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April 3, 2012


Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci’s ‘Banana’

I’m not quite sure how this came about to be honest and although I could do some online research to work out where and who it came from, I must admit that the mystery of it is part of the appeal. I stumbled upon this on TV late one night many years ago – I think it was on S4C (the Welsh-language channel of Wales) – and, given my total obsessiveness with Gorky’s at the time, it was a real find for a major fan.

In last friday’s post, Binky specified that he couldn’t find Miss Trudy by Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci on the Playlistify thingy so I looked it up on YouTube and – as if by circumstantial magic (Non-fans will not be aware of the black magic of Gorky’s) came upon the following Banana playlist once again:

In essence, Banana is just a collection of home made music videos made on VHS at arguably their creative peak over the period of an EP or two and the Bwyd Time LP. As I say, I don’t know who filmed them, but it’s not important. What’s important is that virtually every song – and it is like listening to an album – is brilliant and from this you really get the energy and excitement of a load of kids who were loving playing music and entertaining even the great John Peel.

If you’re not digging the Gorky’s sound or feel like switching off, check out the 12 Impressionistic Soundscapes before you log off for an … ahem… slightly different experience (read ‘headmash’).

  1. Bink
    Apr 4 2012

    Ooh, that’s lovely. I especially like the “Why are we sleeping?” segment, and the amazing interview that follows it. In fact all the interviews and all the songs are amazing. Congratulations to Gorky’s.

  2. admin
    Apr 4 2012

    Hurray for mutual loving of the Gorky’s!

    All bands should have their own Bananaesque film done before their ego’s inflate.

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