Thursday, February 21, 2008

BOW WOW WOW - Love, Peace and Harmony



I Want Candy, and to a lesser extent Go Wild in the Country, C30, C60, C90, Go! and Do You Wanna Hold Me? may be well known singles among new wave fans, but Bow Wow Wow's 1983 single Love, Peace and Harmony is a bit more obscure. In fact, I don't even know if it were ever released as a proper single outside of radio station promos.

In any case, the song encompasses everything the teen-aged Annabella Lwin and company came to be known for - shouting, chant-like vocals, tribal, African drum beats and plenty of punk energy wrapped up in new wave weirdness. By this time Bow Wow Wow was nearing its end, and Love, Peace and Harmony features the later, more polished production of Mike Chapman. It was lifted from the band's final LP, When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going.

The Love, Peace and Harmony 12" includes the original version of the song on side A and an extended version on side B. Check out my vinyl rips of both:

Bow Wow Wow - Love, Peace and Harmony (12" single, 1983)

Track listing:
1 - Love, Peace and Harmony
2 - Love, Peace and Harmony (Extended Version)

2 comments:

ApolloZero said...

thanks i had this on vinyl.. glad to have again

john said...

Nice post about three things inthe life.....
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simmons
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