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Adam and the Ants/Adam Ant


Country of origin:

England

Type of music generally:

Early new wave [alternative] (brni @ kappamaki . com)

Status:

Most recent release, Adam Ant Is the Blueblack Hussar in Marrying the Gunner's Daughter (2012)

See also:

Adam Ant's site

Comparisons:

Talking Heads, B-52's, Monochrome Set, Bow Wow Wow, Wolfgang Press. (brni @ kappamaki . com)

Covers/own material:

Mostly own, covers rare

General comments:

Let's see, Adam Ant's stuff is a pan-sexual, glam-punk, British new wave, danceable, self-aggrandizing, self-mocking, leather and feathers and warpaint wearing, really kinda fun and funny sort of music. Adam and the Ants is Gildenstern and Rosencranz to INXS's Hamlet. (brni @ kappamaki . com)

Recommended first album:

Kings of the Wild Frontier (brni @ kappamaki . com)

Recordings include:

  • Dirk Wears White Socks (1979)
  • Kings of the Wild Frontier (1980—Sony—7464 37033 2)
  • Friend or Foe (1982—Sony—7464 38370 2)
  • Antics in the Forbidden Zone (1990—Sony—7464 46819 2)
  • Prince Charming (1991)
  • B-Side Babies (1994)
  • Adam Ant Is the Blueblack Hussar in Marrying the Gunner's Daughter (2012)

Dirk Wears White Socks

Release info:

1979—Sony—7464 38698 2

Group members:

Adam Ant—vocal
Matthew Ashman—guitar, keyboards
Dave Barbarossa, John Moss, Marco Pirroni, Andrew Warren

Produced by:

Adam Ant

B-Side Babies

Release info:

1994—Sony—7464 57895 2

Group members:

Adam Ant—vocal
Marco Pirroni—guitar
Bogdan Wiczling—drums


Thanks to Jens P. Tagore Brage and Barbara Hart for work on this entry.

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