Bow Wow Wow

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in London, England in 1980 by former Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren, Bow Wow Wow comprised three former members of Adam And The Ants: Dave Barbe (David Barbarossa, Mauritius; drums), Matthew Ashman (b. London, England, d. 21 November 1995) and Leigh Gorman (bass). This trio was called upon to back McLaren’s latest protégée, a 14-year-old Burmese girl whom he had discovered singing in a dry cleaners in Kilburn, north London. Annabella Lwin (b. Myint Myint Aye, 31 October 1965, London, England) was McLaren’s female equivalent of Frankie Lymon, a teenager with no previous musical experience who could be moulded to perfection. Bow Wow Wow debuted with ‘C30, C60, C90, Go’, a driving, Burundi Black-influenced paean to home taping composed by McLaren. Its follow-up, the cassette-only Your Cassette Pet, featured eight tracks in an EP format (including the masturbation ode ‘Sexy Eiffel Tower’). In addition to the...

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