Almost as startling as Grace Slick turning 75 yesterday is Annabella Lwin turning 48 today.

When I featured Culture Club a while back as representing the “late, decadent phase” of New Wave music, someone on Twitter suggested the term much better fit Bow Wow Wow, one of Malcolm McLaren’s many projects of hype and provocation (viz. New York Dolls, Sex Pistols). Can’t really argue with that, though it should be noted Boy George was briefly a member of Bow Wow Wow under the name Lieutenant Lush.

In any event, here’s Annabella (fifteen at the time) and the band’s video of “Chihuahua,” from the album with the catchy title: See Jungle! See Jungle! Go Join Your Gang, Yeah! City All Over, Go Ape Crazy!.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.