On the page for the Billy Bragg radio show (where Bragg claims Malcom McLaren made Bow Wow Wow steal “See Jungle” note for note) I saw that you were looking for the Dark City Sisters and Flying Jazz Queens record. Here it is
On the page for the Billy Bragg radio show (where Bragg claims Malcom McLaren made Bow Wow Wow steal “See Jungle” note for note) I saw that you were looking for the Dark City Sisters and Flying Jazz Queens record. Here it is: This blog posted the record, scroll down for the Flying Jazz Queens one.
Here’s the download link.
Just figured I’d send it your way if you were still looking to post a song off of it.
Cheers, Corey Cryer
Just listened to the whole thing and OF COURSE Bragg was wrong. I knew it. I’m no fan of Malcom but saying “See Jungle” was stolen by Africans is such the thing you want to be true so bad you make it so. There is not one song on this album that sounds remotely like “See Jungle.”
Bow Wow Wow “See Jungle”
Dear Street Carnage,
I’m afraid it’s you that is wrong. Billy Bragg just confused the name of the bands, it’s Mahotella Queens that “See Jungle” was “taken” from. Here’s the song.
Thanks to another blog that I stumbled upon trying to find out what Billy Bragg was talking about.
All the concern of theft is really gay tho because all artists do it, duh, and it’s the basis of all art/music/culture everywhere. Sucks when you’re someone like Evie Sands but it’s annoying to hear how ornery bands get whenever anyone borrows the smallest bit from their music, like that whole Rubinoos v. Avril Lavigne thing.
Joe Satriani VS Coldplay is boring and For Nerds Only but this Bow Wow Wow thing is off the plagiarism chains. I was wrong, mad wrong. Sorry Billy Bragg.
Gavin Miles McInnes I
PS Rockers NYC coincidentally has a great post about Bow Wow Wow today.
PeePeeS I recently saw them here in New York with the dude from No Doubt on drums. Sorry but they were fucking amazing.