Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Bow Wow Wow - See Jungle! See Jungle! Go Join Your Gang, Yeah, City All Over! Go Ape Crazy! (1981) LP Vinyl-Rip

OK Now...
It's been pouring rain for the last 5 days.....talking about pouring!!!
So , waiting for next summer to come soon here's an african-tropical sounding little record. Make believe.....

Bow Wow Wow was a quartet organized by U.K. manager Malcolm McLaren (best known as the mastermind behind the Sex Pistols) at the start of the '80s. McLaren matched the trio of musicians who had constituted Adam Ant's Ants -- Matthew Ashman (b. 1962) on guitar, Leigh Gorman (b. 1961) on bass, and David Barbarossa (b. 1961) on drums -- with teenage singer Annabella Lwin (b. Oct. 31, 1965), retaining the earlier group's African-derived drum sound. In 1983, Lwin quit the group for a solo career, and the remaining three changed their name to the Chiefs of Relief. Both Lwin and the Chiefs issued their own albums. In 1995, Ashman passed away due to diabetes. Headed by Lwin and Gorman, a reformed Bow Wow Wow resurfaced in 1998 with Wild in the U.S.A., which featured both remixes and concert performances from the reunion tour; guitarist Dave Calhoun and drummer Eshan Khadaroo filled the other slots.
Malcolm McLaren, of Sex Pistols fame, made teenager Annabella Lwin the centerpiece of his next creation. Backing her with members of Adam & the Ants, they were dubbed Bow Wow Wow and released See Jungle! See Jungle! in 1981. The focus was on style and the music was a mix of dance and new wave always with a heavy nod toward percussion. The results are mixed and you sometimes have the feeling that you are hearing the same song repeated. However, it's difficult not to find yourself drumming your fingers to the frantic beats. Lwin makes sure that you never forget that she's only 15, either through her vocal delivery or her outright declarations (as on "Chihuahua"). The band also serves up an interesting spaghetti Western instrumental on "Orang-outang" and everything falls into place on "Go Wild in the Country," with Lwin's uninhibited shrieks touting the merits of getting away from it all. (Wikipedia.org)

a1 Jungle Boy
a2 Chihuahua
a3 Prince of Darkness (Sinner! Sinner! Sinner!) [Instrumental]
a4 Mickey Put It Down
a5 (I'm A) TV Savage
a6 Elimination Dancing
b1 Golly! Golly! Go Buddy!
b2 King Kong
b3 Go Wild in the Country
b4 I'm Not a Know It All
b5 Why Are Babies So Wise
b6 Orang Outang
b7 Hello, Hello Daddy (I'll Sacrifice You)

Ripped from LP vinyl at 320 kbps

1 comment: