Courtesy of the dependably fascinating and time-wasting Bedazzled blog, we have a great little video: Bow Wow Wow's homage to the cassette tape, "C-30, C-60, C-90, Go!"
Every cool girl in my generation wanted to be Annabella Lwin.
Despite little action of her own and (let's face it) not a whole lot of actual talent, she was plucked out of her life, given a mohawk, and made a star. If she could do it, so could any of us! The only difference between us was Malcolm MacLaren.
I keep meaning to blog about MacLaren, whose effect on this era is still not wholly understood, I don't think. Svengali? Sure. But he also saw commercial possibility in what was essentially an underground movement, and in that sense he wasn't so different from, say, Tony Wilson, who arguably gets more respect.
Anyway, I just think the video's cute, and Spike's blog is always worth poking around, so enjoy!