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|Bow Wow Wow|
Best of Bow Wow Wow
Genres: Alternative Rock, Rock
Only punk rock entrepreneur Malcolm McClaren would think of putting a 15-year-old Burmese temptress (Annabella Lwin) in a wisp of a loin cloth in front of a bunch of guys with painted faces, all beating on drums. Bow Wow W... more »
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Only punk rock entrepreneur Malcolm McClaren would think of putting a 15-year-old Burmese temptress (Annabella Lwin) in a wisp of a loin cloth in front of a bunch of guys with painted faces, all beating on drums. Bow Wow Wow, another of his projects after the Sex Pistols, was a celebration of all things tribal. Songs like "Golly Golly Go Buddy!" and "TV Savage" were percussive enough to rattle everything in the cupboards with Annabella's sing-song vocals barely, if not enthusiastically, carrying the melodies. There was a great deal borrowed from primitive chants, and "Prince of Darkness" and "Chihuahua" both sounded as if the band was conjuring up some voodoo spirits. "I Want Candy," Bow Wow Wow's biggest hit, reverberated with a big hollow body guitar lead and again drums, drums, and more drums. By the time of "Candy" and "Louis Quatorze" Annabella's vocals were starting to mature past the yelps, and she finally sounded as if she could catch her breath. Her solo turn, "Fever" had Lwin fully in control of her sensuality, and her version of the classic is as strong as any. When assembled en masse, Bow Wow Wow's Best of suggests the band was more than just a McClaren footnote, being contenders in their own right. --Steve Gdula
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Nathan D. from GRANVILLE, OH
Reviewed on 3/23/2011...
Poor compilation of a wonderful band. Better off to just get all three of their CDs (two studio albums and an extended EP). As far as the "rip off" thing, the story is much more interesting. When McLaren was in charge of Adam and the Ants (Dirk Wears White Sox) era, he was inspired to make a band with all this drumming and excitement.
Adam Ant liked it, but not McLaren. So, he left the original Ants, formed an entirely new Ants, and actually tried to duplicate the sound. So, Bow Wow Wow is actually the original Ants, and Adam Ant took the sound as well. I think there is enough of a difference to warrant fully enjoying both bands (and wishing for more to join the fold).
Get the import!
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Bow Wow Wow have some great tunes, but my favorites are all on the IMPORT The Best of Bow Wow Wow, not this domestic version. The import has the original versions, which I prefer. The tracks on the domestic CD are overproduced and play like "extended disco versions"."
Actually...the band *is* "the Ants" :)
Kai Cherry | Baltimore, MD USA | 09/25/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"...and not a "rip off" thereof. Adam "Ant" left the band...the band (Adam and the Ants) and their manager found a new singer, and a new direction, in Myant Myant Aye...er, Anabella Lwin.
Just wanted to clear that "rip off/stolen" thing up...and add that I listen to this record often...C30,C60,C90 Go!...relevant for our times, even tho a lot of people don't know what a C30/60/90 even is anymore :)"