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Adam Ant: Metamorphosis of a Narc

Interview by Mat Snow, New Musical Express, 13 July 1985

"I DON'T THINK I'm an intelligent person. But I think I have a common sense that allows me to have an instinct about what people ...

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Adam Ant (1989)

Interview by Adam Blake, Rock's Backpages audio, 12 December 1989

The foremost Antperson talks about how his time at art school informed his musical life; his changes of style and concept; the realtionship between songs and videos; getting into acting, and acting vs. music; new album Manners & Physique and his interest in the Regency era; working with Kevin Rowland; his punk days, indie label rip-offs, and Derek Jarman's Jubilee movie; and writing with the Ants' Marco Pirroni.

File format: mp3; file size: 30mb, interview length: 31' 18" sound quality: **

Adam Ant (1990)

Interview by Ira Robbins, Rock's Backpages audio, 27 July 1990

The Dandy Highwayman looks back at his illustrious career, from when he first became Adam, to the fading of thepop star light, including his dealings with Malcolm McLaren; hooking up with Marco Pirroni; starring in Jarman's Jubilee and moving on to the theatrical stage.

File format: mp3; file size: 30.2mb, interview length: 32' 57" sound quality: ** (phoner)

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The Ants: Nashville, London

Live Review by Jane Suck, Sounds, 24 September 1977

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Siouxsie & the Banshees, Adam & the Ants: Vortex, London

Live Review by Jane Suck, Record Mirror, 5 November 1977

"WE ARE not human..." Support band The Ants are bizarre. More at home on Mars than the bondage mag they look like they just fell ...

Adam & The Ants: Whip In My Valise

Profile by Jane Suck, Sounds, 10 December 1977

'The angel Ga-briel sent me to give you a little bit of sympathy...' ('Plastic Surgery') ...

Whip In My Valise: Adam and the Ants

Comment by Vivien Goldman, Sounds, 10 December 1977

The angel Gabriel sent me to give you a little bit of sympathy...('Plastic Surgery') ...

Adam & The Ants: Marquee Club, London

Live Review by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, 11 February 1978

Termites devour part of New Wave ...

X-Ray Spex, Adam & The Ants, The Automatics: The Roundhouse, London

Live Review by Ian Penman, New Musical Express, 20 May 1978

AS MS. POLY'S strychnine air-raid voice shreds the encore and all present, the audience front-line snaps. ...

Adam and the Ants: Dirk Wears White Sox (Do-It RIDE 3)**

Review by Garry Bushell, Sounds, 8 December 1979

DIRK MAY well wear white sox but the berk, aka Adam the Grade 'A' ham, wears his pretentions on his sleeve with his hand in ...

Throbbing Gristle: 20 Jazz Funk Greats (Industrial); Adam & The Ants: Dirk Wears White Socks (Do It)

Review by Paul Morley, New Musical Express, 8 December 1979

ADAM AND The Ants and Throbbing Gristle are shadowy extremes, lurking in dark corners, lethargically scratching through their overscrubbed private parts, grinning sweetly at anyone ...

Ants Out Of Bondage

Interview by Paolo Hewitt, Melody Maker, 12 January 1980

In which Adam and the Ants reconcile their apparent predilection for S/M with their desire to succeed as musicians without grovelling. PAULO HEWITT passes judgement. ...

Adam & the Ants: Kings of the Wild Frontier (Epic NJE37033)

Review by Dave Schulps, Trouser Press, April 1981

IMAGINE AN obsessive singer who calls to mind an earthbound version of glitter-era David Bowie, and a guitarist who draws from sources as diverse as ...

Adam & The Ants: Kings Of The Wild Frontier (Epic)

Review by Wesley Strick, Creem, April 1981

THIS IS ridiculous. ...

Sound and Vision: The Making of Adam Ant

Interview by Chris Salewicz, The Face, April 1981

"Malcolm McLaren just said to me, "What do you want, Adam?" I said, "I'd like to be a household name, and have everyone know and ...

Adam & the Ants: That's Antertainment

Profile by Susin Shapiro, The Village Voice, 15 April 1981

ANT MUSIC for sex people: what a snappy catechism, what a sly ad for an act, and what an act it is. Adam & the ...

Adam & The Ants: The Ants Are Coming

Profile and Interview by Paul Gambaccini, Rolling Stone, 30 April 1981

So unplug the jukebox And do us all a favor That music's lost its taste So try another flavor — Adam and ...

Adam Ant: The Song Of Injun Adam

Interview by Chris Salewicz, Creem, June 1981

Or: What's A Picnic Without Ants? ...

Adam & The Ants: Palladium Theater, New York NY

Live Review by Jon Young, Trouser Press, August 1981

LISTEN, SNOBS: Adam and the Ants headlined New York's Palladium Theater (3300 seats) for a legitimate reason, not just that tired old scapegoat hype. ...

Adam & the Ants: Prince Charming (Epic ARE37615)

Review by Richard Cromelin, Los Angeles Times, 5 December 1981

Adam and Ants Back as 'Prince Charming' ...

Mirror, Mirror On The Wall... What Aspect Of 1981 Does It Pain You Most To Recall?

Essay by Ian Penman, New Musical Express, 19 December 1981

Overdressed twits taking Polaroids of one another in posey little clubs? Or the stern soapbox caterwauling of commentators who got themselves into a blue funk about everyone else's ...

Adam & the Ants: Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London

Live Review by Dave McCullough, Sounds, 2 January 1982

Reach for the thigh ...

Adam's Xmas Antomime

Live Review by Penny Reel, New Musical Express, 2 January 1982

Adam & The Ants: Theatre Royal, London ...

Adam Ant: True Confessions: Brando, De Niro and Bruce Lee. Lennon-McCartney And Yours Truly

Interview by Paul Morley, New Musical Express, 16 January 1982

DO YOU believe in Adam Ant? ...


Report and Interview by Johnny Black, Smash Hits, 21 January 1982

The rise and rise of the pop video has brought mini-movies into every living room; Adam in panto, The Human League in detective thrillers, Barry ...

Malcolm McLaren: Innovation Or Exploitation?

Interview by Roy Trakin, Musician, February 1982

Malcolm McLaren, the shaker and baker of British punk, turned the Sex Pistols into an epochal event, turned Adam Ant around and now plays Svengali ...

Prince Charmless: Adam Ant: Astoria Theatre, London

Live Review by Paolo Hewitt, Melody Maker, 9 October 1982

LAST YEAR Adam Ant became a Dexys Midnight Runners fan. He went to their shows, always gave them name-checks in the press and even sent ...

Where's Your Head At, Adam Ant?

Interview by J. Kordosh, Creem, March 1983

THE ROOM WAS full of balloons. A bouquet of balloons, sold nowadays like helium-filled, high-tech clusters that cling to the ceiling. A bundle of mail ...

Eleganza: The Best-Dressed List

Column by John Mendelsohn, Creem, September 1983

THERE ARE absolutes in fashion. For instance, flare-legged trousers are absolutely more flattering to the vast majority of people than straight-legged trousers, since they make ...

Adam Ant: from Punk Reject to Prince Charming

Retrospective by Tom Hibbert, The History of Rock, 1984

AS THE '70s drew to a close, the British pop scene seemed distinctively lacking in glamour. Punk rock had made way for a ‘new wave’ ...

Adam & the Ants: Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Richard Cromelin, Los Angeles Times, 27 April 1984


Adam Ant: Sex Person Without A Cause

Interview by John Mendelsohn, Creem, May 1984

ADAM ANT materialized in the lobby of a West Hollywood hotel that employs a lot of very stupid Englishwomen and offered me his hand. ...

Adam Ant: "When everybody likes you, you're in real trouble… And I got in real trouble"

Interview by Tom Hibbert, Smash Hits, 13 September 1984

Adam Ant is back. Three years after 'Prince Charming', he's ready to face up to his mistakes. And he's still fighting with a new single, ...

Adam And The Ants: Where Are They Now?

Profile by Martin Aston, Q, September 1992

"DON'T WORRY – HE'LL soon be a hairdresser in North Finchley." So it was that, with Malcolm McLaren's unprophetic words as encouragement, the original Ants ...

Punk Venues: London Calling

Retrospective by Johnny Black, Q, July 1995

Summer, 1976. Punk, live punk, is about to explode in the capital. Tap rooms, Poly bars and sweaty clubs will host its unwashed greats. Johnny Black looks ...

Adam And The Ants: Stand And Deliver

Review by Chris Roberts, Uncut, December 2000

TRIPLE-CD box set honours Prince Charming man. ...

Adam Ant: White Line Nightmare

Retrospective and Interview by Phil Sutcliffe, Q, December 2000

THE BOY looked at Paul McCartney. "I saw him through a crack in the door, going up the stairs chatting with my mum," says Adam ...

Adam Ant: Adam And The Fall

Interview by Paul Lester, Daily Telegraph, 9 April 2005

STUART GODDARD is one of the most gifted – and most troubled – pop stars this country has ever produced. ...

Stand And Deliver by Adam Ant (Sidgwick & Jackson)

Book Review by Bob Stanley, The Times, 16 September 2006

STUART GODDARD attempted suicide, aged 21, in 1975. He woke up in Friern Barnet hospital and discharged himself. When he got home to his wife ...

Adam And the Ants: The Making Of 'Kings Of The Wild Frontier'

Retrospective and Interview by Nick Hasted, Uncut, May 2010

The 1980 manifesto, with two parts tribal drums, a pinch of twangy guitar, and plenty of punk attitude. "We had our sound!" ...

Adam Ant: Seawick Park, Clacton-on-Sea

Live Review by John Robb, Rock's Backpages, 9 October 2011

THERE HAVE BEEN a lot of comebacks recently, some great, some not so. They've ranged from the "oh not them again" to the more exciting ...

Adam & The Ants: Antbox

Review and Interview by Steve Pafford, MOJO, 17 July 2017

Long-promised 3-CD set of Antmusic: 20 chart singles from five record labels, key album and BBC session tracks, plus 24 unreleased demos and alternate takes, ...


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