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!|
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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.
In 1981, after splitting with EMI Records, Bow Wow Wow signed with new A&R head Bill Kimber of RCA Records, and released their first full-length album in October 1981. In support of the album, Bow Wow Wow opened for the Pretenders and the Police in the US, and in Europe for Queen. In May 1982, they did a Japanese tour with Madness.
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.
On 25 May 2018, Cherry Red 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.
The album cover photograph, taken by Andy Earl, depicted the band recreating 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. The cover caused outrage, and Lwin's mother initiated a Scotland Yard investigation of the picture as child pornography, which led to a different cover being used for US releases. When the investigation went nowhere, the image was re-used for their follow-up EP The Last of the Mohicans.
See Jungle! See Jungle! Go Join Your Gang Yeah, City All Over! Go Ape Crazy! has been described as a mix of new wave, post-punk, punk rock and dance. It reached No. 192 on the Billboard 200, and produced Bow Wow Wow's first UK top 10 hit with "Go Wild in the Country", (which also used Bow Wow Wow's take on Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe on the sleeve). "Go Wild in the Country" entered the UK Singles Chart in January 1982, peaking at No. 7, and stayed on the chart for 13 weeks.
In a retrospective review, AllMusic critic Tom Demalon 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".
|1.||"Jungle Boy"||Colin Thurston||2:47|
|3.||"Sinner, Sinner, Sinner!" (Barbarossa, Gorman, Ashman)||Tarney||2:23|
|4.||"Mickey, Put It Down"||Thurston||3:03|
|5.||"(I'm A) T.V. Savage"||Thurston||2:40|
|6.||"Elimination Dancing"||Bow Wow Wow, Brian Tench||3:04|
|7.||"Golly! Golly! Go Buddy!"||Thurston||2:38|
|9.||"Go Wild in the Country"||Bow Wow Wow, 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, Tench||2:44|
|13.||"Hello, Hello Daddy (I'll Sacrifice You)"||Thurston||4:28|
|See Jungle! See Jungle! Go Join Your Gang/B-Sides Disc 2|
|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|
|5.||"Mile High Club"||3:27|
|6.||"Louis Quatorze (Re-recording)"||2:48|
|7.||"Mile High Club (Re-recording)"||3:26|
|9.||"Joy of Eating Raw Flesh"||3:23|
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