See Jungle! See Jungle! Go Join Your Gang Yeah, City All Over! Go Ape Crazy!

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See Jungle! See Jungle! Go Join Your Gang Yeah, City All Over! Go Ape Crazy!
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Studio album by Bow Wow Wow
Released October 1981
Recorded 1981
Genre
Length 38:55
Label RCA Records
Producer
Bow Wow Wow chronology
Your Cassette Pet
(1980)Your Cassette Pet1980
See Jungle! See Jungle! Go Join Your Gang Yeah, City All Over! Go Ape Crazy!
(1981)
The Last of the Mohicans
(1982)The Last of the Mohicans1982
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Alternate cover for See Jungle! See Jungle! Go Join Your Gang Yeah, City All Over! Go Ape Crazy!
Alternate cover for See Jungle! See Jungle! Go Join Your Gang Yeah, City All Over! Go Ape Crazy!

See Jungle! See Jungle! Go Join Your Gang Yeah, City All Over! Go Ape Crazy! (later retitled See Jungle! See Jungle! Go Join Your Gang Yeah! City All Over, Go Ape Crazy!) is the first full-length studio album by English new wave band Bow Wow Wow, released in October 1981 by RCA Records.

Content[edit]

The album has been described as a mix of new wave, post-punk,[1] punk rock and dance.[2]

Cover art[edit]

The album cover depicted the band in the style of Édouard Manet’s Le déjeuner sur l'herbe. Posing nude was lead singer Annabella Lwin, who was 14 at the time of the album's release. Photographed by Andy Earl, the cover caused outrage that led to an investigation by Scotland Yard, instigated by Lwin's mother,[3] and never appeared on US releases.

Release[edit]

The album was released in October 1981 by record label RCA. It was the first album by the group to chart, reaching No. 192 on the Billboard 200.[4]

The album was reissued by Cherry Red Records in 2010 as a two-disc set, retitled See Jungle! See Jungle! Go Join Your Gang/B-Sides and including a second disc of non-album tracks. Among them was their most popular single, I Want Candy, and the rare title track of the Teenage Queen EP.[5]

On 25 May 2018, Cherry Red Records released the three-disc set Your Box Set Pet (The Complete Recordings 1980-1984), which included See Jungle! See Jungle! Go Join Your Gang Yeah, City All Over! Go Ape Crazy! in its entirety on the first disc, plus 10 bonus tracks.[6]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
Trouser Press favourable[7]

In its retrospective review, AllMusic wrote, "The results are mixed and you sometimes have the feeling that you are hearing the same song repeated. However, it's difficult not to find yourself drumming your fingers to the frantic beats".

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by David Barbarossa, Leigh Gorman, Malcolm McLaren and Matthew Ashman, except where noted.

Side 1
No. Title Producer Length
1. "Jungle Boy" Colin Thurston 2:47
2. "Chihuahua" Alan Tarney 4:15
3. "Sinner, Sinner, Sinner!" (Barbarossa, Gorman, Ashman) Alan Tarney 2:23
4. "Mickey, Put It Down" Colin Thurston 3:03
5. "(I'm A) T.V. Savage" Colin Thurston 2:40
6. "Elimination Dancing" Bow Wow Wow, Brian Tench 3:04
Side 2
No. Title Producer Length
7. "Golly! Golly! Go Buddy!" Colin Thurston 2:38
8. "King Kong" Colin Thurston 2:20
9. "Go Wild in the Country" Bow Wow Wow, Brian Tench 2:44
10. "I'm Not a Know It All" (Barbarossa, Gorman, Ashman) Colin Thurston 2:54
11. "Why Are Babies So Wise" Colin Thurston 2:55
12. "Orang-outang" (Barbarossa, Gorman, Ashman) Bow Wow Wow, Brian Tench 2:44
13. "Hello, Hello Daddy (I'll Sacrifice You)" Colin Thurston 4:28
Total length: 38:55
CD edition
No. Title Producer Length
1. "Jungle Boy" Colin Thurston 2:47
2. "Chihuahua" Alan Tarney 4:15
3. "Sinner! Sinner! Sinner!" (Barbarossa, Gorman, Ashman) Alan Tarney 2:23
4. "Mickey, Put It Down" Colin Thurston 3:03
5. "(I'm A) T.V. Savage" Colin Thurston 2:40
6. "Elimination Dancing" Bow Wow Wow, Brian Tench 3:04
7. "Golly! Golly! Go Buddy!" Colin Thurston 2:38
8. "King Kong" Colin Thurston 2:20
9. "Go Wild in the Country" Bow Wow Wow, Brian Tench 2:44
10. "I'm Not a Know It All" (Barbarossa, Gorman, Ashman) Colin Thurston 2:54
11. "Why Are Babies So Wise" Colin Thurston 2:55
12. "Orang-outang" (Barbarossa, Gorman, Ashman) Bow Wow Wow, Brian Tench 2:44
13. "Hello, Hello Daddy (I'll Sacrifice You)" Colin Thurston 4:28
Total length: 38:55
See Jungle! See Jungle! Go Join Your Gang/B-Sides Disc 2
No. Title Length
1. "Prince of Darkness (Sinner! Sinner! Sinner!) (Single Version)" 2:22
2. "El Bosso Dicho" 2:12
3. "I Want Candy" (Bert Berns, Bob Feldman, Jerry Goldstein, Richard Gottehrer) 2:44
4. "Louis Quatorze" 2:48
5. "Mile High Club" 3:27
6. "Louis Quatorze (Re-recording)" 2:48
7. "Mile High Club (Re-recording)" 3:26
8. "Teenage Queen" 3:23
9. "Joy of Eating Raw Flesh" 3:23
10. "Cowboy" 3:31
Total length: 30:05

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reynolds, Simon (2009). "16: Sex Gang Children: Malcolm McLarne, the Pied Piper of Pantomime Pop". Rip It Up and Start Again: Postpunk 1978–1984. Faber & Faber. Retrieved 14 September 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Demalon, Tom. "See Jungle! See Jungle! Go Join Your Gang Yeah! City All Over, Go Ape Crazy – Bow Wow Wow | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 6 August 2015. 
  3. ^ Craig McLean. "Bow Wow Wow haven't lost their bite | Music". theguardian.com. Retrieved 2014-02-04. 
  4. ^ AllMusic ((( Bow Wow Wow > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums )))
  5. ^ "Bow Wow Wow – See Jungle! See Jungle! Go Join Your Gang/B-Sides". Discogs. 
  6. ^ Sinclair, Paul (27 March 2018). "Bow Wow Wow/Your Box Set Pet: The Complete Recordings 1980-1984". SuperDeluxeEdition.com. 
  7. ^ Isler, Scott; Robbins, Ira. "TrouserPress.com :: Bow Wow Wow". TrouserPress.com. Retrieved 28 August 2016. 

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