May 7, 2017

Boomer Anthems: Venus by Bananarama

Extra Points for Chinese Red Latex Satan Cat Suit.


Goddess on the mountain top
Burning like a silver flame
The summit of beauty and love
And Venus was her name

She's got it
Yeah, baby, she's got it
I'm your Venus, I'm your fire
At your desire
Well, I'm your Venus, I'm your fire
At your desire

And what's more... they're coming back.


Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 7, 2017 11:25 PM
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Preferred Shocking Blue's version of "Venus",but the Bananarama ladies have weathered well. The song is one of those earwig tunes,enters your ear and stays there,playing whether you want it to,or not.

Posted by: Nori at May 8, 2017 6:58 AM

Absolutely, Nori!
Woo hoo!!!

Posted by: Kauf Buch at May 8, 2017 8:14 AM

Playing the centrist here- both versions are great. I'll bet the Bananarama show would be all kinds of fun.
A little OT- A consideration for the "Boomer Anthem" series: I was browsing the U-tube, clicking up some oldies, and ran across "Along Comes Mary" by the Association. I hadn't heard the song in years, and hadn't ever seen the lyrics written out before. Psychedelic as hell, and it's real poetry to boot. Those lyrics can stand with the works of Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen.


Posted by: jwm at May 8, 2017 9:00 AM

Great link,thanks Kauf Buch! Those pants and boots make them look the house band at Star Fleet Academy.
JWM:agree about "Along Comes Mary",it's more lyrical than their poppier later hits "Cherish" and "Windy".
Thanks be to Mr Vanderleun for providing the Boomer Anthems platform. It's never boring.

Posted by: Nori at May 8, 2017 9:57 AM

Oh no no no. The Association was an awful band. Have you ever heard Cherish? Its nightmare dreck!
Also, don't even put them up against Bob or Leonard. As if.

Posted by: pbird at May 8, 2017 12:09 PM

Ok, I watched that video. Come on...............
Are you messing with us, G.V.?

Posted by: pbird at May 8, 2017 12:12 PM

I don't make the videos. I just report them.

Posted by: vanderleun at May 8, 2017 12:18 PM

Yeah Gerard, I miss the 90's too. But the fashions were HIDEEEEOUS!

Posted by: Doug at May 8, 2017 10:59 PM

Pbird: Yes, their hits were the super-icky songs "Windy", and "Cherish". That's why I was so surprised when I clicked on "Along Comes Mary", and followed the lyrics. As I said, I hadn't hear the song since forever, and on hearing it again, I would say Definitely Not Icky. ;)


Posted by: jwm at May 9, 2017 8:51 AM

Yeah, I ran it through my head again and the music was very nice, with the flute and all.

Posted by: pbird at May 9, 2017 10:38 AM

TO jwm

Being a bit ... ahem ...OLDER than you young'uns...
at a high school dance
to Cherish and Windy...!!!

Posted by: Kauf Buch at May 9, 2017 4:24 PM

Sorry, Kauf. Those were my high school songs, too. They sucked back then, just like now. With or without the dream girls.


Posted by: jwm at May 9, 2017 4:53 PM