Kings of the Wild Frontier - The Adventures of Adam and the Ants
Adam and the Ants was formed in 1977, after Adam Ant witnessed the birth of punk at the Sex Pistols' first ever gig. Beginning as a punk band that sang about fetishism and Nazis while wearing leather and S&M gear, Adam and the Ants found it difficult to achieve credibility both in punk circles or in the mainstream.
To rectify this, Ant went to Malcolm McLaren for advice and it was during this time that the band perfected its unique 'Burundi beat' style with a two drummer line-up and began writing enduring songs such as Antmusic, Kings of the Wild Frontier, Prince Charming and Stand and Deliver. Although, not before McLaren had stolen his entire band and left Ant to pick up the pieces.
Along with the new line up and sound, Adam and the Ants also adopted a new look that spawned the New Romantic movement, despite not acknowledging being a part of the movement itself.
Despite having number one singles and albums, Ant disbanded Adam and the Ants at the peak of the their fame and embarked on a solo career. But, that's a story for another time.
For now, enjoy the ups and downs and multiple line up changes of Adam and the Ants, and be sure to subscribe to get part two soon which focusses on Adam Ant's solo career.
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