Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Bow Wow Wow Casette and Vinyl Single Covers plus some Tabloid Photos



Myint Myint Aye (aka Annabella Lwin,) Matthew Ashman, David Barbarossa, and Leigh Gorman, working together for far too short a time as a band ridiculously and very pleasantly called Bow Wow Wow, made some of the most infectious pop music ever put over, while sometimes ripping off and concurrently bringing greater international attention to some very important South African musicians, such as Mahlathini and the Mahotella Queens.  These are some examples of their cover art work.  Of course Malcolm McLaren was responsible for a lot the ideas behind their music, including the especially charming idea of encouraging their fans to tape their music off the radio rather than buying it; and Vivienne Westwood (albeit a brilliant designer) had way too much to say about how they dressed.  Still, if they're remembered (and they are) the reason is that the music demanded ones attention and it was this small bunch of musicians who made it and carried it through.

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