Bow Wow Wow

Bow Wow Wow was a New Wave band organized by Malcolm McLaren, who is better known as the man behind the Sex Pistols. McLaren used the former members of Adam & the Ants after Adam Ant's solo career began. Matthew Ashman, Leigh Gorman and David Barbarossa, along with Annabella Lwin on vocals, formed the band and began playing before Lwin quit in 1983 to pursue a solo career and the remaining trio became the Chiefs of Relief. After issuing a few albums, Ashman died from diabetes complications and Lwin and Gorman reunited to release Wild in the U.S.A. in 1998, adding Dave Calhoun and Eshan Khadaroo.

Discography (UK)

Jul 1980 C30, C60, C90, Go! b/w Sun, Sea and Piracy (EMI 5088, 45rpm single)

Dec 1980 Your Cassette Pet (EMI WOW 1, cassette EP)

  1. Louis Quatorze
  2. Gold He Said
  3. Uomo Sex Al Apache
  4. I Want My Baby On Mars
  5. Sexy Eiffel Towers
  6. Giant Sized Baby Thing
  7. Fools Rush In
  8. Radio G. String

Mar 1981 W.O.R.K. (N.O. Nah, No No My Daddy Don't) b/w C30, C60, C90, Anda (EMI 5153, 45rpm single)

Jul 1981 Prince of Darkness b/w Orang-outang (RCA 100, 45rpm single)

Oct 1981 See Jungle! See Jungle! Go Join Your Gang, Yeah. City All Over! Go Ape Crazy. (RCA RCALP 3000, 33rpm LP)

  1. Jungle Boy
  2. Chihuahua
  3. Prince of Darkness (Sinner! Sinner! Sinner!) [Instrumental]
  4. Mickey Put It Down
  5. (I'm a) TV Savage
  6. Elimination Dancing
  7. Golly! Golly! Go Buddy!
  8. King Kong
  9. Go Wild in the Country
  10. I'm Not a Know It All
  11. Why Are Babies So Wise?
  12. Orang-Outang
  13. Hello, Hello Daddy (I'll Sacrifice You)

Oct 1981 Chihuahua b/w Golly! Golly! Go Buddy! (RCA 144, 45rpm single)

Jan 1982 Go Wild in the Country b/w El Boss Dieho (RCA 175, 45rpm single)

Apr 1982 See Jungle! (Jungle Boy) / (I'm a ) TV Savage (RCA 220, 45rpm single, double A-side)

May 1982 I Want Candy b/w King Kong (RCA 238, 45rpm single)

Jul 1982 I Want Candy (EMI EMC 3416, 33rpm LP)

  1. I Want Candy
  2. Cowboy
  3. Louis Quatorze
  4. The Mile High Club
  5. W.O.R.K. (N.O. Nah No! No! My Daddy Don't) (extended version)
  6. Bow Wow Wow
  7. Fools Rush In
  8. I Want my Baby on Mars
  9. Gold He Said
  10. Sexy Eiffel Towers
  11. Radio G-String
  12. C-30, C-60, C-90 Go
  13. Sun, Sea and Piracy
  14. Uomo Sex Al Apache
  15. Giant Sized Baby Thing
  16. C-30, C-60, C-90 Anda!

Jul 1982 Louis Quatorze b/w Mile High Club (RCA 263, 45rpm single)

Sep 1982 Fools Rush In b/w Sex (instrumental) (EMI 5344, 45rpm single)

Feb 1983 When the Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going (RCA RCALP 6068, 33rpm LP)

  1. Aphrodisiac
  2. Do You Wanna Hold Me?
  3. Roustabout
  4. Lonesome Tonight
  5. Love Me
  6. What's the Time? (Hey Buddy)
  7. Mario (Your own Way to Paradise)
  8. Quiver (Arrows in my)
  9. The Man Mountain
  10. Rikki Dee
  11. Tommy Tucker
  12. Love, Peace and Harmony

Feb 1983 Do You Wanna Hold Me? b/w What's the Time (RCA 314, 45rpm single)

May 1983 I Want Candy (RCA RCXK 004, cassette EP)

  1. I Want Candy
  2. See Jungle
  3. Go Wild in the Country
  4. Chihuahua

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May 1983 I Want Candy (RCA RCXK 004, cassette EP). Currently, they are on a joint-tour with the band Earth, Wind and Fire. Feb 1983 Do You Wanna Hold Me? b/w What's the Time (RCA 314, 45rpm single). The group continues to tour in big and small venues worldwide. Feb 1983 When the Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going (RCA RCALP 6068, 33rpm LP). And as a new century turned, the band sold their entire recorded output to Rhino Records (after years with Columbia Records as well as their own label). Sep 1982 Fools Rush In b/w Sex (instrumental) (EMI 5344, 45rpm single). Lead singers have changed from time to time (ranging from Bill Champlin to Jason Scheff), but the group still keeps active more than three-and-a-half decades after its founding.

Jul 1982 Louis Quatorze b/w Mile High Club (RCA 263, 45rpm single). The episode put more emphasis on the death of Terry Kath than their entire career combined, and Cetera completely disowned the special and went so far as to not allow VH1 to use all the songs he composed for the band, even declining to be interviewed (although stock news footage of a Cetera interview does appear). Jul 1982 I Want Candy (EMI EMC 3416, 33rpm LP). The show, however, was not without its difficulties. May 1982 I Want Candy b/w King Kong (RCA 238, 45rpm single). In 2002, the group (minus Cetera) had the opportunity to tell their story in an episode of VH1's Behind The Music. Apr 1982 See Jungle! (Jungle Boy) / (I'm a ) TV Savage (RCA 220, 45rpm single, double A-side). concert in 1997, they teamed up with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra to perform a James Pankow/Dwight Mikelson orchestral arrangement of Pankow's rock epic "Ballet For A Girl In Buchannon".

Jan 1982 Go Wild in the Country b/w El Boss Dieho (RCA 175, 45rpm single). During a L.A. Oct 1981 Chihuahua b/w Golly! Golly! Go Buddy! (RCA 144, 45rpm single). In 1995, they attempted to merge their unique sound with Big Band music for their album Chicago: Night And Day (Big Band), which consisted of covers of songs originally recorded by Sarah Vaughan, Glenn Miller, and Duke Ellington (from whom the album mainly got its inspiration). City All Over! Go Ape Crazy. (RCA RCALP 3000, 33rpm LP). The band continued to be innovative in the decade of the 1990s, even though their popularity began to decline. Oct 1981 See Jungle! See Jungle! Go Join Your Gang, Yeah. During 1989, they did a joint concert tour with The Beach Boys (who had years earlier sung back-up vocals for "Wishing You Were Here").

Jul 1981 Prince of Darkness b/w Orang-outang (RCA 100, 45rpm single). Records, was unhappy with the finished result, and thus the album was never released officially, although in succeeding years bootleg recordings of the album have surfaced worldwide, including over the Internet. Selected tracks from the unreleased album have since been officially released on a compilation greatest hits CD box set. Nah, No No My Daddy Don't) b/w C30, C60, C90, Anda (EMI 5153, 45rpm single). Their record company at the time, Warner Bros. (N.O. By the end of the decade, the group planned and recorded a concept album, Stone Of Sisyphus. Mar 1981 W.O.R.K. But the conflict between Peter Cetera's style of composing and those of the rest of the group caused Cetera to leave the band in 1985 for a solo career (he topped the charts with the "Karate Kid Part II" theme song "The Glory of Love" and a duet with Amy Grant, "Next Time I Fall (In Love)").

Dec 1980 Your Cassette Pet (EMI WOW 1, cassette EP). The group also contributed to movie soundtracks, such as "Two Of A Kind", "Summer Lovers", and "Days Of Thunder". Jul 1980 C30, C60, C90, Go! b/w Sun, Sea and Piracy (EMI 5088, 45rpm single). Chicago itself guested on a Paul Anka song, "Hold Me 'Til The Morning Comes", while the horn section made an appearance on the Bee Gees' album Spirits Having Flown. After issuing a few albums, Ashman died from diabetes complications and Lwin and Gorman reunited to release Wild in the U.S.A. in 1998, adding Dave Calhoun and Eshan Khadaroo. For example, Al Green guested on a bonus track on the Chicago VI CD, while The Bee Gees guested on a track off of "Hot Streets". Matthew Ashman, Leigh Gorman and David Barbarossa, along with Annabella Lwin on vocals, formed the band and began playing before Lwin quit in 1983 to pursue a solo career and the remaining trio became the Chiefs of Relief. From time to time, other artists contributed to Chicago recordings.

McLaren used the former members of Adam & the Ants after Adam Ant's solo career began.
. Bow Wow Wow was a New Wave band organized by Malcolm McLaren, who is better known as the man behind the Sex Pistols. In 1988, they topped the charts yet again with the Diane Warren composed single, "Look Away". Chihuahua. The following album, Chicago 17, became the biggest selling album of the band's history, with two more Top Ten singles, "You're The Inspiration" and "Hard Habit To Break". Go Wild in the Country. This second phase of the band's career lasted through the 1980s with a new producer, David Foster, and again topping the charts with "Hard To Say I'm Sorry/Get Away" (from Chicago 16).

See Jungle. The release also marked a move somewhat away from the jazz-rock direction favored by Kath and towards more pop songs and ballads. I Want Candy. Kath's death could have meant the end for the band, but instead the group stood strong and later that year recorded and released Hot Streets, their first album without Kath and Guercio and their first album with a title rather than a roman numeral (they would return to the old naming scheme immediately afterward, for the most part). Love, Peace and Harmony. Then, singer/guitarist/group founder Terry Kath died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, delivering a devastating blow to the band. Tommy Tucker. The year began with an acrimonius split with long-time manager Guercio.

Rikki Dee. 1978 was a tragic and transitional year for the band. The Man Mountain. That was the song which won the group their only Grammy award for Best Rock Performance by a duo or group in 1977. Quiver (Arrows in my). But for all their effort, none of their singles went to number one until the group's tenth album (Chicago X) in 1976, when Cetera's slow, exquisite ballad "If You Leave Me Now" went to the top of the charts. Mario (Your own Way to Paradise). That summer saw a very successful joint tour across America with the Beach Boys, with each act performing some of the other's material.

What's the Time? (Hey Buddy). The next year's release, Chicago VIII featured the political allegory "Harry Truman" and the nostalgic "Old Days". Love Me. 1973's Chicago VI also topped the charts bouyed by hits "Feelin' Stronger Every Day" and "Just You and Me". Chicago VII, the band's double-disc 1974 release, featured the Cetera-composed "Wishing You Were Here" (sung by lead guitarist Terry Kath, with background vocals by The Beach Boys). Lonesome Tonight. Other successful albums and singles followed in each of the succeeding years. Roustabout. The group bounced back from this misstep in 1972 with their first single-disc release, Chicago V, a diverse set that reached number one on both the Billboard pop and jazz albums charts and yielded the radio hit "Saturday In the Park".

Do You Wanna Hold Me?. The performances and sound quality were judged sub-par; in fact, one group member went on record to say that "the horn section sounded like kazoos". Aphrodisiac. 1-4 (Chicago IV) (consisting of music from their first three albums). C-30, C-60, C-90 Anda!. Some fans say a low point of the group's early career came when they released a quadruple-album live set, At Carnegie Hall, Vols. Giant Sized Baby Thing. With that, the pattern had been set: the band, ever prolific, recorded and released music at a rate of more than two LP discs per year (always titled with the band name and a Roman numeral) from their debut in 1969 through the 1970s.

Uomo Sex Al Apache. Among the other tracks on the album: keyboardist Robert Lamm's "25 Or 6 To 4" (sung by bass player Peter Cetera), and the lengthy "It Better End Soon". Sun, Sea and Piracy. The suite yielded two top ten hits, "Make Me Smile", and "Colour My World". C-30, C-60, C-90 Go. The centerpiece track was a 15-minute suite composed by James Pankow called "Ballet For A Girl In Buchannon" (the structure of this suite was inspired by Pankow's love for classical music). Radio G-String. This second album, unofficially titled Chicago II, was the group's breakthrough album.

Sexy Eiffel Towers. The band's popularity exploded with the release of their second album, another double-LP set, which included several top-40 hits. Gold He Said. The album also included a number of pop-rock gems (several of which would later be released as singles and eventually become rock radio staples), and began to receive heavy airplay on the fledgling FM radio band. I Want my Baby on Mars. The band's first album, the eponymously titled Chicago Transit Authority, was an audacious debut: a sprawling double album (unheard of for a rookie band) that included jazzy instrumentals, extended jams featuring Latin percussion, and experimental, feedback-laden guitar abstraction. Fools Rush In. Upon release of their first record in early 1969, the band took a new name, Chicago Transit Authority (the name would almost immediately be changed to simply Chicago after the real CTA objected).

Bow Wow Wow. While gaining some success as a cover band, the group worked on original songs and in 1968 moved to Los Angeles, California under the guidance of their friend and manager James William Guercio, and signed with Columbia Records. Nah No! No! My Daddy Don't) (extended version). The band featured an unusual and unusually versatile line-up of instrumentalists including saxophonist Walter Parazaider, trombonist James Pankow, and trumpet player Lee Loughnane along with more traditional rock instruments. (N.O. They added more members, eventually growing to seven players, and went professional as a cover band called The Big Thing. W.O.R.K. The band was formed when a group of DePaul University music students began playing a series of late-night jams at clubs on and off campus.

The Mile High Club. Well known for being one of the first (and, indeed, one of the few) rock bands to make extensive use of horns and for producing a number of hit ballads, Chicago had a steady stream of hits throughout the 1970s and 1980s. Louis Quatorze. Chicago is a rock band that formed in 1967 in Chicago, Illinois. Cowboy. The Very Best of Chicago: Only the Beginning (2002). I Want Candy. Chicago XXVI - Live in Concert (1999).

Hello, Hello Daddy (I'll Sacrifice You). Chicago 25: The Christmas Album (1998). Orang-Outang. The Heart of Chicago 1967-1998 Volume 2 (1998). Why Are Babies So Wise?. The Heart of Chicago 1967-1997 (1997). I'm Not a Know It All. Night and Day: Big-Band (1995).

Go Wild in the Country. Chicago Twenty 1 (1991). King Kong. Chicago Greatest Hits (1982-1989) (1989). Golly! Golly! Go Buddy!. Chicago 19 (1988). Elimination Dancing. Chicago 18 (1986).

(I'm a) TV Savage. Chicago 17 (1984). Mickey Put It Down. Chicago 16 (1982). Prince of Darkness (Sinner! Sinner! Sinner!) [Instrumental]. Chicago Greatest Hits Volume II (1981). Chihuahua. Chicago XIV (1980).

Jungle Boy. Chicago 13 (1979). String. Hot Streets (1978). Radio G. Chicago XI (1977). Fools Rush In. Chicago X (1976).

Giant Sized Baby Thing. Chicago Greatest Hits (1975). Sexy Eiffel Towers. Chicago VIII (1975). I Want My Baby On Mars. Chicago VII (1974). Uomo Sex Al Apache. Chicago VI (1973).

Gold He Said. Live in Japan (1972). Louis Quatorze. Chicago V (1972). Live at Carnegie Hall (1971). Chicago III (1971).

Chicago II (1970). Chicago Transit Authority (1969).

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