Tracks to educate young people with

(posted by quarsan)

Number Eight : Theme – The Banana Splits (mp3 file)

James Brown is, unquestionably the Godfather of Soul, but who is the Godfather of Punk? Lou Reed? Iggy Pop? Alice Cooper?

Nope. It is the Banana Splits. This wild and untamed theme song is one of the finest punk tracks ever recorded. It is the sound of joyous anarchy. It is a myth that punk was miserable and apathetic, it was the opposite. The punk spirit was saying you can do this too. Sniffing Glue’s famous page showing an E, A and G chord with the instruction “Now form a band” said more about it than any number of learned articles or sullen poses.

The Banana Splits have something with real energy, and something more valuable. You just want to jump about and join in whenever you hear it.

So, listening to Mac’s suggestion that we form a band, let’s try our first track. Listen to the mp3 file above really loudly and sing along:

The Troubled Divas Theme

One Diva, two Diva, three Diva, four
Troubled Divas make a bunch and so do many more.
Over hill and highway the four bloggers go
Comin’ to bring you the Troubled Diva show
Makin’ up a mess of fun, makin’ up a mess of fun
Lots of fun for everyone

Tra la la, la la la la
Tra la la, la la la la

Four Divas, three Divas, two Divas, one
Troubled Divas playin’ in the bright warm sun.
Flippin’ like a pancake, popping like a cork
Auntie, John, quarsan an’ Mac


Two Divas, four Divas, one Diva, three
Postin’ like a bunch on monkeys, commentin’ for free.
Hey there, ev’rybody, won’t you come along and see
How much like Troubled Divas ev’ryone can be


Makin up a mess of fun
Makin up a mess of fun
Happiness for ev’ryone
Tra la la, la la la la
Tra la la, la la la la
Tra la la, la la la la

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