BOW WOW WOW - A REVIEW
29th June 2012
Brudenell Social Club - April 24th, 2012
After seeing The Selecter in March at what is fast becoming the venue of choice for a great many bands, a good amount of them on the comeback, revival, never actually been away trail, The Brudenell Social Club delivered the goods yet again, this time with Bow Wow Wow.
An instrumental opening got us underway, before Annabella Lwin, adorned in a foreign legion cap, jacket, frilly pants and tasselled leather boots, entered the stage to the opening of Giant Sized Baby Thing, from Girl Bites Dog. Looking much younger than her 45 years and still with the energy of that 14 year old we first saw back in the early 1980’s, Lwin gave the Brudenell crowd what they’d come for – a power packed set to take home and treasure.
W.O.R.K (N.O. Nah No No My Daddy Don’t followed, complete with those African rhythms the band is known for, then Louis Quatorze, both again from Girl Bites Dog. The melodic Baby Oh No! continues this great set, followed by Sexy Eiffel Tower, Mile High Club, another well received classic, then Sun, See and Piracy and Uomo Sex Al Apache.
Elimination Dancing and Go Wild In The Country are next, the latter being one of the Bow Wow Wow’s biggest hits, before the controversial c30, C60, C90, Go, which was supposed to have promoted home taping way back in the 1980’s.
I Want Candy got the biggest cheer of the night, with Sinner! Sinner! Sinner! and I Want My Baby On Mars, bringing this incredibly entertaining show to a close, with a promise that the band would do a signing session shortly after their performance.
It was nice to see Annabella Lwin pay tribute to Malcolm Mclaren, who created and, at first, produced Bow Wow Wow. Heaven knows what they would have been like without his influence.
Written and Photographed by Kevin Petch