Prima Donna to Release Cover of Bananarama’s Classic ‘Cruel Summer’ on Wicked Cool

Cruel Summer cover by Prima Donna - Courtesy Alex Hagen Erin Joyce

By DONNA BALANCIA

The Prima Donna guys are in deep on this cover.

In fact, they’re submerged in their leather jackets in the artwork for the new Prima Donna cover of a popular Bananarama tune, “Cruel Summer.” It’s a cool cover of a song and the song cover art is by Alex Hagen, from a photo by Erin Joyce.

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“Cruel Summer,” made famous by the 1980s UK party girl trio, Bananarama, will be released by Prima Donna on digital platforms on June 21.  In 1984, “Cruel Summer,” was the new wave lament of young summer vacationers everywhere.

Prima Donna is in deep with ‘Cruel Summer’ cover – The art is by Alex Hagen, from a photo by Erin Joyce

Prima Donna Covers Bananarama

Prima Donna is comprised of Lights Out Levine on bass, and Aaron Minton on keys with Kevin Preston on guitar and lead vocals and David Field on drums.

Preston and Field are in The Longshot with Billie Joe Armstrong and Jeff Matika.

Check out The Longshot at The Teragram Ballroom Wednesday, see VIDEO.

Read about The Longshot at California Rocker

Billie Joe Armstrong and The Longshot at The Hi Hat last year – Photo by Donna Balancia

Bananarama Scores a Lifelong Hit with ‘Cruel Summer’

“Cruel Summer” is a full-bodied version of Bananarama’s wispy original. The original lineup tour of the three gals from the UK made a few U.S. stops last year, including in Los Angeles at The Novo. Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward were joined by Siobhan Fahey.

Bananarama – Cruel Summer

Check out Prima Donna – “4 Real” 

The Longshot ‘Stay The Night’ at The Hi Hat: