Banana in 1988
|Origin||Belgrade, Serbia, Yugoslavia|
|Genres||Rock, pop rock, power pop|
|Years active||1985 – 1988|
|Past members||Aleksandra Toković
Banana was formed in 1985. 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). They released their debut album, Ponoćni pasaži (Midnight Sections) in 1986. 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.
In the summer of 1987, the band toured Czechoslovakia, headlining a festival in Prague, 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. Aleksandra Toković wrote seven songs which marked the band's shift towards power pop. Soon after the release of their second album, Banana disbanded.
Borojević moved to Partibrejkers, and later started working as a producer, producing the albums by Bjesovi, Piloti, Dža ili Bu, Kristali, Partibrejkers and other acts. Aleksandra Toković became a television presenter at Radio Television of Serbia. Cincar formed the band Fantomi.
- Ponoćni pasaži (1986)
- Banana (1988)
- Janjatović, Petar (2007). EX YU ROCK enciklopedija 1960-2006. Belgrade: self-released. p. 25.
- "Sandra Toković, Boban Šaranović, Đorđe Petrovič: Grupa Banana/LP 'Banana' (1988)", yugopapir.com
- Igor Borojević production credits at Discogs