Banana (band)

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Banana
Banana 1988.jpg
Banana in 1988
Background information
Origin Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia
Genres Rock, pop rock, power pop
Years active 1985 – 1988
Labels PGP-RTB
Associated acts Partibrejkers
Past members Aleksandra Toković
Boban Šaranović
Dragan Lončar
Srđan Cincar
Igor Borojević

Banana (Serbian Cyrillic: Банана) were a former Yugoslav pop rock band.

Band history[edit]

Banana was formed in 1985 in Belgrade.[1] Initially the band went through numerous lineup changes, before a steady lineup was formed: Aleksandra Toković (daughter of the famous composer Dragan Toković, vocals), Dragan Lončar (guitar), Boban Šaranović (bass guitar), Srđan Cincar (keyboards) and Igor Borojević (drums).[1] They released their debut album, Ponoćni pasaži (Midnight Sections) in 1986.[1] The album was pop rock-oriented and featured guitarist Duda Bezuha, Bajaga i Instruktori keyboardist Saša Lokner and former Zamba vocalist and bass guitarist Bogdan Dragović as guest musicians.[1]

In the summer of 1987, the band performed in Czechoslovakia, and at the beginning of 1988, they released their second album, Banana‚ produced by keyboardist Đorđe Petrović, who, at the time, performed with the band.[1] Aleksandra Toković wrote seven songs which marked the band's shift towards power pop.[1] Soon afte the release of their second album, Banana disbanded.[1]

Post breakup[edit]

Borojević moved to of Partibrejkers, and later started working as a producer,[1] producing the albums by Bjesovi, Piloti, Dža ili Bu, Kristali, Partibrejkers and other acts.[2] Aleksandra Toković became a television presenter at Radio Television of Serbia.[1] Cincar formed the band Fantomi.[1]

Discography[edit]

  • Ponoćni pasaži (1986)
  • Banana (1988)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Janjatović, Petar (2007). EX YU ROCK enciklopedija 1960-2006. Belgrade: self-released. p. 25. 
  2. ^ Igor Borojević produciton credits at Discogs