C30 C60 C90 Anda
Bow Wow Wow Lyrics


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Every day I get a brand new show
Off TV record and radio
I breeze with the sleaze on my cassette
'Cause I got the affirmative

C30 C60 C90 Go
C30 C60 C90 Go
C30 C60, C30 C60 C90 Go
30 60 90 Go

A bit bam-boogie and a booga-rooga
My cassette's just like a bazooka
A bligger, a blagger, a blippity-blop
Well, I'm going down to the record shop

Yeah, and the boss said, "LP, single, picture cover or plain
I've got all the hits and all the big names
I've got biggest discounts in my store
If you buy three records, I'll give you four"

C30 C60 C90 Go
Off the radio, I get a constant flow
Hit it, pause it, record it and play
Turn it, rewind and rub it away

C30 C60 C90 Go
C30 C60 C90 Go
C30 C60 C90 Go
C30 C60, C30 C60 C90 Go
30 60 90 Go

It used to break my heart when I went in your shop
And you said my records were out of stock
So I don't buy records in your shop
Now I tape them all 'cause I'm 'Top Of The Pops'

Yeah, now I got a new way to move
It's shiny and black and don't need a groove
Now I don't need no album rack
I carry my collection over my back

C30 C60 C90 Go
Off the radio, I get a constant flow
Hit it, pause it, record it and play
Turn it, rewind and rub it away

Policeman stopped me in my tracks
Said, "Hey you, you can't tape that
You're under arrest 'cause it's illegal"
So I shoved him off and blew his whistle

I'm a pirate and I keep my loot
So I blew him out with my bazooka

C30 C60 C90 Go
Off the radio, I get a constant flow
Hit it, pause it, record it and play
Turn it, rewind and rub it away

You're rich enough to have a record collection
I'll bring my bazooka 'round for inspection

Sometimes it better get hit twice as fast
So I press my playback to make it last
I breeze with the sleaze on my cassette
I've got the affirmative

C30 C60 C90 Go
Off the radio, I get a constant flow
Hit it, pause it, record it and play
Turn it, rewind and rub it away

C30 C60 C90 Go
C30 C60 C90 Go
C30 C60 C90 Go




C30 360, C30 C60 C90 Go
30 60 90 Go

Overall Meaning

The song "C30 C60 C90 Anda" by Bow Wow Wow is a tribute to the DIY punk ethos of the late '70s and early '80s that encouraged young people to take ownership of their music instead of relying on the record industry. The song's title refers to the three most common lengths of blank cassette tapes that were popular at the time. The song's narrator proudly proclaims that he records his own music off the television and radio onto cassettes that he can listen to over and over again. He brags about his ability to "hit it, pause it, record it and play, turn it, rewind and rub it away" on his trusty cassette player. He sees himself as a rebel who is sticking it to the establishment by refusing to buy records from the record shop and instead making his own collection of recorded music. He even has a run-in with the police over his cassette-taping activities but manages to get away with it unharmed.


Overall, the song celebrates the power of music and the freedom that comes from being able to create and enjoy it without relying on mainstream industry channels.


Line by Line Meaning

Every day I get a brand new show
I receive new music every day from different sources


Off TV record and radio
I get these new music from the TV, radio and records


I breeze with the sleaze on my cassette
I choose and record the type of music that suits my taste


'Cause I got the affirmative
I have the ability to choose what I listen to


C30 C60 C90 Go
The different cassette types I use to record music


Off the radio, I get a constant flow
I record music from the radio and get a constant supply of new music


Hit it, pause it, record it and play
The process of recording the music onto a cassette


Turn it, rewind and rub it away
The process of playing, rewinding and erasing the recorded music on the cassette


A bit bam-boogie and a booga-rooga
The music I listen to has a wild fun-loving vibe


My cassette's just like a bazooka
The cassette is like a weapon for me, as it carries my music


A bligger, a blagger, a blippity-blop
Different types of music styles I am interested in


Well, I'm going down to the record shop
I visit the record shop to buy music and check if they have any new releases


Yeah, and the boss said, "LP, single, picture cover or plain
The shopkeeper offers different types of music ranging from LP to single with different cover types


I've got all the hits and all the big names
The shopkeeper has all the popular music titles, and artists I listen to


If you buy three records, I'll give you four"
The shopkeeper offers a deal where if I buy three records, he'll give me four


It used to break my heart when I went in your shop
I used to get upset when the shopkeeper told me the music I wanted was out of stock


And you said my records were out of stock
The shopkeeper informed me that the music I wanted was unavailable


So I don't buy records in your shop
As the music I wanted was never available in the shop, I stopped buying records from that shop


Now I tape them all 'cause I'm 'Top Of The Pops'
As I record new music, I am now my music supplier and not the record store


Yeah, now I got a new way to move
I have a new way to carry my music


It's shiny and black and don't need a groove
The new way I carry my music is sleek and not in the form of records, CDs or cassettes


Now I don't need no album rack
I don't need to carry CDs or records rack anymore


I carry my collection over my back
I carry my music collection on my phone or portable music player


Policeman stopped me in my tracks
I was stopped by a policeman


Said, "Hey you, you can't tape that
The policeman informed me that recording music was illegal


You're under arrest 'cause it's illegal"
The policeman threatened to arrest me


So I shoved him off and blew his whistle
I pushed him aside and took off quickly


I'm a pirate and I keep my loot
Since I continue to record music, I am like a pirate, who hoards treasure


So I blew him out with my bazooka
I celebrated my victory over the policeman who tried to prevent me from recording music


You're rich enough to have a record collection
I assume you can afford CDs and records


I'll bring my bazooka 'round for inspection
I can't compete with you in terms of owning physical music but assure you that I am still recording music


Sometimes it better get hit twice as fast
When I record music, it's fast, efficient and in my preferred order


So I press my playback to make it last
As I listen to recorded music, I slow down the speech or music equalizer to make the music last longer




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Comments from YouTube:

@erikhai1

My appreciation and respect for BWW just grows and grows.  That Annabella recorded this in Spanish is just mind blowing!

@shermacman

Even the drums are in Spanish! Amazing!

@sexobscura

it's actually Portuguese

@AngelRDiaz-ie6ww

I told you this band was ahead of its time (: This is Mind Blowing (:

@andyhinds542

I haven't heard this version since 1982!

@easyki

Fantastic ! Never heard this before ! Thanks for posting !

@markgonzales6713

I only know and understand English but I love this!

@markgonzales6713

Same with me.

@nicomedy2010

finally the spanish version is back on yt -- it wasn't available for ages !! happy belated bday (Oct 31) Myant Myant Aye ;-)

@steevsmith2792

The band were short lived...& much hyped at the time, by McClaren!!,,,,,,but they made a lot of fecking good songs!! Ahead of their time.

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