Tuesday, 5 August 2014

The Dickies - Banana Splits

Bit of punk fun with 'The Dickies' cover of the brilliant kids program 'Banana Splits' (I have to admit this was one of my favourite programs as a kid). As per usual with the Dickies approach, they have covered the song at a 100mph. Personally I prefer the original (I always wanted to drive one of those buggies that the Banana Splits drive around at the beginning of the show, if you don't know what I mean then follow this link) and if you want to hear it then follow the link over at the Twilight Zone.

The b-side has two tracks which are OK, again recorded at 100mph.

You can see these crazy guys also released the single in Yellow vinyl.

OK, OK I admit I only posted this because I loved the program and wanted to talk about. It's a fair cop.

Band: The Dickies
Label: A&M
Year: 1979
Tracks:
1. Banana Splits
2. Hideous
3. Got It At The Store

Ripped from glorious scratched vinyl:


If you like this then you can get this and their other songs on this album or there also on itunes:
Punk Singles Collection
Punk Singles Collection

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love it Gary. This cheers me up!






Longy

Anonymous said...

Love it Gary. This cheers me up!






Longy

Anonymous said...

Love it Gary. This cheers me up!






Longy

Anonymous said...

Love it Gary. This cheers me up!






Longy

Anonymous said...

Love it Gary. This cheers me up!






Longy

Anonymous said...

Love it Gary. This cheers me up!






Longy

Anonymous said...

Love it Gary. This cheers me up!






Longy

Anonymous said...

ffs sorry about that mate. Comps going barking on me!

arstider said...

Hello

All singles with Dickies is fun...:-D

Do you know that one of them was in a group in the early-70s that was playing songs like early Pink Floyd, at least one LP exist.

Best wishes from Sweden

fred said...

There used to be some confusion that Stan Lee from the Dickies was Stan Lee that played in the hard rock group from Alabama called "Felt", but, um, that is not true. Nor is he the Stan Lee who created the Hulk, Thor or Fantastic Four. But Stan Lee from the Dickies IS the guy that sold drugs to Iggy Pop in the early '70s, eventually getting Iggy's Raw Power tiger jacket! I freakin' loved the Dickies, they were the Monkees to the Weirdos Beatles!

hdvns said...

Yes, I love this single and my kids love it to and "Got It At The Store".
Cheers!

garychching said...

Hey Longy, I thought you just loved it so much you wanted to tell everyone.

garychching said...

Hi Arstide, is that Syd Barrett Pink Floyd?

Do you have this album as well?

Is it any good?

I like some of Syd's early stuff (Arnold Layne, etc)

garychching said...

Hey Fred, being a comic fan I knew it wasn't Stan Lee from the comics, but have never heard of the other confusion before.

garychching said...

Hey HDVNS, this is impossible for anyone not to like. If you do meet someone that doesn't my advice is avoid them.

Devil Dick said...

the dickies are on one the devil's fave early us punk bands!

aint heard this one in years!

i had a live version on RIOR cassette back in the day....

garychching said...

Cheers Devil Dick, glad to bring back some momories

Anonymous said...

I wanted to drive one of those buggies, too...good stuff.

garychching said...

Hi Anon, do you know the military defense organizations trialled them, but they weren't as good as they looked. You can imagine soldiers burning around in those little buggies.