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Thursday, August 25, 2021

I had forgotten about the controversy caused by Bow Wow Wow over its Manet tribute album cover, some twenty(!) years ago.

Actually, I’m not sure I’d forgotten about it, as much as just feeling its residual effects. I remember a big deal being made over lead singer Annabella Lwin being so young (15 during the band’s brief heyday), but I don’t think I recall this specific uproar.

Anyway, judge for yourself:
the original

And a bonus trivial tidbit: I found out that my alma mater hosted a Bow Wow Wow concert back in the early ’80s (good luck confirming that; even yearbook records for Eckerd College from that period tend to be sketchy).

by Costa Tsiokos, Thu 08/25/2005 11:10:38 PM
Category: College Years, Pop Culture
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  1. Bow Wow Wow — very cool…seeing that article sent me over to iTunes to grab a few songs!

    Comment by david — 08/26/2005 @ 10:35:52 PM

  2. They did play EC. I remember my stepdad went.

    Comment by The Belt — 08/28/2005 @ 10:35:22 PM

  3. The things you learn about your alma mater’s murky past…

    Comment by CT — 08/29/2005 @ 10:44:34 AM

  4. Quick Sunday Links Roundup: “Who’s That Girl” Edition…

    But since Manet’s been cited as some sort of precedent, I’ll mention that this isn’t like the sensation caused in the English press over the cover of Bow Wow Wow’s album in 1982. In case you don’t recall, that was the one that featured a photograp…

    Trackback by ::: HAI KARATE! :::: — 10/07/2021 @ 06:47:35 PM

  5. she was 14 when this photo was taken.

    Comment by flucker — 10/23/2008 @ 05:09:48 AM


    How many Annabella Lwin look-a-likes are there in the greater New York area? I have a feeling someone’s going to find out on Sunday in Central Park, thanks to this Craigslist call-out for models to pose in a photographic recreation of Edouard Ma…

    Trackback by Population Statistic — 12/10/2021 @ 09:19:29 PM

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  8. I was at the Eckerd concert, I left there in 1983-I announced The Abhorshuns , the opening band, and helped bring them to the school. It was a great show and afterwards teh guitarist, weirded out becuase of teh death of his brother grabbed my throat while I was too stunned to realize what was going on! Those were the days…!

    Comment by Jose M. Tirado — 02/23/2009 @ 07:19:02 AM

  9. Wild stuff! Thanks, always glad to hear anecdotes from Eckerd’s murky 1980s past…

    Comment by CT — 02/23/2009 @ 06:17:46 PM

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