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name for a family of tropical herbs (the Musacae), for a genus (Musa) of herbaceous
plants, and for the fruits they produce. Bananas are probably native to tropical
Asia, but are widely cultivated. They are related to the economically valuable
MANILA HEMP and to the BIRD-OF-PARADISE FLOWER. Banana plants have a palmlike
aspect and large leaves, the overlapping bases of which form the so-called false
trunk. Only female flowers develop into the banana fruit (botanically, a berry),
each plant bearing fruit only once. The seeds are sterile; propagation is through
shoots from the rhizomes.
Bananas are an important food staple in the tropics.
- India grows more bananas than
any other country in the world.
- "yo! banana boy!"
- "not a banana
- Research indicates that mosquitoes
are attracted to people who have recently eaten bananas.
- The banana is the most consumed
fruit in the world. It is also the fifth most important agricultural commodity
in terms of international trade, coming after cereals, sugar, coffee and cocoa.
- Reindeer like to eat bananas.
- If monkeys eat too many un-ripe
bananas their tongue and eyes will turn green.
there is no evolutionary
justification for the banana. For all intents and purposes, this plant seems
as though it were artificially created as a food source for early primates.
1. The Banana is a grass,
not a tree.
2. The plant gives off a
fruit, that is totally unnecessary for
propagation. And in fact
one cannot propagate a banana plant via its fruit.
3. The banana propagates, like
another grass - bamboo,
through its roots.
track _La Conquete de la Banane Pyramide_
by Joking Sphinx
off of _A La Recherche de la Banane Pyramide_ 12"x2
- _Preparatifs et Depart_
- _Les Montagnes de Mackarel_
- _Le Grand Mechant Loup_
- _Course Poursuite_
- _Refge Cannibale_
- _La Conquete de la Banane
- cover art by Andy Warhol for experimental rock release
_Velvet Underground & Nico_ 12" (1968)
- _Sunday Morning_
- _I'm Waiting For The Man_
- _Femme Fatale_
- _Venus In Furs_
- _Run Run Run_
Tomorrow's Parties_ MP3
- _There She Goes Again_
- _I'll Be Your Mirror_
- _The Black Angel's Death Song_
- _European Son_
- 604 track _Banana Lassi_ MP3 (192k)
by Sweird vs. Visual Paradox off of _Israeli Pitch Process_
compilation CD on Dance
& Dust (2002)
entity _Melt Banana
- release _Teen Shiny_ on A-Zap
- track _Iguana In Trouble_
off of _Scratch Or Stitch_ on Skin Graft (1996)
- video for _Sick_ (quicktime)
- release _Cactusus Come In
Flocks_ on A-Zap (1994)
- track _Circle-Jack (Chase
Words, Lego Lego)_ MP3 (160k)
off of _Charlie_ on A-Zap (1998)
- noise punk version of _Surfin'
USA (live)_ MP3 (160k)
by Melt Banana off of _MXBX 1998: 13,000 Miles At Light Velocity_ on Tzadik
and bass track _Banana Skins_ MP3 (160k)
by Chocolate Weasel off of _Spaghettification_ on Ninja Tune (1998)
- track _Banana Meltdown_ MP3
by Dub Narcotic Sound System & Jon Spencer Blues Explosion off of _Sideways
Soul_ on K (1998)
- brit pop track _Banana Co._ MP3
by Radiohead off of _Itch ep_ (1998)
- noise rock track _The Banana Question_ MP3 (192k)
by Royal Trux off of _Accelerator_ on Drag City (1998)
- blues funk track _Banana Version_ MP3
Narcotic Sound System Meets Jon Spencer Blues Explosion off of _Sideways Soul_
on K (1999)
- track _No Tenemos Bananas_ MP3 (192k)
off of _Oishie Deh/In The Fishtank_ CD
- vocal scat jazz track _It Could Happen To You/Fried
Bananas_ MP3 (vK)
by Karrin Allyson off of _Collage_
on Concord Jazz (1996)
- track _Bananas_ MP3
- new wave
pop entity Bananarama
- track _Cruel Summer_ MP3
off of s/t 12" (1984)
- track _Robert DeNiro's Waiting_ MP3
- track _Aie A Mwana_ MP3 (192k)
- reggae track _Lorna Banana_ MP3
by Junior Byles
- 604 track _King Lois' Banana Boogie_ MP3 (192k)
by Von Aum