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Adam and the Ants


Adam and The Ants were a British rock 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.

  • also known as Adam & The Ants
  • members:
  • genres: New Wave, Punk rock, Glam punk, New Romanticism, Gothic rock, Post-punk
  • albums: "Young Parisians", "Zerox", "Antmusic", "Cartrouble", "Kings of the Wild Frontier", "Ant Rap", "Prince Charming", "Deutscher Girls", "The B Sides", "Dirk Wears White Sox", "The Very Best of Adam and the Ants", "Antbox", "Stand and Deliver: The Very Best of Adam and The Ants", "The Collection", "The Peel Sessions", "Stand and Deliver", "Dog Eat Dog", "Live at the BBC: Complete Radio One Recordings", "Dandy Highwaymen: The Best of Adam and The Ants", "1978-01-12: Marquee Club, London, UK"
  • some of the nominations and awards:
      • nominated to Grammy Award for Best New Artist
      • nominated to Brit Award for British Group
      • nominated to Brit Award for MasterCard British Album of the Year - "Kings of the Wild Frontier"
      • Brit Award for MasterCard British Album of the Year - "Kings of the Wild Frontier"
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Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Popular Music (2011)

by Colin Larkin

FURTHER READING: Adam And The Ants, Mike West. Adam And The Ants, Chris Welch. Adam And The Ants, Fred and Judy Vermorel. Adam Ant Tribal Rock Special, Martha Rodriguez (design). The Official Adam Ant Story, James Maw.

Google previewLexicon Devil (2002)

The Fast Times and Short Life of Darby Crash and the Germs by Brendan Mullen, Don Bolles, Adam Parfrey

” DON GARSTANG Adam and the Ants made a big impression on him.

Google previewThe UK to USA Dictionary (2012)

British English Vs. American English by Claudine Dervaes, John Hunter

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Music in the 20th Century (2014)

by Lol Henderson, Lee Stacey

Popmanager and singerMcLaren found success during the late 1970s PUNKera managing bands such as the New York Dolls, theSEX PISTOLS, andlater Adam and the Ants. Best known as a businessman, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Recorded Sound (2004)

by Frank Hoffmann

Key actsincluded ABC, Adam and the Ants, Culture Club,Duran Duran, SpandauBallet, and the Thompson Twins. The movementhad lost its momentumby the mid1980s, however,due to competition from a widearray of postpunk stylesas well ...

Google previewThe Visual Dictionary of Fashion Design (2007)

by Gavin Ambrose, Paul Harris

The use of modern stretch fabrics saw jodhpurs adapted for fashion in the 1980s, and they were worn by New Romantic bands such as Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Adam and the Ants and Simple Minds. + + The placement of images side by ...

Google previewDr Johnson's Dictionary of Modern Life (2010)

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