Monday, March 26, 2007

Guy Marks Video: Loving You has Made me Bananas

This much beloved tune is one of the most searched for songs on this blog, (second only to leaked Nine Inch Nails songs off of Year Zero) Due to the kindness of other readers, we now have a video stream of Guy Marks performing "Loving You has Made me Bananas."

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Many thanks to Mark Boyle for the .wma file. He also provided some additional information in the comments section:

Mark Boyle said...

Hi Folks - I'll fill in the blanks on this one. Guy Marks - known as the "Comedian's Comedian" to some, the Godfather of Alternative Comedy to others, wrote this parody of old Big Band era stuff in the 1960s, & subsequently found himself circa 1978 enjoying a hit single in Britain, including two appearences on the (then) prestigious "Top Of The Pops" show - no mean feat in those Punk era & "Grease" days! Dickie (as in "Dickie The Duckie", ie. someone who is gay) was just one of his personas on the record, he did indeed sing the whole thing. He was tickled that people would swear blind years later that it really an old Big Band number he had "covered", & that it became of the best known "Big Band" tunes around!
November 04, 2006 6:42 PM


You can view the original post here.

*UPDATE*
Listen to (clean high quality version provided by Murphstar):
"Loving You Has Made Me Bananas"

Visit:
Wiki Entry on Guy Marks

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5 Comments:

Anonymous dasMobius said...

That video is bad ass! I like the part where he walks away from the microphone and sits down in the middle of the song. It's so unexpected, yet makes sense since he doesn't have to sing on that part.

Friday, March 30, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ZUKI--

THANKS FOR PUTTING UP THE VID--

YEARS AGO, FOR REASONS I DO NOT UNDERSTAND, THE LYRICS STUCK IN MY HEAD, (NO IT COULDN'T BE THE ANSWERS TO THE PHYSICS EXAM,OH NO, BUT THESE GOOFY LYRICS).

THEN YEARS LATER ON MY TRAVELS, I CHANCED UPON A KINDA RETRO HASH JOINT FOR A GRUBOUT. THE WAITRESS HAD HER HAIR ABOUT UP TO THE LIGHT FIXTURES, WITH AT LEAST 3 PENCILS STUCK WITHIN IT. SHE SEEMED TO BE HAVING FUN WITH HER JOB.

GRUB DONE I ASKED FOR THE CHECK, AND A BOOK OF MATCHES. ON THE INSIDE OF THE BOOK OF MATCHES I WROTE;
"YOUR RED SCARF MATCHES YOUR EYES,
YOU CLOSED YOUR COVER BEFORE STRIKING,YOUR FATHER HAS THE SHIPFITTING BLUES, LOVING YOU HAS MADE ME BANANAS."

I FOLDED THE TIP INTO THE MATCHES, CLOSED THE COVER, AND LEFT THE MATCH BOOK ON THE COUNTER TOP.

AFTER THE NEXT TIME I WENT INTO THE HASH JOINT, I GOT LUCKY.

WELL, MORE FUN THAN ACING THE PHYSICS EXAM.....

Friday, April 06, 2007  
Anonymous Carlamcs said...

What a hoot! I have no idea where/when I originally heard that song, but I did have the 45..back in the day.
I also did some kind of dance to it in our dorm hall. It was wierd, but it was my signature dance.
Video is cool too.

Thursday, September 27, 2007  
Anonymous Bo Ayars said...

I actually saw Guy Marks work in 'Vegas. I also saw him off stage. Off stage, he was the funniest guy I've ever seen, including Don Rickles, Bill Cosby, and Red Skelton. To me, he was funnier off stage than on; don't know why. But he was, both on and off stage, a very, very funny man. He was extremely quick and reminded me of Robin Williams when he's really on...

great song...

Wednesday, October 17, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Guy Marks, see Vivian Stanshall? Bonzo Dog Doodah Band

Friday, December 07, 2007  

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