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!


  1. And not forgetting the make up and fashion styling! SO cool! :)

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    Proud Camden is honoured to announce the exclusive launch of the exhibition ‘Adam Ant: Dandy in the Underworld’. A live performance of the Post Punk artist Adam Ant who will be on stage from 9:30pm onwards on 6th March 2012. Tickets cost £15 – with 100% donated to DebRa, a national charity working on behalf of people affected by Epidermolysis Bullosa (you can find out more on The star’s comeback exploded with his 2011 UK tour – the first in 15 years – and will follow with the release of the album ‘Adam Ant Is the Blueblack Hussar in Marrying the Gunner's Daughter’ in 2012.
    Tickets are extremely limited – to book yours now on Do not miss your chance to witness a unique show by Adam Ant and donate to a beneficial cause. Doors open at 8:30 pm. See you at Proud Camden, The Horse Hospital, Stables Market, Chalk Farm Road, London, NW1 8AH.