Bow Wow Wow "When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going" LP (1983)
Details: Second full-length from London's Bow Wow Wow released in 1983. This is a pristine copy on RCA/Victor Records. Looks new.
Description: "Formed in 1980 by Malcolm McLaren after the demise of the Sex Pistols, Bow Wow Wow were originally members of Adam And The Ants. On McLaren's advice, they recruited a 14-year-old singer named Myint Myint Aye (Burmese for "High High Cool"), who was later renamed Annabella Lwin.
Typified by Burundi-style drumming and Lwin's singing, which veered between screaming and ritual chants, After signing with RCA Bow Wow Wow saw some early success in the UK, and eventually scored a minor hit in the US with their cover of the classic 1965 single "I Want Candy" originally by US group The Strangeloves. Their first US LP was released in 1982 amid controversy over the cover which depicted the young singer nude with the rest of the group (clothed), The group split in 1984 with the young singer pursuing a solo career as "Annabella", while the rest of the group became "Chiefs Of Relief". Bow Wow Wow eventually reunited in some capacity during the mid-1990s."
"When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going is the second full-length studio album by English new wave band Bow Wow Wow, released in 1983 by RCA Records. The cover photography was by David Bailey, and the album credits gave "a kiss" to "Jim" (James Honeyman-Scott) and John Belushi, both of whom had recently died. It is the final album featuring all four original members of the band.
On 25 May 2018, Cherry Red Records released the three-disc set Your Box Set Pet (The Complete Recordings 1980–1984), which included When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going in its entirety on the second disc."
Grade: NM (Cover) / NM (Record)
TRACK LISTING SIDE A:
A2. Do You Wanna Hold Me?
A4. Lonesome Tonight
A5. Love Me
A6. What's The Time (Hey Buddy)
TRACK LISTING SIDE B:
B1. Mario (Your Own Way To Paradise)
B2. Quiver (Arrows In My)
B3. The Man Mountain
B4. Rikki Dee
B5. Tommy Tucker
B6. Love, Peace and Harmony