BOW WOW WOW: SKANDALUMWITTERTES DEBÜT IST SCHON 40 JAHRE ALT
- Dec 13, 2021
Bow Wow Wow was the brainchild of Malcolm McLaren, who had already sharpened the image of the Sex Pistols and, as manager, helped get that of the later Adam & The Ants off the ground. The band, formed in 1980, consisted of former Ants members plus singer Annabella Lwin, who was only 13 when the band was formed. Musically, they were close to the Ants, but the African rhythms were even more dominant, which later earned Bow Wow Wow the reputation of a World Music formation. The first LP SEE JUNGLE! SEE JUNGLE! GO JOIN YOUR GANG YEAH, CITY ALL OVER! GO APE CRAZY! in 1981 was adorned with a cover photo based on a painting by Édouard Manet, showing Annabella Lwin nude. The scandal was perfect, as McLaren was accused of sexual exploitation of minors. Even though the original cover continued to be used and even appeared once again on the subsequent EP THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS, there were still two alternative covers in 1981.