They Call Me Mellow Yellow, what do they call you?
Mellow Yellow was always one of my favorite songs ever since I was a younger human listening to music. So naturally when we (and I mean Laurent Marode and myself) were working on our album Long After Midnight, we thought it would be fun to add this song to our list of songs to record. It was one of those songs that we added just because we had a kick recording it at Sextan Studios in Paris. We jumped around the studio and belly laughed at the concept of Mellow Yellow and Donovan’s lyrics. Just before he released the single in 1967 it was rumored that smoking banana peels had a hallucinogenic effect, it was later debunked but it kind of stuck a little bit over the years. Listen to our version below.
We also decided to make a T-shirt with the words, “They Call Me Mellow Yellow” on the front with a picture of a banana. Take a look and let us know what you think, you can even buy one and we will send it to you with an additional gift…Laurent M, Lisa Lindsley, Long After Midnight, Sextant studio