Adam And The Ants

Adam And The Ants

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Adam and the Ants were an English new wave band active during the late 1970s and early 1980s. The group, which lasted from 1977 to 1982, existed in two incarnations, both fronted by Adam Ant. The first, founded in May 1977, achieved considerable cult popularity during the transition from the punk rock era to the post-punk and new wave era and were noted for their high camp and overtly sexualised stage performances and songs. The final lineup of this first incarnation – Dave Barbarossa, Matthew Ashman and Leigh Gorman – left the band in January 1980 at the suggestion of then-de facto manager Malcolm McLaren, to form the instrumentalist personnel of the controversial Bow Wow Wow.

The second incarnation of Adam and the Ants featured guitarist Marco Pirroni and drummer-producer Chris Hughes and was noted for its use of Burundi drums. It lasted from February 1980 to March 1982 and achieved major commercial success in the UK and abroad.

Marco continued to collaborate with Adam throughout his solo career, until shorty after his comeback in 2010.
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Adam And The Ants Discography

Albums

RIDE 3 Adam And The Ants Dirk Wears White Sox (Album) Do It Records RIDE 3 UK 1979 Sell This Version
CBS 84549 Adam And The Ants Kings Of The Wild Frontier (Album) CBS CBS 84549 Yugoslavia 1980 Sell This Version
CBS 85268 Adam And The Ants Prince Charming (Album) CBS CBS 85268 Israel 1981 Sell This Version
SFRLP 115 Adam & The Ants* Peel Sessions (Comp, Album) Dutch East India Trading SFRLP 115 UK 1990 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

PF-13 803 F Adam And The Ants Young Parisians (Single) Decca PF-13 803 F Portugal 1978 Sell This Version
DUN 8 Adam And The Ants Zerox (Single) Do It Records DUN 8 UK 1979 Sell This Version
DUN 10 Adam And The Ants Cartrouble (Single) Do It Records DUN 10 UK 1980 Sell This Version
S CBS 9352 Adam And The Ants Antmusic (Single) CBS, CBS S CBS 9352 UK 1980 Sell This Version
CBS 9039 Adam And The Ants Dog Eat Dog (Single) CBS, CBS CBS 9039 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
S CBS 8877 Adam And The Ants Kings Of The Wild Frontier (Single) CBS, CBS S CBS 8877 UK 1980 Sell This Version
19-02042 Adam And The Ants Don't Be Square (Be There)(7", S/Sided, Promo) Epic 19-02042 US 1980 Sell This Version
AS 973 Adam And The Ants Los Rancheros / Physical (You're So)(12", Promo) Epic AS 973 US 1980 Sell This Version
CBS A1408 Adam And The Ants Prince Charming (Single) CBS, CBS CBS A1408 UK 1981 Sell This Version
flexipop 004 Adam And The Ants A.N.T.S. Flexipop flexipop 004 UK 1981 Sell This Version
none The Clash, Adam And The Ants The Clash, Adam And The Ants - The Magnificent Seven = Los Siete Magníficos / Dog Eat Dog (Maxi) CBS none Spain 1981 Sell This Version
CBSA 1065, CBS A1065 Adam And The Ants Stand & Deliver! (Single, Maxi) CBS CBSA 1065, CBS A1065 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
CBSA 1738, A 1738 Adam And The Ants Ant Rap (Single) CBS CBSA 1738, A 1738 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
AE7 1230 Adam And The Ants, The Boomtown Rats, The Romantics, Sorrows Adam And The Ants, The Boomtown Rats, The Romantics, Sorrows - Dog Eat Dog / The Elephant Graveyard / 21 And Over / Christabelle(7", EP, Promo) CBS AE7 1230 US 1981 Sell This Version
QY・3P-90033 Adam And The Ants Finest Music Quality 45 Special Vol.4(12", Promo) Epic QY・3P-90033 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
AS 1331 Adam And The Ants That Voodoo / Picasso Visita El Planeta De Los Simios / Scorpios / Mile High Club / Ant Rap(12", EP, Promo) Epic AS 1331 US 1981 Sell This Version
DUNX 20 Adam And The Ants Antmusic EP (EP, Single) Do It Records DUNX 20 UK 1982 Sell This Version
A11 2367 Adam And The Ants Goody Two Shoes (Single) CBS A11 2367 UK 1982 Sell This Version
7DM 0045 Adam And The Ants Deutscher Girls (Single) EG, Polydor 7DM 0045 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
AS 5000 625, 2002 121 The Original Adam & The Ants* / Junior (2) The Original Adam & The Ants* / Junior (2) - Deutscher Girls / Mama Used To Say(7", Single, Promo) EG, Polydor AS 5000 625, 2002 121 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
651082 7 Adam And The Ants Four Play Volume Twelve(7") CBS 651082 7 Australia 1988 Sell This Version

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badbadleroybrown

badbadleroybrown

January 20, 2015
Correct. You can get the full story in Adam Ant's autobiography - it's a cracking read. Another titbit is that Adam 'dated' Vanity from the Prince vehicle on Paisley Park, Vanity 6. When Prince encountered Vanity with Adam at some show he wasn't best pleased, with a combination of what Adam called professional and personal jealousy!
junkmale

junkmale

September 13, 2014
The story I heard was that a teenage Stuart Goddard (aka Adam) was somewhat starstruck by the presence of McLaren, who promised to make The Ants "the next big thing" as he had the Pistols.
Instead McLaren went off with Adam's guitarist and teamed them up with Annabella Lwin to form BowWowWow, leaving Adam stood there with just the name of his band.
Adam then met Marco Pirroni and reformed & reshaped the band, going on to achieve commercial success with the new look & new sound

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