C-30, C-60, C-90, Go!

C-30, C-60, C-90, GO!

“C·30 C·60 C·90 Go!”  is a song and single performed by British new wave band Bow Wow Wow and written by Dave Barbarossa, Leigh Gorman, Malcolm McLaren, and Matthew Ashman.  It was the world’s first-ever cassette single and was first released in 1980.  It entered the UK singles chart in July, reaching number 34 and staying for 7 weeks on the chart.  Their label, EMI, refused to promote the cassingle because it allegedly promoted home taping as Side B was blank.  (More from Wikipedia)
At a later date, Malcolm McLaren – the musical entrepreneur best known for managing Sex Pistols – assembled the musicians in the band Adam and the Ants (after Adam Ant became a solo artist and also escaped with the band name) with a teenaged Anglo-Burmese singer dubbed Annabella Lwin.  Before their worldwide hit with the old Strangeloves song “I Want Candy in 1982, the resulting band Bow Wow Wow popularized or parodied music pirating (which was then in its infancy) with a notorious cassette-only release called C-30, C-60, C-90, Go! where one side of the cassette was left blank (presumably for recording music from the radio or other sources).  
(May 2012)
Last edited: March 22, 2021