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Fun Boy Three – FB3 (1982)

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Fun Boy Three – FB3 (1982)

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The great 1982 debut album from The Fun Boy Three – a project consisting of the wonderful Terry Hall and 2 other former members of the amazing SKA group ‘The Specials’.

Banarama appear on a few tracks including the hit single Tain’t What You Do (It’s the Way That You Do It)!

Fun Boy Three were an excellent, successful but short-lived English band which existed from 1981 to 1983 and was formed by singers Terry Hall, Neville Staples and Lynval Golding after they left The Specials.

They dispensed with the darker, moody sound and demeanour which they and Specials head honcho Jerry Dammers had crafted with great success in the ska revival of the late 1970s and went into a much brighter, poppier phase with this new band, though maintaining savagery and wit within the lyrics and Hall’s wholly expressionless persona.

Terry grew out and bleached his hair and wore more flamboyant clothes befitting of the early ’80s.

Together they set about making music which covered a variety of genres. The band enjoyed six UK Top 20 hits, including the jungledrum-inspired “The Lunatics (Have Taken Over the Asylum)” and the brassy, marriage-cynic anthem “Tunnel of Love” and created two albums of which the eponymous Fun Boy Three was the most successful.

The trio’s last UK hit was the song “Our Lips Are Sealed” from album Waiting, co-written by Terry Hall and Jane Wiedlin of The Go-Gos, who had scored a U.S. hit with the song a year earlier. They then toured the United States and split afterwards.

Fun Boy Three Waiting.jpgThey were also credited with helping launch the career in 1982 of Bananarama, whom Hall first saw in The Face magazine. The three women, in their berets and donkey jackets, provided credited chorus vocals on the hit “T’ain’t What You Do (It’s the Way That You Do It)” before the tables turned and the Fun Boy Three appeared as ‘guests’ on the Bananarama song “Really Saying Something”.

Bananarama would go on to become the most successful all-female group in U.K. chart history, a title they held until the arrival of the Spice Girls.

Hall went on to create the even more short-lived project The Colourfield, who had one hit in 1985, before forming less successful bands Vegas and Terry, Blair & Anouchka. He also embarked on a solo career and maintains respect from musicians and fans alike, with many acts citing him as an influence.

Tracklisting

1. “Sanctuary”
2. “Way on Down”
3. “The Lunatics (Have Taken Over the Asylum)”
4. “Life in General (Lewe in Algemeen)”
5. “Faith, Hope & Charity”
6. “Funrama 2”
7. “Best of Luck Mate”
8. “T’ain’t What You Do (It’s the Way That You Do It)” (with Bananarama) (Oliver/Young)
9. “The Telephone Always Rings”
10. “I Don’t Believe It”
11. “Alone”

* All songs by Golding/Hall/Staples unless noted.



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August 5, 2008 Posted by | Bananarama, Fun Boy Three, Music_Pop, Terry Hall, The Specials, _MUSIC, _VIDEO | Leave a comment

Bananarama & Fun Boy Three- Tain’t What You Do (It’s the Way That You Do It)

Bananarama support Fun Boy Three on the strange, yet excellent, cover of a real classic “Tain’t What You Do (It’s the Way That You Do It)”!

Ella Fitzgerald did a seminal version of this song about 99 years earlier!

Word of warning … Terry Hall’s wearing some scary pink trousers here !

When I was a kid about half past three
My ma said “Daughter, come here to me”
Said things may come, and things may go
But this is one thing you ought to know…

Oh ‘t ain’t what you do it’s the way that you do it
‘T ain’t what you do it’s the way that you do it
‘T ain’t what you do it’s the way that you do it
That’s what gets results

‘T ain’t what you do it’s the time that you do it
‘T ain’t what you do it’s the time that you do it
‘T ain’t what you do it’s the time that you do it
That’s what gets results

You can try hard
Don’t mean a thing
Take it easy, greasy
Then your jive will swing

Oh ‘t ain’t what you do it’s the place that you do it
‘T ain’t what you do it’s the time that you do it
‘T ain’t what you do it’s the way that you do it
That’s what gets results

You’ve learned your ABC’s
You’ve learned your DFG’s
But this is something you don’t learn in school
So get your hip boots on
And then you’ll carry on
But remember if you’re tryin’ too hard
It don’t mean a thing
Take it easy


‘T ain’t what you bring it’s the way that you bring it
‘T ain’t what you swing it’s the way that you swing it
‘T ain’t what you sing it’s the way that you sing it
(That’s what gets results)

‘T ain’t what you do it’s the way that you do it

‘T ain’t what you do it’s the way that you do it

‘T ain’t what you do it’s the way that you do it

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August 5, 2008 Posted by | Bananarama, Fun Boy Three, Music_Pop, Terry Hall, _MUSIC, _POETRY, _VIDEO | Leave a comment

Bananarama & Fun Boy Three – Really Saying Something

Bananarama were a great Brit pop band back in the eighties.

In 1982, Bananarama released their third single, a cover of the Velvelettes’ “Really Saying Something“. It was backed by “Give Us Back Our Cheap Fares“.

The A side was from their debut album, Deep Sea Skiving. The B side was a non-LP track that was added as a bonus on a later CD release.

Terry Hall’s great Fun Boy Three sang background on the A side (sort of a payback for Bananarama’s backup vocals on Fun Boy Three’s “T’aint What You Do (It’s The Way That You Do It)” from earlier in 1982).

The single reached the #5 spot on the U.K. singles chart.

The London new wave band is still intact though one original member, Siobhan Fahey, left in 1988 to form Shakespeare’s Sister.

For bananarama information go to www.bananaramauk.com

Here’s the 1982 cPromo Video for Bananarama’s Really Saying Something.

From: BananaramaUK

August 5, 2008 Posted by | Bananarama, Fun Boy Three, Music_Pop, Terry Hall, _MUSIC | Leave a comment