B ow Wow Wow remember the beginning. Of course they do — they almost died. And they remember the end, not least because the band are still arguing about it 30 years on. If your singer is a year-old girl, and she's naked on the cover of your first proper album, even by the noisesome standards of punk's provocateur-in-chief, people will get their bondage trousers and pirate shirts in a twist. Annabella Lwin was to perform on a box in the middle of the rink, "with all these hardcore Sex Pistols fans skating round," remembers the band's half-English, half-Burmese frontwoman. They'd had a flood and the boiler was shorting out in the basement and making the whole stage live.
What you might not know is that Annabella Lwin and Bow Wow Wow were sort of the most punk rock band ever. They took members from Adam and the Ants. Their first single was banned from the radio because it promoted illegal home audiotaping. Of course, they came with controversy.
Warning — not suitable for office viewing! This gallery features full frontal nudity. You have been warned The Cuban Brothers —As well as smearing themselves in gallons of fake tan and wearing fake jewellery, another of The Cuban Brothers' gimmicks is to get undressed onstage.
The album cover of their debut album, See Jungle! See Jungle! Go Ape Crazy!