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Best of
Bow Wow Wow
Best of
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
 
  •  Track Listings (22) - Disc #1

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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All Artists: Bow Wow Wow
Title: Best of
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: RCA
Original Release Date: 10/22/1996
Re-Release Date: 10/29/1996
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
Styles: New Wave & Post-Punk, Dance Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 078636694320, 078636694344

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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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Get the import!
05/30/2003
(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"."
A very underrated, creative band
04/22/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Like much of early eighties new wave, Bow Wow Wow has been largely dismissed by mainstream rock critics as being too shallow and gimmicky. Now, 15 years after their heyday, maybe people will forget about the haircuts and look at all the great songs these guys wrote. With the big, hollow-body punk/rockabilly guitars over exotic, tribal rhythms, Bow Wow Wow had an intoxicating, unique sound, and Anabella's voice was really strong on her best stuff. With the nineties full of depressing,negative, one-dimensional junk like Nine Inch Nails and Marilyn Manson, Bow Wow Wow is a welcome reminder that rock music can be creative, rebellious and edgy, but still FUN! Do You Want To Hold Me is simply one of the most perfect singles ever recorded--edgy, exotic, sensual, warm and incredibly catchy. All in all, a great summertime CD."
One of the worlds most underrated bands
12/02/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Bow Wow Wow have always been just a band that only a few people have heard of , let alone listened to, but they have always deserved a lot more than this. The musicianship on all their songs is top notch especially the bass playing and the drumming.I honestly would say that Leroy Gorman (the bassist ), is the best, fastest amd most interesting bass player that I have ever heard. All in all, it is a great album by one of the real anomalies of pop music. Buy and be pleasantly delighted."