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Bow Wow Wow

Bow Wow Wow was a 1980s New Wave band organized by Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren? in 1980 whose music is described as having an "African-derived drum sound". McLaren? persuaded guitarist Matthew Ashman, bassist Leigh Gorman and percussionist David Barbarossa of the original lineup of Adam & the Ants to leave Adam Ant and form a new group, fronted by teen singer Annabella Lwin. McLaren? was also going to use Boy George (later of Culture Club fame) as a second lead singer, but he was deemed to be "too wild" for the band .

McLaren? discovered fourteen year old Lwin while she was working at a dry cleaners, and the group's sound was a mix of her "girlish squeal", Balinese chants, surf instrumentals, New Romantic pop melodies, and Barbarossa's Burundi ritual music influenced tom tom beats. The band's most popular hit was the New Wave staple, "I Wan...

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Bow Wow Wow

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