Bow Wow Wow

Your Box Set Pet: The Complete Recordings 1980-1984

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Cleverly titled and packaged with reference to the band's cassette-only 1980 release, Your Box Set Pet: The Complete Recordings 1980-1984 bundles Bow Wow Wow's recorded works in a compact clamshell box. The two proper albums, the rampaging See Jungle! See Jungle! Go Join Your Gang Yeah! City All Over, Go Ape Crazy and only comparatively tame When the Going Gets Tough, The Tough Get Going, are expanded with contemporaneous 7" and 12" material. A third disc, titled "Singles, B-Sides & Remixes," is based off the compilation I Want Candy and rounds up the rest, including Your Cassette Pet. Fully remastered according to the Cherry Red label, it's a convenient, reasonably priced way to obtain the work of an exemplary new wave band who were modest only in the size of their catalog, and much more than a vehicle for manager Malcolm McLaren's button-pushing antics. Since the '80s, the band's studio output has been underserved by a confusing multitude of budget and off-brand compilations. Although non-album selections are mastered from vinyl, Your Box Set Pet still renders the previous reissues and compilations obsolete due to its dutiful assembly and accompanying booklet.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 02:46 Amazon
2 04:15 Amazon
3 02:22 Amazon
4 03:03 Amazon
5 02:40 Amazon
6 03:04 Amazon
7 02:37 Amazon
8 02:19 Amazon
9 02:45 Amazon
10 02:54 Amazon
11 02:54 Amazon
12 02:44 Amazon
13 04:30 Amazon
14 03:33 Amazon
15 05:48 Amazon
16 02:23 Amazon
17 03:01 Amazon
18 02:37 Amazon
19 03:03 Amazon
20 02:24 Amazon
21 04:15 Amazon
22 05:21 Amazon
23 05:13 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 03:00 Amazon
2 03:15 Amazon
3 02:21 Amazon
4 02:48 Amazon
5 03:30 Amazon
6 03:07 Amazon
7 02:57 Amazon
8 03:15 Amazon
9 02:29 Amazon
10 03:03 Amazon
11 02:45 Amazon
12 02:52 Amazon
13 03:08 Amazon
14 04:49 Amazon
15 02:26 Amazon
16 02:52 Amazon
17 03:33 Amazon
18 05:10 Amazon
19 04:21 Amazon
20 02:52 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 3

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 03:02 Amazon
2 02:55 Amazon
3 02:40 Amazon
4 02:05 Amazon
5 03:11 Amazon
6 02:24 Amazon
7 02:25 Amazon
8 02:22 Amazon
9 02:12 Amazon
10 02:41 Amazon
11 02:41 Amazon
12 03:01 Amazon
13 02:44 Amazon
14 02:11 Amazon
15 02:45 Amazon
16 04:01 Amazon
17 02:50 Amazon
18 03:23 Amazon
19 03:24 Amazon
20 03:33 Amazon
21 05:39 Amazon
22
02:45 Amazon
23 05:22 Amazon
24 03:29 Amazon
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