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When the Going Gets Tough
Bow Wow Wow
When the Going Gets Tough
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
 
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When the Going Gets Tough The Tough Get Going is a well-polished, well-executed effort that holds some surprises mainly in the fact that there is more diversity than prior Bow Wow Wow records. Producer Mike Chapman (Bl...  more »

      
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All Artists: Bow Wow Wow
Title: When the Going Gets Tough
Members Wishing: 9
Total Copies: 0
Label: One Way Records Inc
Release Date: 6/24/1997
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
Styles: New Wave & Post-Punk, Dance Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 046633450324

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When the Going Gets Tough The Tough Get Going is a well-polished, well-executed effort that holds some surprises mainly in the fact that there is more diversity than prior Bow Wow Wow records. Producer Mike Chapman (Blondie & Pat Benatar) adds a gloss to the ballads Lonesome Tonight and the dreamy Love Me, with Annabella Lwin toning down her usual frantic delivery. The Man Mountain sounds like an old, folk song. And, there's also the straight-ahead, playful pop that you'd expect from the band on the ultra-hooky single Do You Wanna Hold Me and Tommy Tucker, which begins as a nursery rhyme and concludes with a quasi-football chant. Reissue of their 1983 album featuring the hit 'Do You Wanna Hold Me' & the original cover art. 12 tracks.

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CD Reviews

Unjustly obscure due to widespread ignorance
Tom Pinti | Niles,OH | 08/27/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Bow Wow Wow seem to most an early eighties new wave band that if you want a recording by, get the "Best Of." WRONG! Along with the I Want Candy cd this is essential. Brutal drum rhythms back Matthew Ashman's stinging guitarwork; and the bass of Leigh Gorman (the best relatively unknown bassist around) speeds up and down the fretboard funking and popping his way to utopia. Annabella sounds sexy and fun throughout the disc and sings with a sexual attitude that belies her age. Believe me, if you even have the slightest inkling of buying a BWW disc, get this one first."
The Tough Got Going
Tom Pinti | 05/02/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"They fired MM went out on their own and did their best album. Then they broke up. Oh well, the songs on this album are all pure energy. Bararrosa's unique drums and LeRoy and Mathew's strings deliver that unique BWW sound. "Do You Want to Hold Me" will get the deadest party going. There are the usual BWW sex (wink wink) songs like "Aphrodisiac", but there are also some silly bits with "Ricke Dee" and "Roustabout." As a result the album is wide ranging yet always distintly BWW feast. In all cuts Anabella comes off at her best, sounding more like Terri Gunn of Berlin than a 16/17 year old. This is a must for any fan of the early New Wave scene that grew out of punk, with some real talent to boot."