unusually didn’t incorporate many harmony parts into their music – rather all three of them sang in unison more often than not. It shouldn’t have worked – but it did, and is a prime example of aContinue reading “Between the Devil and the Deep Sea Skiving”

We Need to Talk About Keren

We Need to Talk About Keren By Keeley Moss   Part 1 of Power, Corruption and B-Sides probed the outer reaches of 1970s pop behemoths ABBA. Part 2 changed tack to focus on an album by 1960s art-rock renegades The Velvet Underground. Part 3 saw another 360 degree turn to investigate a 1990s album byContinue reading “We Need to Talk About Keren”

‘Children’ of the Revolution

‘Children’ of the Revolution By Keeley Moss   Now that the show is over And we have jointly exercised our constitutional rights We would like to leave you with one very important thought Sometime in the future You may have the opportunity to serve as a juror In a so-called obscenity case It would beContinue reading “‘Children’ of the Revolution”

From Paths of Pain to Jewels of Glory

  From Paths of Pain to Jewels of Glory By Keeley Moss   “Can I have your autograph?” He said to the fat blonde actress “You know, I’ve seen every movie you’ve been in From Paths of Pain to Jewels of Glory” The Velvet Underground – ‘New Age’   The timeline… 1966. ‘The Exploding PlasticContinue reading “From Paths of Pain to Jewels of Glory”

Benny and the Jets

    Benny and the Jets By Keeley Moss   ABBA. Yeah yeah, you know. The two girls, the two guys. The marriages, the divorces. The kitsch costumes, the kitchen sink. The endless ‘tribute’ bands, the musical. The movie of the musical. The sequel to the movie of the musical. “The purest pop that hasContinue reading “Benny and the Jets”