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We're The Banana Splits

Your childhood TV rock-n-roll idols, on vinyl!

One of the greatest things about the music of the 60's is how it accessible it was to just about anyone. The cool kids had the Beatles and the Stones; middle America watched the Monkees; the hippies had the Dead and Jefferson Airplane; even Mom and Dad could swing to a homogenized version of Lennon & McCartney done up by Enoch Light or Tony Bennett. And for the toddlers, there were these weirdos, the Banana Splits.

I was suprised at how good some of the songs on this hard to find LP are (thanks to my friend Gary who let me borrow his copy). I'm not saying the Banana Splits were the next Beatles, but compared to the kind of music they make for kids today (the Barney theme comes to mind) this stuff kicks ass. Let's hear it for Fleagle, Bingo, Drooper and Snork!

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Songs:

We're The Banana Splits (MP3) ...yeah!
The Tra La La Song (MP3) The tune you can never get out of your head... just try.
Soul (MP3) Can four guys in crazy animal costumes have... soul?

See Also: Fonzie, Fonzie, He's Our Man, Themes From Hit TV Shows, The Kids from the Brady Bunch

Your Comments:

phil in uk says:
fantastic anyone know where i could get the videos of the shows,leave a link in the message board cheers.SIZE OF A AN ELEPHANT, sorry couldnt resist (11-05-2003)

ray (rayandrews@southsea64.fsnet.co.uk) says:
what was the name of the cheer leaders group on the bananna splits? (11-02-2003)

tim (briggsh@pacbell.net) says:
Hey I was curious if they ever put out a record for "Lancelot Link: Secret Chimp"???They had a band play on almost every episode. In fact, I believe they did a killer version of 'Purple Haze'. Anybody know about this??? (11-02-2003)

Joe (Jbondo5@aol.com) says:
Does anyone know where to find these great episodes of The Banana Splits. I would love to show my kids what real TV was like.
Joe (10-29-2003)

Scott (bodensteiner@mecanalytical.com) says:
Please please please... Anyone: e-mail me a audio file of the tra la la song. (10-27-2003)

MGBADA JOE,ABA,NAIJA (MGBADAJOE@ABA.COM) says:
I LOVE THIS PAGE. KEEP IT UP. (10-27-2003)

Kenneth L Horvath Jr (walnutroad66@hotmail.com) says:
I remember the banana splits from when i was growin up i never missed a show the banana splits were my #1 show and still is today i remember the show like it was yesterday.i wish i could get a hold of the banana splits on vhs or dvd the whole collection. if i could get them on vhs or dvd please E mail me at my e mail address at walnutroad66@hotmail.com thank you (10-25-2003)

Antonio Dahinden (Aplesoftdogs@Yahoo.com) says:
When i was little i got to see the Banana Split and i loved it .I am 43 years old and i still like it.I would like to own a the series of the Banana Split show.Please tell me how to get a copy of the tv series.Please Email me (10-16-2003)

Andrew (timedistorter@excite.com) says:
HELP! Does Anyone have 'video' clip of the opening theme of the Banana Splits as well as the opening theme from 'Danger Isalnd' ?? or if you know for sure where i could download them at...I had them but lost them due to a hd failure!!! :( thanks, (10-07-2003)

Armydiller (http://www.armydiller.com/wretched_music.shtml) says:
The Banana Splits was so cool when I was a kid... and then I saw it on Cartoon Network as an adult. WTF was I thinking?!?!?! The horror! Ah well, best part (besides the Tra La La song) was the cartoons they featured -- Arabian Knights, Tom Sawyer & Huck Finn, and wasn't there some pirate one? Heh... (To Frank of The Vinyl Museum -- great site. I'm linked to it from "The Most Wretched Music on MP3.com" -- too bad nobody today cuts wretched music today quite like Mrs. Miller, Tammy Fay Bakker, & Mae West. Oh the humanity!!!) (09-21-2003)

ryan (Basquebballchick@hotmail.com) says:
hoota hotta heedie (09-14-2003)

Bob says:
Low-quality cartoons/films linked by folks in evil costumes running around like they were all stoned. Entertainment at it's low. I wouldn't let my kids watch it. And yes, I have no childhood experience myself as I've seen it first on Cartoon Network as an adult. (09-10-2003)

PETER ANTHONY HESLOP SMITH says:
IN THE MIDST OF MY CHILDHOOD IN MID 70S I THOUGHT THEY WERE BRILLIANT AND WHEN I SEE THEM ON TV IT SO MUCH TAKES ME BACK AND I ASK MYSELF WHERE HAVE THE YEARS GONE. (09-10-2003)

Pam says:
This is great. I thought I was one of the only people to remember this show from the 60's. I was in my teens back then but watched with my younger sisters and loved it. I still to this day, have my official Banana Splits Membership card!! All I can hear is that theme song in my head now..Tra La La Tra La La La...thanks for bringing back fun memories. (09-04-2003)

ruth dickey (contrary2you@aol.com) says:
i "v been looking for the bannana splits records for a long time any ideas as to where icould find them or even get a recorded copy of there songs please help if you can i want to hear them again. thank you rd. (08-30-2003)

emily says:
Is there A Banana Split movie where a little girl walks through a mirror and has adventures with them? (08-27-2003)

sharon (rose169112@aol.com) says:
any one interested in buying all four of the banana splits they are about three feet tall standing they were signed at a mall back in 1972 by the original banana splits they are in very good condition in plastic.please let me know.... (08-26-2003)

sharon (rose169112@aol.com) says:
any one interested in buying all four of the banana splits they are about three feet tall standing they were signed at a mall back in 1972 by the original banana splits they are in very good condition in plastic.please let me know.... (08-26-2003)

amzie pie says:
Whoaaa!! I love the Banana Splits they used to be on cartoon network..I love them
And I am only 16-x- (08-24-2003)

Paul (monkeyssuck@hotmail.com) says:
The Banana Splits show along with HR Puff N' Stuff are the most scary shows ever... In fact, I remember watching The Banana Splits show when I was like 10 years old at 2 oclock AM and I got bad vibes from it... It literally gave me goose bumps and I was afraid to walk from my living room down the hall to my bedroom. Being 17 years old now, looking at pictures of them online I still get goose bumps. Scary crap. Sure todays childrens shows are a little violent, but at least they arn't possesed by something so evil that you get chill bumps everytime you watch it. HR Puff N' Stuff is the same way, EXTRA SCARY CRAP! (08-23-2003)






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