Bananaman is a character that is well know to anyone reading the Beano and the Dandy. Bananaman is a parody of traditional superheroes, being portrayed as a schoolboy, Eric, who is transformed into a muscled, caped adult man when he eats a banana.
From 1983 to 1986, the BBC aired a cartoon series based on Bananaman and featuring the voices of the members of The Goodies: Tim Brooke- Taylor, Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie. I did the music originally as a library as well as the iconic Bananaman theme tune.
There has been talk of Bananaman-The Movie as well as a stage production that actually took place in 2017-2018 at The Southwark Playhouse in London.
I decided to add some tracks here that were never used and also some fun remixes of the original Bananaman themes.
The lovely Tim Whitnall revoiced the titles for me. Graham Garden did the original but my audio version wasn’t very good quality-wise so I took the liberty of doing a new voice over.
Most of the music was recorded using the huge and unweildy Emulator which, at the time, offered rather good instruments. The clunky drums was a Drumulator that had a great sounding kit and terrible high hats. All recorded in real time onto 16 track analogue tape. Them were the days!