Bow Wow Wow Albums Ranked

Bow Wow Wow is an English new wave band, created by manager Malcolm McLaren in 1980. McLaren recruited members of Adam and the Ants to form the band behind 13-year-old Annabella Lwin on vocals. They released their debut EP Your Cassette Pet in 1980 and had their first UK top 10 hits with “Go Wild in the Country” in 1982. The band’s music was characterized by a danceable new wave sound that drew on a Burundi beat provided by Dave Barbarossa on drums, as well as the subversive, suggestive, and sometimes exuberant lyrics sung and chanted by their teenage lead vocalist. In 1980, former Sex Pistols manager McLaren persuaded David Barbarossa (also known as Dave Barbe), guitarist Matthew Ashman and bassist Leigh Gorman to leave Adam Ant and form a new group under McLaren’s management. The band embarked on a six-month audition process for a lead singer. Here are all of Bow Wow Wow albums ranked.

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5. The Best Of Bow Wow Wow (1996)

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“These guys so rule. A pure female voice and those multi drum beats sound for every song. Great fun. I don’t believe any band (maybe Elvis Costello) has ever packaged and re-packaged their original songs and albums. This is an excellent one. How many greatest hits albums do they have? Four? Not sure but they only did like 3 or 4 albums. Madness has done many more and they literally have 9 or 10 greatest hits albums! Bow Wow Wow’s music is also great on singles with great picture sleeves. Saw them live in 1984 and it was impossible to not dance the entire set.”

4. Your Cassette Pet (1980)

Bow Wow Wow - Your Cassette Pet Lyrics and Tracklist | Genius

“It’s actually sort of weird that I still like this album as much as I do. Even Bow Wow Wow in general, because there is a bit of a (probably deserved) stigma attached to them for having a teenage girl front a rock band. It’s important to note she didn’t write the lyrics, which on this album can get especially steamy. It’s not why I like Cassette Pet but I can kind of see why some people might. Anyway she was probably closer to 17 at this point, if that helps at all.”

3. When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going (1983)

When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going | Discogs

“Lot of great songs on this album in the bands unique style – sort of pop/punk. Lacks their most popular song, ‘I Want Candy’ and some others but I have been unable to find any album by Bow Wow Wow that has everything – this comes the closest.”

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2. See Jungle! See Jungle! Go Join Your Gang Yeah, City All Over! Go Ape Crazy! (1981)

Bow Wow Wow – See Jungle! See Jungle! Go Join Your Gang Yeah, City All Over!  Go Ape Crazy! (1981, Vinyl) - Discogs

See Jungle! See Jungle! Go Join Your Gang Yeah, City All Over! Go Ape Crazy!corresponds to a brief moment of balance in the history of the group. This second album follows a complicated departure at EMI. The group returns to RCA and seeks to highlight its qualities and its originality. The cover as provocative as it is does not lack aesthetics, and the title of the enigmatic album suggests an original album.”

1. I Want Candy (1982)

I Want Candy (compilation album) by Bow Wow Wow : Best Ever Albums

“Fun, energetic New Wave rock with good guitars and, of course, the effervescent Annabella. “I Want Candy”, their big hit, is augmented by several other nice tunes like “Louis Quatorze”, “Baby, Oh No”, the exhilarating “Cowboy”, and the sexy “Mile High Club.”