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Adam and the Ants - Kings of the Wild Frontier [Original recording remastered & expanded] CD £4.99 + Free Delivery/Quidco/5% RAC @ Play
Adam and the Ants - Kings of the Wild Frontier [Original recording remastered & expanded] CD £4.99 + Free Delivery/Quidco/5% RAC @ Play

Adam and the Ants - Kings of the Wild Frontier [Original recording remastered & expanded] CD £4.99 + Free Delivery/Quidco/5% RAC @ Play

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Oh Adam, wobbly of voice and leather of trouser, how we love you and your piratey chanting Ants, and your interesting ideas about make-up. You have to be a very hard-hearted person not to fall for tunes as mad, as catchy, as ace as "Antmusic" on the first date. One of the most visual groups to come out of the New Wave movement after punk imploded, it's all vanity 'round our Adam's way. King's Of The Wild Frontier is a perfect slice of narcissistic pop, led by a real, proper pop star. Shame he went so bald and bonkers.
Dog Eat Dog
"Antmusic"
Feed Me To The Lions
Los Rancheros
Ants Invasion
Killer In The Home
Kings Of The Wild Frontier
The Magnificent Five
Don't Be Square (Be There)
Jolly Roger
Making History
The Human Beings
Antmusic (Unreleased Demo)
Los Rancheros (Demo Version)
The Human Beings (Unreleased Demo)
The Omlette From Outerspace (Early Version Of Ants Invasion)

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The Omlette From Outerspace, has to be worth buying for that alone :-D

Quality. Two drum kits, has anyone else done it before or since?

Trickyjabs;4432499

Quality. Two drum kits, has anyone else done it before or since?



Gary Glitter before, Sigue Sigue Sputnik after :-D

Scorching album - the only Antz album featuring the legendary Kevin Mooney - look out for 'Slang Teacher' and 'Come Back Friday' by his next band Wide Boy Awake, and 'Little Ghost' by MAX - his band after that. He's now one half of the Lavender Pill Mob, and indie label Le Coq Musique.

ElBuc;4432748

Gary Glitter before, Sigue Sigue Sputnik after :-D



Good call. I would've got The Gliiter Band but forgot about Sigue Sigue Sputnik, but then they're not hard to forget really. I think you could also add Showaddywaddy, Early Genesis, The Allman Brothers, King Crimson, The Doobie Brothers and The Grateful Dead to that list though.

Great album at a great price-even my trendy eldest son likes it!.

The link goes to Amazon not Play.....:thumbsup:

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Azzin;4433211

The link goes to Amazon not Play.....:thumbsup:



Ta. Fixed it:thumbsup:

ElBuc;4432748

Sigue Sigue Sputnik after :-D


Aye, but they needed 2 drummers because Ray's ****! Great drinking buddy though (if you can tolerate his Billy Idol man crush!)

Kevin Mooney GREAT BLOKE (HE SHOULD BE HE IS MY COUSIN) HEHEHE:whistling:

will i admit to buying this the first time round errrrrrrrr no lol

voted hot

This was the 1st album I bought...From Woolies I think.

Cool -:)

scottscotland;4433559

will i admit to buying this the first time round errrrrrrrr no lol



"Ridicule is nothing to be scared of" :lol:

This is what KLF are about, also known as The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu, furthermore known as The JAMs, most recently known as The K Foundation, but in the guise known as The Timelords, Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty sampled the 'Glitter beat' from "Rock and Roll (Part Two)" (as well as "Blockbuster!" by Sweet, & "Let's Get Together Tonite" by Steve Walsh) to create "Doctorin' the Tardis".

When performed "live" on BBC 1's "Top of the Pops" during their assault to reach the top of the hit parade for one week in 1988 there were two drummers on stage.

I wouldn't write Mr Goddard out of new wave/post-punk/pop just yet, whether this be in a rumoured (or, perhaps desired) collaboration with Kaiser Chiefs, re-re-releases of his initial album recordings celebrating their 30th anniversary this year, or with his own new compositions set for public airing later in 2009.

The 2008 Q Awards (6 October last year) also recognised his achievements to date with the presentation of their "Q Icon" award (succeeding the previous winner, Sir Paul McCartney!).

[ adam-ant.net/qaw…tml ]

BFN,

fp.

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As ever
Thanks fanpages

andywedge;4435925

As everThanks fanpages





I met Adam (and Marco Pirroni) in the HMV Megastore in Manchester in April 1995 during the promotion of the "Wonderful" album. If I recall correctly, he sang & Marco played (guitar) on four acoustic tracks "1969 Again", "Gotta Be A Sin", "Alien", and the title track from the album.

Very pleasant to speak to (well, he & Marco both); albeit Adam was looking very tired, pale & drawn at the time.

Even if he is not back on full form, all of his past recordings reflect a true music genius!

...and also a very savvy financial approach to his image with respect to, if the reports are true, the copyrighting of the white stripe across his nose & subsequent legal action against any media form that published an image of him without his permission.

One of life's great entertainers. Long may he continue.

BFN,

fp.

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As ever
Thanks fanpages

ElBuc;4432748

Gary Glitter before, Sigue Sigue Sputnik after :-D



RedOnRed;4433077

Good call. I would've got The Gliiter Band but forgot about Sigue Sigue … Good call. I would've got The Gliiter Band but forgot about Sigue Sigue Sputnik, but then they're not hard to forget really. I think you could also add Showaddywaddy, Early Genesis, The Allman Brothers, King Crimson, The Doobie Brothers and The Grateful Dead to that list though.



Wow, top drum knowledge fella! :thumbsup:

ElBuc;4432748

Gary Glitter before, Sigue Sigue Sputnik after :-D



And my uncle was one of those drummers in the Gliiter Band
Slipknot sort have upto 3 drummers

FUZZCHOPZ;4436764

And my uncle was one of those drummers in the Gliiter BandSlipknot sort … And my uncle was one of those drummers in the Gliiter BandSlipknot sort have upto 3 drummers



You've got the cutest angel face ;-)

Nice to hear that Adam got a Q Lifetime Achievement Award, haven't bought Q for years :oops:

It's a shame a lot of people dismiss Adam as "pantomime pop" but his visuals and music made a huge impact on me from a young age. He and Marco wrote some fabulous songs (and B sides). He was my first major crush too. In my opinion he's an icon in the same league as the Dame (Bowie).

I also met Adam and Marco during promotion for "Wonderful" in Tower Records, Glasgow. I was sinfully skint and went along with a mate. Nothing on me but a scrap of paper, hoping Adam wouldn't read was was overleaf.

It had a shopping list and a crudely drawn Creme Egg chick with "Happy Easter Ya Bass" on the back which I'd drawn when I'd went for a coffee earlier for a laugh (can't remember why). It wasn't a message for Adam. Yes, he did see it, to his credit he just chuckled. Marco gave me a death stare.

Sorry Adam :cry: (Eternally ashamed).

louiselouise;4440884

Nice to hear that Adam got a Q Lifetime Achievement Award, haven't bought … Nice to hear that Adam got a Q Lifetime Achievement Award, haven't bought Q for years :oops:It's a shame a lot of people see Adam as "pantomime pop" but his visuals and music made a huge impact on me from a young age. He and Marco wrote some fabulous songs (and B sides). He was my first major crush too. In my opinion he's an icon in the same league as the Dame (Bowie).I also met Adam and Marco during promotion for "Wonderful" in Tower Records, Glasgow. I was sinfully skint and went along with a mate. Nothing on me but a scrap of paper, hoping Adam wouldn't read was was overleaf.It had a shopping list and a crudely drawn Creme Egg chick with "Happy Easter Ya Bass" on the back which I'd drawn when I'd went for a coffee earlier for a laugh (can't remember why). It wasn't a message for Adam. Yes, he did see it, to his credit he just chuckled. Marco gave me a death stare.Sorry Adam :cry: (Eternally ashamed).



Great story! Thanks for sharing it.

I took along the inlay from a 4-track promo sampler CD for the "Wonderful" album & bought a copy of the full album whilst in HMV. I still have both; they are signed in black ink (to me) prominently from both Adam & Marco.

...Favourite tracks or albums anyone?

I have a soft spot for "Desperate But Not Serious" musically but the promotional video for "Goody Two Shoes" visually (and not just because of Caroline Munro in the video... well, not just for her being there, but it helps... a lot!). But there are so many stand-out tracks for varying reasons it is incredibly hard to pick just one or two from the huge back-catalogue of his career.

(Talking of visual output... of course Adam was a pioneer of the promotional video format, but his later work, especially the videos for "Wonderful" & "Beautiful Dream" were some of his best... it showed that he didn't need the flash over-the-top production, costumes, and masses of extras on set, he could put across the message of his lyrics just as himself)

I also like the "Vive Le Rock" album. I played that to near-literal destruction in the radio cassette machine (remember then?) in my first car. Fantastic 'driving' music. The car didn't go fast or in a straight line when drumming on the steering wheel, but it didn't matter with "Miss Thing", "Apollo 9", and the "Mohair Lockeroom Pin-Up Boys" to keep me company

...but you're right, there are very few 'characters' in popular music these days. Too many 'manufactured' artists and waves of similarly sounding bands with interchangeable hairstyles & fashion sense.

Adam, and his various line-ups of Ants (& Antz) made a real impression on me too from a very young age.

For a few years I only ever had two vinyl LPs... "Prince Charming" was one, and Blondie's "Parallel Lines" was the other.

Happy days. Without the Fonz! (Thank goodness).

(If you think Adam’s appearance above makes you now feel old [assuming the devil has not already taken your stereo & your record collection], check out current photos of Henry Wrinkle-r. Eeek!).

Y’know... I wouldn’t mind seeing Adam tour again… probably just “intimate” venues, either as an acoustic set or with a full backing band (or both) if his health was up to it. I'll start a petition now.

Anybody with me…?

BFN,

fp.

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Fave tracks FP???

Hmm, let me think
DWWS - Cleopatra an Zerox
KOTWF - Dog Eat Dog, KOTWF, Ants Invasion, Antmusic (the whole album almost actually)
PC - S.E.X , Prince Charming
FOF - Man Called Marco, Friend or Foe
STRIP - Puss In Boots, Playboy

That's about it. Never heard Wonderful.

Adam and Marco doing accoustic in a cellar bar whilst I could still smoke a fag would be something wouldn't it?

I enjoyed reading Adam's account of the day at the Q Awards. Thanks again, fanpages. adam-ant.net/ada…tml He looks good and has that megawatt smile still.

I've got the Decca demos (dontcha just love the internet), I really liked some of his old Antz stuff. "Bathroom Function" and "Hampstead" are my favourites out of that collection. Got some old Antz gigs on mp3 on an older computer too.

My father had a very worried conversation with mum when I asked for Dirk Wears White Sox and he saw the lyrics (I was 10, and no, I didn't have a clue til years later anyway!).

Love *nearly* all of his albums. Strip got mauled on its release (I remember a shop assistant in Boots giving me funny looks when I bought the album with the risque poster!) but it's brilliant. Vive Le Rock has a few good tracks but it's not a favourite of mine.

Just don't mention Manners And Physique. It stunk. Even if he did get to make a video with Sara Stockbridge One of the b-sides, "Bruce Lee", is good, though. The cd single of Room At The Top was one of my first cds ever.

I get a bit carried away reminiscing..:p

PS: Yes, fanpages, I'd love to see Adam live *properly*! I was a bit too young to see him in his heyday. I was all set to see him on the now-infamous Here And Now tour before things went awry.
PPS: I nearly fainted when I saw Adam's ex, the divine Amanda Donohoe, on Emmerdale recently. She's far, far too good for that slop.

Great album, but not worth a fiver at today's prices.

GeorgyBoy;4442777

Great album, but not worth a fiver at today's prices.



But worth £5,000 at today's standards!

Heh, Kings Of The Wild Frontier was the first record I ever bought.
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