Quiver (Arrows in My)/Do You Wanna Hold Me-Bow Wow Wow

Leaving aside for one small moment the cartoonish offensiveness of the subject matter (Malcolm McLaren casting teenaged Annabella Lwin yet again as the sex kitten, this time in a kitschy, sad coloring book of Native American imagery; the usual “knock” on BWW for “borrowing” African drumming), this song is somehow spellbinding. Outside of the lyrics, which could have easily cast Annabella in a castle, igloo, Mongolian steppe tent, Russian monestary, you name it, the retro, otherworldly guitar creeps up slowly followed by the frolicing beat and uber-surfy bass. Then the brassy yelps about finding a way to keep warm at night and to make some whoopee. Its more about the music than the words, it is a romp through the flowers.

Here is my second fave BWW song below, which is similar to Q(AiM) (all the parts are the same).

Do You Wanna Hold Me?-Bow Wow Wow

3 Responses to “Quiver (Arrows in My)/Do You Wanna Hold Me-Bow Wow Wow”

  • A Guilty Pleasure (Shingles (Of)).

  • You just warmed my heart. I feel kind of guilty about it, and wish the song were cartoonishly something else, but it is the prefect distillation of their sound (Quiver). Do You doesn’t have to be guilty. It’s great pop.

  • AND they knew how to harness the awesome wonder working power of the parentheses.
    For example:

    W.O.R.K. (N.O. Nah No! No! My Daddy Don’t) (extended version)

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