TAKE A BOW WOW WOW/RING MY ANNABELLA

Ths month marks 30 years – thirty years! – since the launch of  Bow Wow Wow – the Malcolm McLaren managed,  Annabella luWin fronted harbringers of a new cassette tape only release revolution. Well the cassette only revolution idea was given up after two releases and Adam Ant made more hay than they –  out of the patented Burundi beat.

But Annabella herself went on to say this, later.

The whole scene from which the BWW’s sprang – a warped weave of British pop odballs, including gun brandishing Dandy Highwayman Stuart Antman Goddard  and  His Ants (not his Aunts. Now there’s a thought…”), Siouxsie with the eye make up like LIzaMinnelli and the , oh look here’s some frightfull armbands the Nazi’s used to wear  too – and The Banshees.

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And the perrenially great Wire and The  Art Attacks – the latter featuring incalcuably hugely influential, future Sounds writer/illustrator Edwin Pouncey/Savage Pencil.

F’starters.

S’all captured in Pete’s March 1981 Tree , The Art School Dance Goes On Forever.

I wouldn’t know.

Never went to Art School.

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The Bow Wow Wow corner of the Art School Dance
The Bow Wow Wow corner of the Art School Dance

Whatever became of  “Lester Square” (synth /guitar in the 3rd Monochrome Set) , I wonder?

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