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
Alternate cover
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.

Release[edit]

In 1981, after splitting with EMI Records, Bow Wow Wow signed with new A&R head Bill Kimber at RCA, and released their first full-length album in October 1981. In support of the album, Bow Wow Wow opened for the Pretenders[1] and the Police in the US,[2] and in Europe for Queen.[3] 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.[4]

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.[5]

Cover art[edit]

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,[6] which led to a different cover being used for US releases. When the investigation went nowhere,[7] the image was re-used for their follow-up EP The Last of the Mohicans.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[8]
Trouser Pressfavourable[9]

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,[10] punk rock and dance.[8] It reached No. 192 on the Billboard 200,[11] 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.[12]

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".[8]

Track listing[edit]

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

Side 1
No.TitleProducerLength
1."Jungle Boy"Colin Thurston2:47
2."Chihuahua"Alan Tarney4:15
3."Sinner, Sinner, Sinner!" (Barbarossa, Gorman, Ashman)Tarney2:23
4."Mickey, Put It Down"Thurston3:03
5."(I'm A) T.V. Savage"Thurston2:40
6."Elimination Dancing"Bow Wow Wow, Brian Tench3:04
Side 2
No.TitleProducerLength
7."Golly! Golly! Go Buddy!"Thurston2:38
8."King Kong"Thurston2:20
9."Go Wild in the Country"Bow Wow Wow, Tench2:44
10."I'm Not a Know It All" (Barbarossa, Gorman, Ashman)Colin Thurston2:54
11."Why Are Babies So Wise"Colin Thurston2:55
12."Orang-outang" (Barbarossa, Gorman, Ashman)Bow Wow Wow, Tench2:44
13."Hello, Hello Daddy (I'll Sacrifice You)"Thurston4:28
Total length:38:55
CD edition
No.TitleProducerLength
1."Jungle Boy"Thurston2:47
2."Chihuahua"Tarney4:15
3."Sinner! Sinner! Sinner!" (Barbarossa, Gorman, Ashman)Tarney2:23
4."Mickey, Put It Down"Thurston3:03
5."(I'm A) T.V. Savage"Thurston2:40
6."Elimination Dancing"Bow Wow Wow, Tench3:04
7."Golly! Golly! Go Buddy!"Thurston2:38
8."King Kong"Thurston2:20
9."Go Wild in the Country"Bow Wow Wow, Tench2:44
10."I'm Not a Know It All" (Barbarossa, Gorman, Ashman)Thurston2:54
11."Why Are Babies So Wise"Thurston2:55
12."Orang-outang" (Barbarossa, Gorman, Ashman)Bow Wow Wow, Tench2:44
13."Hello, Hello Daddy (I'll Sacrifice You)"Thurston4:28
Total length:38:55
See Jungle! See Jungle! Go Join Your Gang/B-Sides Disc 2
No.TitleLength
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. ^ "Pauley Pavilion". rocktourdatabase.com. Los Angeles. 
  2. ^ Ghost in the Machine Tour
  3. ^ "Queen Live Archive". queenonline.com. Queen Official Website. 1982. 
  4. ^ "Bow Wow Wow – See Jungle! See Jungle! Go Join Your Gang/B-Sides". Discogs. 
  5. ^ Sinclair, Paul (27 March 2018). "Bow Wow Wow/Your Box Set Pet: The Complete Recordings 1980-1984". SuperDeluxeEdition.com. 
  6. ^ Craig McLean. "Bow Wow Wow haven't lost their bite | Music". theguardian.com. Retrieved 2014-02-04. 
  7. ^ Lyon, Joshua (September 6, 2016). "Annabella Lwin & the History of Bow Wow Wow". V (American magazine). 
  8. ^ a b c 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. 
  9. ^ Isler, Scott; Robbins, Ira. "TrouserPress.com: Bow Wow Wow". TrouserPress.com. Retrieved 28 August 2016. 
  10. ^ 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. 
  11. ^ AllMusic (Bow Wow Wow > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums}
  12. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records. p. 133. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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