“See Jungle! See Jungle! Go Join Your Gang, Yeah. City All Over! Go Ape Crazy.” by Bow Wow Wow - album review

TJR says

You’ve just got to feel sorry for those Africans, they’ve been ripped off since forever ago. And McLaren’s crew were just the latest in a long line of pirates. Straight from the off we’re introduced to "Jungle Boy" - an excellent starter for sure. But, wait a minute, I’m sure I’ve heard this tune before. A quick check of the writing credits - 3 Bow Wow’s and a McLaren. Hmm. Maybe not. But then I’m singing it… hang on… yep, I’ve got it… FFS! It’s only my favourite song of 1973 - "Umculo Kawupheli" by the bleedin’ Mahotella Queens! Flamin’ nora. Disgraceful really. To be fair, there’s a lot more re-invention going on with Bow Wow Wow’s pilfering, but some credits should be due all the same. There’s 5 or 6 winners on the album, but generally "See Jungle!" is a fair bit more self-conscious than the debut, and panders to the New Wave pop sensibilities of the day, with Leigh Gorman’s bass noticeably taking a funky turn for the worse. A good album - but only half-full of the trail-blazing vitality that was anticipated after that fizz-bomb of a debut…

The Jukebox Rebel
30-Sep-2010

A1 [02:47] 8.7.png Bow Wow Wow - Jungle Boy (Matthew Ashman, David Barbarossa, Leigh Gorman, Malcolm McLaren) New Wave
A2 [04:15] 6.5.png Bow Wow Wow - Chihuahua (Matthew Ashman, David Barbarossa, Leigh Gorman, Malcolm McLaren) New Wave
A3 [02:23] 5.7.png Bow Wow Wow - Sinner! Sinner! Sinner! (Matthew Ashman, David Barbarossa, Leigh Gorman, Malcolm McLaren) New Wave
A4 [03:03] 4.8.png Bow Wow Wow - Mickey Put It Down (Matthew Ashman, David Barbarossa, Leigh Gorman, Malcolm McLaren) New Wave
A5 [02:40] 6.3.png Bow Wow Wow - (I’m A) TV Savage (Matthew Ashman, David Barbarossa, Leigh Gorman, Malcolm McLaren) New Wave
A6 [03:04] 5.5.png Bow Wow Wow - Elimination Dancing (Matthew Ashman, David Barbarossa, Leigh Gorman, Malcolm McLaren) New Wave
B1 [02:38] 6.2.png Bow Wow Wow - Golly! Golly! Go Buddy! (Matthew Ashman, David Barbarossa, Leigh Gorman, Malcolm McLaren) New Wave
B2 [02:20] 7.3.png Bow Wow Wow - King Kong (Matthew Ashman, David Barbarossa, Leigh Gorman, Malcolm McLaren) New Wave
B3 [02:44] 10.0.png Bow Wow Wow - Go Wild In The Country (Matthew Ashman, David Barbarossa, Leigh Gorman, Malcolm McLaren) New Wave
B4 [02:54] 5.0.png Bow Wow Wow - I’m Not A Know It All (Matthew Ashman, David Barbarossa, Leigh Gorman, Malcolm McLaren) New Wave
B5 [02:55] 5.8.png Bow Wow Wow - Why Are Babies So Wise? (Matthew Ashman, David Barbarossa, Leigh Gorman, Malcolm McLaren) New Wave
B6 [02:44] 7.9.png Bow Wow Wow - Orang-Outang (Matthew Ashman, David Barbarossa, Leigh Gorman, Malcolm McLaren) Film Score / Incidental
B7 [04:28] 5.7.png Bow Wow Wow - Hello, Hello Daddy (I’ll Sacrifice You) (Matthew Ashman, David Barbarossa, Leigh Gorman, Malcolm McLaren) New Wave




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