|Produced by Cat Stevens|
|Released on January 1976|
|US CHART POSITION #41 (charted Feb. 7, 1976 for 6 weeks)|
|Find it at GEMM|
|AM-1785 wo. picture sleeve|
P erhaps fueled by several themes familiar to the ‘70s -- gasoline shortages, drugs, environmental concerns, health foods -- Cat Stevens concocted the playful “Banapple Gas.” Unfortunately, like “Two Fine People” before it, Stevens really has trouble reigning in the arrangement. Like a hybrid of George Harrison and Jimmy Buffett, you’ll hear banjo, female voices, marimba, saxophone and acoustic guitars all vie for the listener’s attention. The result is pretty jumbled and confusing; it may take me a while before I can sort this song out in my mind and actually start humming it. The B side is “Ghost Town” from Buddha, which better shows what Stevens can do with his idiosyncratic, uneven rhythms when he doesn’t try to throw too much into the mix.
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|REGION||RELEASE DATE||LABEL||MEDIA||ID NUMBER||FEATURES|
|US||1975/6?||A&M||7PRO||1785||feat. A mono in flip|
|CAN||1975/6?||A&M||7PRO||AM-1785||feat. A mono on flip|
|GER||1976||Island||7"||16 703 AT|
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