C30 C60 C90 Go
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

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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

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C30 C60 C90 Go
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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

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Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Bow Wow Wow's "C30 C60 C90 Go" depict the rise of cassette culture in the late 70s and early 80s. The song speaks to the experience of taping songs from the radio or records, and the excitement of having a collection of music on individual cassettes. The chorus refers to the different lengths of cassette tapes available, with C30, C60, and C90 referring to tapes with 30, 60, and 90 minutes of recording time respectively. The verses tell a story of "breezing with the sleaze" on a cassette tape and going down to the record shop to hear the latest hits. The lyrics also highlight the rebellious nature of the cassette culture, with the singer being a self-proclaimed "pirate" taping music illegally from the radio and refusing to buy records from a shop that doesn't have what they want.


The lyrics also touch on the boombox culture of the time, with the singer carrying their entire music collection on their back. The song speaks to the democratization of music through cassette tapes, where anyone could record songs and share them with their friends. However, the song also acknowledges the potential dangers of this culture, with the singer being stopped by a policeman and told that taping music is illegal.


Overall, "C30 C60 C90 Go" is a celebration of the cassette tape and the freedom it provided to music listeners, as well as a commentary on the changing music industry and the ways in which people were consuming music at the time.


Line by Line Meaning

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
I get a new show every day by recording them off TV and radio, and I enjoy it because I have the skill to use my cassette efficiently.


C30 C60 C90 Go
I use different types of blank cassette tapes, such as C30, C60, and C90, to record my favorite songs.


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
I am excited to go to the record store with my cassette, which is like a weapon of music, to buy the latest hits.


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
The record store has a variety of options to choose from, and they are willing to give discounts on multiple purchases.


Off the radio I get a constant flow Hit it, pause it, record it and play Turn it, rewind, and rub it away
I continuously record music from the radio and use different cassette functions to listen and preserve the music.


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!
It used to upset me when the store was out of my favorite records, but now I record them all and feel like I am on top of the music scene.


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
I no longer need to carry a bulky record collection, I have a cool and new technology of cassettes and they are portable.


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
The police tried to stop me from recording music illegally, but I resisted and played music loudly from my cassette to defeat him in a playful way.


You're rich enough to have a record collection I'll bring my bazooka round for inspection
People who can afford a record collection might underestimate the quality and convenience of cassettes, so I would like to show them the features of my cassette with pride.


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
I use the dual-speed feature of my cassette to listen to songs at a faster or slower pace, and I enjoy the power my cassette gives me.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Peermusic Publishing
Written by: MALCOLM ROBERT ANDREW MCLAREN, MATTHEW JAMES ASHMAN, DAVE BARBAROSSA, LEIGH ROY GORMAN

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Comments from YouTube:

@robertcreighton4635

Man, I feel so old. I can remember religiously taping bbc top 40 and john peel. I was rebel 😂

@richardedison4324

Man, I have loved this song for 40 years. Doesn't get much better.

@lulafernandes7476

Yes, here too!

@BigSkippy1263

Ditto. Does anyone know what," I got the affirmative,magnolia!" Mean?

@squizza28

So raw and defiant! Just how punk was meant to be. Great.

@peaceofclay890

I hated when my parents got me C30s because I couldn't record enough of my favorite songs off the radio back then. #childhoodmemories

@martin_sole9633

Wasn't there also a C120, where the tape was so thin it always wrapped itself around the rollers?

@mikewhite328

@@martin_sole9633 Oh the memories, and chrome and other weird metal types

@danielwilder7835

My single of this had nothing on the B Side , completely blank, I used to play it anyway just for the silence 😂😂

@dixieflatlineable

was blank for your pirating convenience.

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