Daevid Allen ‎– Banana Moon

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Banana Moon
It's The Time Of Your Life 3:21
Memories 3:37
All I Want Is Out Of Here 4:48
Fred The Fish And The Chip On His Shoulder 2:27
White Neck Blooze 4:36
Codein Coda 1:32
Stoned Innocent Frankenstein
Stoned Innocent Frankenstein... 3:28
And His Adventures In The Land Of Flip 11:44
I Am A Bowl 2:46

Versions (24)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
529 345, 529.345 Daevid Allen Banana Moon(LP, Album, Gat) BYG Records, BYG Records 529 345, 529.345 France 1971 Sell This Version
529 345 Deavid Allen* Banana Moon(LP, Album, RE) BYG Records 529 345 France 1971 Sell This Version
529.345 Daevid Allen Banana Moon(LP, Album, RP, Gat) BYG Records 529.345 France 1971 Sell This Version
YX-6044 Daevid Allen Banana Moon(LP, Album, RE, Gat) BYG Records YX-6044 Japan 1973 Sell This Version
C 1512, C1512 Daevid Allen Banana Moon(LP, Album, RE) Caroline Records, Caroline Records C 1512, C1512 UK 1975 Sell This Version
C1512, C 1512 Daevid Allen Banana Moon(LP, Album, RE) Caroline Records, Caroline Records C1512, C 1512 UK 1975 Sell This Version
CR 30165 Daevid Allen Banana Moon(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Charly Records CR 30165 UK 1979 Sell This Version
CR 30165 Daevid Allen Banana Moon(LP, Album, RE, TP, W/Lbl) Charly Records CR 30165 UK 1979 Sell This Version
OX 73178 Daevid Allen Banana Moon(Cass, Album, RE) Oxford OX 73178 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
OX/3178 Daevid Allen Banana Moon(LP, Album, RE) Oxford OX/3178 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
CR 30165 Daevid Allen Banana Moon(LP, Album, RE) Charly Records CR 30165 Italy 1986 Sell This Version
CD LIK 63 Daevid Allen Banana Moon(CD, Album, RE) Decal CD LIK 63 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
CD LIK 63 Daevid Allen Banana Moon(CD, Album, RE) Decal CD LIK 63 France 1990 Sell This Version
CD LIK 63 Daevid Allen Banana Moon(CD, Album, RE) Decal CD LIK 63 UK 1990 Sell This Version
RK CD 452 Daevid Allen Banana Moon(CD, Album, RE, RM) Editions Atlas RK CD 452 France 1993 Sell This Version
14945 Daevid Allen Banana Moon(CD, Album, RE, Dig) Spalax Music 14945 France 1995 Sell This Version
CDCRH 110 Daevid Allen Banana Moon(CD, Album, RE, RM) Charly Records CDCRH 110 UK 1996 Sell This Version
KDCD 003 Daevid Allen Banana Moon(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, Unofficial) ООО "Канкард" KDCD 003 Russia 1999 Sell This Version
GET 557 Daevid Allen Banana Moon(LP, Album, RE) Get Back GET 557 Italy 1999 Sell This Version
SNAP 238CD Daevid Allen Banana Moon(CD, Album, RE, RM) Charly Records SNAP 238CD Europe 2005 Sell This Version
VICP-70077 Daevid Allen Banana Moon(CD, Album, RE, Pap) Victor VICP-70077 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
BELLE 182855 Daevid Allen Banana Moon(CD, Album, RE, RM, Pap) Belle Antique BELLE 182855 Japan 2018 Sell This Version
CR 3050 Daevid Allen Banana Moon(LP, Album, RE) Bellaphon, Charly Records CR 3050 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
CR 30165 Daevid Allen Banana Moon(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Charly Records CR 30165 UK Unknown Sell This Version

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mikew53

mikew53

August 27, 2020
referencing Banana Moon, LP, Album, Gat, 529 345, 529.345
RIP Barry St John - her obituary led me here.

Like Delvap below I was 18 when I bought this as an import, probably from Virgin when they were just a mail order business. Nearly 50 years later it is still a favourite. I like the early Gong records but I love this one.

The story behind the record is Gong had booked time at the Marquee studios but Daevid and Christian were the only ones to get into the country. (Which is ironic considering why Daevid left Soft Machine).Daevid contacted Robert Wyatt who called around and assembled the band. That's Gary Wright's head which has been added to the picture of Daevid, Robert and Archie.

After a gig once I asked Kevin Ayers where the whole banana thing came from and he said "Canterbury being a commuter area we called it cornflake country and, well, you know how bananas go with cornflakes..."
delvap

delvap

August 20, 2020
edited about 1 month ago
referencing Banana Moon, LP, Album, Gat, 529 345, 529.345
Hello,
I was 18 when I bought the first version of this LP.
In those days, France was a fine place to live in, and was not yet a ruined country.
Memories memories...
Music today is always as tremedous than half a century ago.
chirpyhippychick

chirpyhippychick

July 13, 2020
referencing Banana Moon, LP, Album, Gat, 529 345, 529.345
I have had various editions of this album, but the one that I have right now which I am currently playing happens to be the 1979 Charly reissue.

I remember hearing it for the first time as my older brother played it when I was nine or ten years old, once he went out with his friends I entered his room and played his Caroline Records copy, needless to say, I was immediately hooked for the rest of my life, next up was Camembert Electrique and my life has never been the same since.

The musicianship is superb even though to me the quality sounds really rough, but hey, sometimes rough really works for some music, and this is the exact type of music where it does work.

A fantastic album for people of a strange disposition.
mirrortime1

mirrortime1

May 7, 2020
referencing Banana Moon, LP, Album, Gat, 529 345, 529.345
This wonderful album saw the light of day in July of 1971
tommyvercettigang

tommyvercettigang

January 8, 2019
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Banana Moon, LP, Album, RE, C1512, C 1512

i find the drumming on song one to be at a level of someone who has been learning drums for a month or so , the timing is all over the shop and is very distracting.
the strange thing is that i usually like pip pyles drumming even if it can seem a little wild and made up on the fly at times so i assume he is playing this poorly intentionally , thankfully it all seems to flow better for the rest of the album and overall i think it works .
this is an album i will be spinning until the grooves wear out.
despite the weird and shaky start i have to say it's a near perfect piece of art.
also , i can 100 % confirm there is no locked groove on track A6 as stated in the description , a locked groove means that the stylus will never reach the end of the song unless it's bumped out of said groove.
ultimathulerecords

ultimathulerecords

December 3, 2016
referencing Banana Moon, CD, Album, RE, CD LIK 63
DAEVID ALLEN - BANANA MOON (Decal CDLIK 63) CD 39m
Though this psychedelic album is from the late-60's it is relatively new on CD, in fact it was released in 1990. BANANA MOON shows Daevid Allen's sense of humour later to be found in Gong. Such titles as Fred the Fish and Stoned Innocent Frankenstein are examples of his humour, but as well as humour there is some excellent music. All I want is out of here is a rather straight forward track with a spacey guitar, deep grating vocals and a good steady beat from the percussion, essentially very little to this track which makes it even more effective. Fred the Fish, the one of humorous title is much like a pub song, a sense of "roll out the barrel" with a fiddle playing and laughter and chatting in the background. White Neck Blooze, of course a bluesy track, is very mellow with female backing vocals and a rather witty false ending. This CD is definitely worth listening to, great music and the sound quality isn't too bad either. Also it's worth comparing to his later work with Gong.
review by Alan Freeman in Audion magazine #25 (June 1993)
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-octopus-

October 6, 2015
referencing Banana Moon, LP, Album, RE, 529 345
scusami ma non è più disponibile o potrebbe tornare? che se tornasse preferirei aspettare che comprare un'altra versione..
I'm sorry but is no longer available or could return? that if he came back I'd rather wait to buy another version ..
Lolo_Rates

Lolo_Rates

June 27, 2015
referencing Banana Moon, LP, Album, RE, GET 557

Note: this version of this album doesn't have the original cover art, it's a gatefold with a history of Gong essay instead of Daevid's drawings and lyrics on the original.
mr.datsun

mr.datsun

February 15, 2015
referencing Banana Moon, LP, Album, Gat, 529 345, 529.345
My copy of this has the same Didier Léon painting on the cover but has the BYG yellow/orange labels. Same matrix.
DaveTheVan

DaveTheVan

January 21, 2011
referencing Banana Moon, LP, Album, Gat, 529 345, 529.345
I have this (the BYG 529 345 version) and the gatefold cover is not green and makes no mention of Gong on the outside other than identifying Christian Tristch as "Of Gong". I will upload pictures as soon as possible.