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

Adam And The Ants Dirk Wears White Sox (Album) Do It Records UK 1979 Sell This Version
Adam And The Ants Kings Of The Wild Frontier (Album) CBS Yugoslavia 1980 Sell This Version
Adam And The Ants Prince Charming (Album) CBS Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
Adam & The Ants* Peel Sessions (Album, Comp) Strange Fruit UK 1990 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Adam And The Ants Young Parisians (Single) Decca Portugal 1978 Sell This Version
Adam And The Ants Zerox (Single) Do It Records UK 1979 Sell This Version
Adam & The Ants* Cartrouble (Single) Do It Records UK 1980 Sell This Version
Adam & The Ants* Antmusic (Single) CBS, CBS UK 1980 Sell This Version
Adam And The Ants Dog Eat Dog (Single) CBS, CBS Italy 1980 Sell This Version
Adam And The Ants Kings Of The Wild Frontier (Single) CBS, CBS UK 1980 Sell This Version
AS906 Adam And The Ants Dog Eat Dog / Kings Of The Wild Frontier / Antmusic(12", Maxi, Promo) Epic AS906 US 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
Adam And The Ants Prince Charming (Single) CBS, CBS UK 1981 Sell This Version
Adam And The Ants A.N.T.S. Flexipop UK 1981 Sell This Version
The Clash / Adam And The Ants The Clash / Adam And The Ants - The Magnificent Seven = Los Siete Magníficos / Dog Eat Dog (Maxi) CBS Spain 1981 Sell This Version
Adam And The Ants Stand & Deliver! (Single, Maxi) CBS Europe 1981 Sell This Version
Adam And The Ants Ant Rap (Single) CBS UK 1981 Sell This Version
SHOL 3216 A Adam And The Ants Prince Charming(Flexi, 7", S/Sided, Ltd) Rennbahn Express SHOL 3216 A Austria 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
Adam And The Ants Antmusic EP (EP, Single) Do It Records UK 1982 Sell This Version
Adam And The Ants Goody Two Shoes (Single) CBS UK 1982 Sell This Version
The Original Adam & The Ants* Deutscher Girls (Single) EG, Polydor Japan 1982 Sell This Version
AS 5000 625 Adam And The Ants / Junior (2) Adam And The Ants / Junior (2) - Deutscher Girls / Mama Used To Say(7", Single, Promo) EG, Mercury AS 5000 625 Italy 1982 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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