Bow Wow Wow’s second full length album immediately sparked controversy due to Annabella Lwin’s lack of appropriate picnic attire. Mom made a fuss, and who can blame her: the singer was only fifteen years old at the time. The album art was replaced with a much tamer photo:
The irony, if one can call it that, is that the original cover is a parody of Manet’s “Dejeuner sur l’Herbe,” which to my knowledge remains unaltered.
The other kind of funny thing about this particular controversy is that the original album cover art was used the following year on Bow Wow Wow’s Last of the Mohicans e.p., so go figure.
Maybe the “Mohicans” cover and reissues have lowered the price of the original, maybe collectors don’t really care for Bow Wow Wow; regardless, you can pick up a copy for around ten bucks. Happy hunting.
Categories: From the Stacks, Music
Ahhh…Annabella. Mmm…Annabella! I saw Bow Wow Wow perform at a bar in Jacksonville back around ’97. She and Leigh Gorman autographed a couple of CD covers for me…and I got a hug from Annabella. I had sweet dreams that night…
Rawr. I’d take an Annabella hug, thank you.
I saw Bow Wow Wow a couple of months ago at an 80s thing and she is still very pretty and fully legal to ogle
Well then, set the ogler to stun….
Good stuff. Here’s my take on the cover: