Banana Moon

Artist: Daevid Allen
Label: BYG Records
Catalog#: 529 345
Format: Vinyl
Country: France
Released: 1971
A1 It's The Time Of Your Life 3:21

Bass, Rhythm Guitar - Christian Tritsch
Drums - Pip Pyle
Written-By - Christian Tritsch
Written-By - Daevid Allen

A2 Memories 3:37

Lead Guitar, Vocals - Robert Wyatt
Written-By - Hugh Hopper

A3 All I Want Is Out Of Here 4:48

Written-By - Daevid Allen

A4 Fred The Fish And The Chip On His Shoulder 2:27

Written-By - Daevid Allen

A5 White Neck Blooze 4:36

Written-By - Daevid Allen

A6 Codein Coda  

Written-By - Daevid Allen

B1 Stoned Innocent Frankenstein... 3:28

Written-By - Daevid Allen

B2 And His Adventures In The Land Of Flip 11:44

Written-By - Daevid Allen

B3 I Am A Bowl 2:46

Trombone - Nick Evans
Written-By - Daevid Allen


Bass Guitar - Archie Legget
Chorus - Barry St. John
Chorus - Maggie Bell
Drums - Robert Wyatt
Engineer - Phil Dunne
Lead Guitar, Vocals - Daevid Allen
Piano - Gary Wright
Producer - Pierre Lattès
Violin - Gerry Fields
Vocals [Space Whisper] - Shakti Yoni


Recorded Jan 1971 at Marquee Studios
Re-released in 1975 on Caroline/Virgin Records C1512.

Strawberry Bricks Entry: 
For his second album for BYG, Daevid Allen returned to London, as Jean Karakos wanted some Soft Machine star power on board. His visa issues resolved, Allen could legally enter the UK; and after a gig supporting Soft Machine at the Roundhouse, BYG booked Marquee Studios and the ensuing Banana Moon album was recorded over a period of “bacchanalia-filled” days. Gongster Christian Tritsch’s guitar and bass ignite the opening “It’s the Time of Your Life,” which also features Delivery’s Pip Pyle on drums. The wistful “Memories,” penned by Hugh Hopper and a staple from early The Wilde Flowers days, features Robert Wyatt on vocals, thus fulfilling Karakos’s wish. Wyatt and bassist Archie Legget provide the rhythm section for most of the album. “Fred The Fish and the Chip On His Shoulder” has a sing-along feel, obviously reflecting the pub-like mood of the recording session. “White Neck Blooze” features Allen performing an uncanny and dead-on Kevin Ayers impersonation, complete with backing vocals from Barry St. John and Legget’s cohorts, Maggie Bell and Gary Wright. The second side features Allen’s “Stoned Innocent Frankenstein”-a lovely and melodic number that descends into the darker space of “And His Adventures in the Land of Flip.” The latter track is a full-on monster of spontaneous jamming, featuring Wyatt, Legget and violinist Gerry Field. The side closes with “I Am a Bowl,” another instant composition graced with Soft Machine guest Nick Evans’s trombone. The album saw release in July on the French BYG label and was reissued by Caroline Records in 1975.
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