The Electric Banana — “Eagle’s Son”: Brace for the Obscure (60s rock)! — February 14, 2023


731) The Electric Banana — “Eagle’s Son”

This is classic stuff. Don’t take my word for it — Tim Sendra calls “Son” “ferocious post-psych meets hard rock” (, David Wells calls it “awesome” and “simply irresistible” (liner notes to The Electric Banana: The Complete DeWolfe Sessions), Mr. Eliminator says it’s “KILLER ace psych stuff” (, Jack Rabid says it “match[es] S.F. Sorrow’s biggest achievements”, is “dazzling”, “swanky and mesmerizing” (, and Martin Ruddock says it’s “among[] some of the fiercest acid rock cuts of the era” (! Whew!

The Banana (see #94, 251) was the Pretty Things (see #82, 153, 572) in disguise, making some much needed money by providing songs for films trying to be hip. David Wells explains that:

[The] Swinging London phenomenon had led to a profusion of groovy movies chronicling life [there] that, naturally enough, required an appropriately switched-on soundtrack for added verisimilitude. However, film companies soon discovered that the cost of licensing bona fide hit singles was prohibitively high [so, the music library de Wolfe] started searching for a young, vibrant pop group who were capable fo providing an authentic but relatively inexpensive sound.

liner notes to The Complete De Wolfe Sessions comp

“Son” ended up in the classic Swinging London comedy What’s Good for the Goose, in which a “middle aged banker picks up two young free minded women on his way to a banker’s convention and falls head over heels for one of them.” (

Here is the Banana in the movie! —

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