afro punk classics: anabella lwin
By Sound Check
September 13, 2010
In no time Lwin was installed, like some post-apocalyptic empress, at the helm of Bow Wow Wow, ruling her three male band mates with her battle-ready howl, daring mini skirts and gorgeous face; high cheekbones set off by the most dangerous mohawk punk has ever seen. With a remake of the The Strangeloves’ I Want Candy, the band found mainstream success and steady rotation on MTV.
Controversy arose when, for their 1981 album See Jungle!, the then-15-year-old Lwin was posed as the nude woman in a recreation of Manet’s famous painting The Luncheon on the Grass (Le déjeuner sur l’herbe)
More than twenty years have gone by and I want more. More raging girls of a certain ethnicity with mohawks, murderous pipes and an outlaw swagger that says ‘the devil may care, but I don’t.
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