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ChavezSpeakstheTruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-05 09:45 AM
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Poll question: THE ULTIMATE BATTLE- The Bangles Vs Bananarama
Who wins?

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-05 09:46 AM
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1. Hmmmm... puke or tobacco spit
Tough choice.
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ChavezSpeakstheTruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-05 09:50 AM
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3. You know you can't resist Cruel Summer!
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-05 09:53 AM
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5. Yeah it's catchy... and they're the spit, the Bangles are puke
That woman's eye rolly thing made me want to hurl every. single. time.
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-05 09:47 AM
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2. Bananarama on music but I still LOVE Susanna Hoffs
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ChavezSpeakstheTruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-05 09:50 AM
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4. That's usually the way this goes
Throw the Go Gos in and we've got trouble....
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-05 09:54 AM
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6. Not really a GoGo's fan..the music was pablum
Bananarama at least were consistently about QUALITY even if you don't like their songs...Cruel Summer is practically an ANTHEM of the 80's..and all of their stuff is quite dancable
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ChavezSpeakstheTruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-05 09:57 AM
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7. Cruel Summer (which I have on now) was in my top 5 songs of the 80's
I agree with you completely
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jonnyblitz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-05 10:00 AM
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8. bananarama was one of those bands i hated to admit that
Edited on Wed May-04-05 10:01 AM by jonnyblitz
I loved. the remake of shocking blue's venus i really liked.. :P

I saw the Bangles twice live, once in a bar and once backing up Cindy Lauper in the 80's and they always bored me. I HATE "walk like an egyptian"..ewwwww
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-05 10:02 AM
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9. I still can't get that Manic Monday song out of my head.
Wasn't that the Bangles? If so, then yep, I like 'em.
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tjdee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-05 07:46 PM
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34. Prince wrote that song for them though, LOL.
:thumbsup:
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carpetbagger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-05 08:18 PM
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37. That's the point behind why the Bangles were a good band.
They stretched their talent as far as possible with good songwriters and good studio musicians.
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Zuni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-05 10:03 AM
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10. The Go-Gos could take both down
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ChavezSpeakstheTruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-05 10:13 AM
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13. You're so 86!
:sigh:
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blondeatlast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-05 07:24 PM
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32. Didja ever see them in their pre-IRS days?
They played at the same sort of clubs that X did. (FWIW, I'm not an Angeleno, just visited there a LOT).

They were much harder-edged then.
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-05 11:23 AM
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15. good for you, Zuni!
they are why a bunch of we females started a band.
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-05 10:10 AM
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11. what did bananarama sing?
i was thinking of 'bow wow wow'
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ChavezSpeakstheTruth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-05 10:12 AM
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12. Cruel Summer - BEEYATCH!
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-05 11:24 AM
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16. well the Bangles actually played their own instruments
Don't remember enough about Bananarama to say if they did.
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-05 10:17 AM
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14. Bananarama!
Are you kidding? "Shy Boy" alone puts them ahead of The Bangles. :-)
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-05 11:25 AM
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17. no no no
sorry Terry. ;)

alt band chick here.
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last_texas_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-05 11:27 AM
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18. Gotta be the Bangles
Sure "Cruel Summer" is cool, but there's not really much of a comparison when you consider their overall output, IMHO.
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-05 11:28 AM
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19. I liked the Peterson sisters more than Susannah.
Found them to be HAWT.
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driver8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-05 06:52 PM
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30. The Peterson sisters are still hot!!
I saw the Bangles a couple of weeks ago with a friend. He and I always talk about what a "crush" we have on Vicki Peterson. I told him, "There is something sexy about a woman playing guitar. If she can play lead guitar (like Vicki), forget about it!! " (Vicky is a very good guitar player.)

They both looked great that night. The drummer, Debbie, is so tall. She was wearing a short skirt and boots (my wife told me to stop drooling)...she has legs that go on forever!!
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mac56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-05 08:38 PM
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38. I am in lurve with Debbie.



Susanna who?!
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-05 08:43 PM
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39. It's like the shining moment while watching WKRP . . .
when you realized Bailey is the hot one, not the woman everyone else is focusing on.
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driver8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-05 09:41 PM
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40. Yes!!! I had a HUGE crush on Bailey...I saw her on "Battle of the
Network Stars" and she was wearing a bathing suit...she looked so amazing!! What a cutie...
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asthmaticeog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-05 11:38 AM
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20. Micki Steele was the original singer of the Runaways
before Cherie Curie. Therefore the Bangles win.
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-05 11:40 AM
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21. Susanna Hoffs
by a MILE
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dxstone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-05 12:01 PM
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22. Everyone loses!
haha... actually, I liked Walk Like an Egyptian... but I too was thinking of Bow Wow Wow when I clicked on this (specifically the beautiful and scary AnnaBella; bad bald girls just don't get sexier than her!)...
Wonder where they all are today?...
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-05 12:02 PM
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23. Is this a sex thread?
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Coventina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-05 12:16 PM
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24. Both are good but I had to vote Bananarama
because I actually own some of their albums.
I don't own any of the Bangles' albums, so I guess I must like Bananrama more.

But the Go-Go's are the best "girl" group of the 80s. No question.
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-05 12:21 PM
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25. The Bangles are actual musicians and songwriters
Edited on Wed May-04-05 12:21 PM by Beaverhausen
Bananarama are merely pop tarts! I did like some of their songs though.

But I voted Bangles.
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Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-05 12:41 PM
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26. The Bangless Beat Ramabanana...
...as a former wife used to call them.
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driver8 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-05 12:45 PM
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27. The Bangles!! Hands down!! I saw the Bangles two weeks ago...
they really can play!! Vicki Pederson is quite a guitarist, and her sister is a pretty good drummer. Not to mention how cute Susanna Hoffs is...

Unfortunately, Michael Steele is no longer with the band. She really added a lot to their harmonies.
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-05 12:45 PM
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28. The Bangles, of course.
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kmla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-05 12:49 PM
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29. Bananarama. End. of. Story.
They were much cuter.

I used to have a secret crush on Siobhan. Hubba hubba!!!

And they way they ate those bananas in the 'Cruel Summer' video - *fans self* - is it hot in here, or is it me?

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sundog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-05 07:01 PM
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31. Bananrama of course...
I have now fulfilled my gay cliche quota for the month :P
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mtnester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-05 07:29 PM
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33. The Runaways could kick all their asses though
oh yeah
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MrSlayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-05 07:48 PM
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35. We all lose no matter what happens here.
Drivel in the truest sense of the word.
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tjdee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-04-05 07:52 PM
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36. Bangles had more hits, they played their instruments...
Easy choice, of the two.

But I don't really like "Walk Like an Egyptian" and that stupid dance that didn't even come from that song. Yuck.
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