Adam Ant ‎– Manners & Physique

MCA Records ‎– MCAD-6315
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1 Room At The Top
Lyrics By [Words] – André Cymone
2 Rough Stuff
Backing Vocals – Melanie Andrews
3 If You Keep On
Lyrics By [Words], Music By – Kevin Rowland
4 Manners & Physique 3:29
5 Can't Set Rules About Love
Backing Vocals – Melanie Andrews
6 U.S.S.A. 4:25
7 Bright Lights Black Leather 5:22
8 Piccadilly
Lyrics By [Words] – André Cymone
9 Young, Dumb And Full Of It 3:31
10 Anger Inc. 4:35

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Recorded at O'Henry Studio, Los Angeles, CA - Spring 1989.
Mixed at Summa Studios, Hollywood, CA.
Mastered at Future Disc Systems, Hollywood, CA.

This album is dedicated to my dear friend Ann Marie Dollard (1956-1988).

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  • Barcode: 0 76732-6315-2 0

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MCAC-6315 Adam Ant Manners & Physique(Cass, Album) MCA Records MCAC-6315 Indonesia 1989 Sell This Version
MCAD-6315 Adam Ant Manners & Physique(CD, Album) MCA Records MCAD-6315 US 1989 Sell This Version
MCAD-6315 Adam Ant Manners & Physique(LP, Album) MCA Music Entertainment de México S.A. de C.V. MCAD-6315 Mexico 1989 Sell This Version
DMCG 6068 Adam Ant Manners & Physique(CD, Album) MCA Records DMCG 6068 UK 1990 Sell This Version
MCAC-6315 Adam Ant Manners & Physique(Cass, Album) MCA Records MCAC-6315 US 1990 Sell This Version


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July 20, 2009
In the ten years or so between Adam Ant writing songs with oblique and sometimes disturbing subject matter as found on Dirk Wears White Sox and him releasing Manners & Physique, the transition is startling. Apart from the still to be officially released Persuasion, Manners & Physique is the forgotten Adam Ant solo album. Highly polished and synthesized, the sound and production values are a far cry from the new wave post punk guitars as heard on Dirk or the Marco Pirroni driven spaghetti twang and double drums synonymous with Adam & The Ants' two hit albums. By the time Manners & Physique was released, both mainstream and counter cultural pop had moved on in a myriad of directions, but as ever, Adam Ant could never be accused of chasing musical fashions even if he was working outside of both his comfort zone and the tastes of the majority of his followers. This album didn't enjoy a sustained shelf life but any open minded neutral listener will be surprised at the quality of the pop music on offer, which if you permeate the high gloss sheen, you will find some evidence and echoes of the indiosyncrasies that made Adam Ant a cult hero and mainstream star in the first place.