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) was a Yugoslav pop rock band from Belgrade.

Band history[edit]

Banana was formed in 1985.[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 toured Czechoslovakia, headlining a festival in Prague,[2] 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.[3] 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. ^ "Sandra Toković, Boban Šaranović, Đorđe Petrovič: Grupa Banana/LP 'Banana' (1988)", yugopapir.com
  3. ^ Igor Borojević production credits at Discogs