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Bananarama: Deep Sea Skiving (London)

Craig Zeller, Creem, July 1983

HEARING MY fickle cad of a friend freely admit that he was throwing the Go-Go's over for Bananarama on the basis of one import single may have had something to do with the fact that my initial exposure to Siobhan Fahey, Sarah Dallin, and Keren Woodward left me on the impervious side. But mainly it was because 'He Was Really Sayin' Somethin'' didn't rate more than a shoulder shrug, the performance being an overly placid run-through of a Motown obscurity ('Needle In A Haystack' would've been a better bet for a Velvelettes cover anyway) with gimmicky tribal rhythms tacked on.

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