Thursday, 22 December 2011

Adam Ant

The explosion of Adam And The Ants onto the British music scene back in the 1980s was quite spectacular. The "Kings Of The Wild Frontier" album was massive with the iconic "Antmusic" catapulting Adam Ant to the kind of stardom and attention under the media spotlight rarely seen at that point. So big was the success that I remember Adam And The Ants going from a great post punk band to a kiddies chart band that were too uncool for us slightly older teenagers to like, although secretly the music remained a guilty pleasure. Who can't admit to liking "Stand And Deliver"? As a collector of rare records back then I was able to buy some of the singles as picture discs, a good excuse to buying some of the records you wouldn't admit to liking :) Now over 30 years on the music more than stands the test of time as is usually the case for artists who had a million selling single...

The subsequent solo career provided the wonderfully catchy "Goody Two Shoes" although it would have been impossible for any artist to have sustained the success of the "Ants" period. 

I never got to see Adam Ant back in the day, but in January 2012 I put that right and finally saw the man in action. It was an amazing show, very punkesque in style just the way live music should be played. I would highly recommend seeing him!