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ADAM ANT: RIP DOWN

Adam Ant 7Welcome to Balladeer’s Blog’s next-to-last shoutout to Adam Ant aka Stuart Leslie Goddard. Just one more time after this and then I’ll move on to someone else.

Previously I’ve taken a look at Adam’s hit songs Goody Two Shoes, Vive Le Rock, Gotta Be A Sin, Miss Thing, Room at the Top and Made of Money plus his cover of the Doors hit Hello, I Love You

This time around the featured song is Rip Down which – along with The Mohair Locker Room Pinup Boys – was often lumped into that VERY short-lived rock subgenre called Cabaret Rock here in the U.S.

Here it is:

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ADAM ANT: MADE OF MONEY

Adam Ant made of moneyJust a couple more shout-outs to Adam Ant – Stuart Leslie Goddard – then I’ll move on to another person. Previously I took a look at his songs Goody Two Shoes, Vive Le Rock, Gotta Be A Sin, Miss Thing and Room at the Top along with his cover of the Doors song Hello, I Love You.

Here is another great example regarding Adam’s eclectic style.

It’s Made of Money.

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ADAM ANT: ROOM AT THE TOP

Adam Ant 6Adam Ant is STILL not dead! Hence another episode of Give Them A Shoutout Before They’re Dead!

Previously Balladeer’s Blog’s shoutouts to Stuart Leslie Goddard/ Adam Ant featured his hit songs Goody Two Shoes, Vive Le Rock, Gotta Be A Sin and Miss Thing as well as his cover of the Doors’ song Hello, I Love You.

Here’s Room At The Top, complete with the video in which Adam once again earned his reputation as “the only white man in the world who knows how to MOVE!”

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ADAM ANT: MISS THING

Adam Ant 5Time once again for a Balladeer’s Blog shoutout to the neglected Adam Ant (Stuart Leslie Goddard).

Previously I’ve posted items regarding Adam’s hit songs Goody Two Shoes, Vive Le Rock and Gotta Be A Sin in addition to his cover of the Doors’ hit Hello, I Love You.

Adam Ant was far more than than just the lead singer. He co-wrote the songs – most notably with Marco Pirroni – and played bass guitar as well as acoustic guitar.

Hell, he even played the harmonica.

This time around it’s the shagadelic song Miss Thing.

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ADAM ANT’S VERSION OF HELLO, I LOVE YOU

Adam Ant 4“Adam Ant IS Roy Thinnes in Jared Martin: A One-Man Show.”

… Had to be said.

At any rate Adam Ant (Stuart Leslie Goddard) is still the current subject in Balladeer’s Blog’s “Give Them A Shoutout Before They’re Dead” category.

The link below is to Adam’s version of the Doors’ hit Hello, I Love You.

Hopefully you’ll enjoy it!

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ADAM ANT: VIVE LE ROCK

Adam Ant 3“UP AND AT ‘EM, ADAM ANT!” … Had to be said. Balladeer’s Blog continues with its “Give Them A Shoutout Before They’re Dead” policy with another quick treat from the neglected Adam Ant (Stuart Leslie Goddard).

So, enjoy Eine Kleine Antmusic. Well, no, it’s not Adam’s hit Antmusic but I’ve been dying to use that lame joke ever since last week’s blog post Goody Two Shoes

Anyway, it’s the Adam Ant song Vive Le Rock:

 

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ADAM ANT: GOODY TWO-SHOES

Adam AntSince we just passed the one year anniversary of the death of Prince a few readers emailed me to mention it. Some even asked the time-honored question about why we wait until people are dead to give them a shoutout.

So I figured I would do a shoutout to an often neglected Prince-like figure from the past: Adam Ant – real name Stuart Leslie Goddard. From his first appearance in the surreal Punk film Jubilee in the late 70s up to the early 1990s this interesting figure turned out some pretty memorable music and videos. He has since produced a few unique stage presentations, too. 

Adam Ant 2Adam Ant is a prime example of the bittersweet connection between creativity and insanity. Unlike many other  entertainers  who engage in long battles against various addictions Ant’s major vice was his own periodic madness. And I don’t say that as an insult, but as a very odd compliment. (And I know about his stays in a few mental hospitals and his being diagnosed as bi-polar. I repeat – I’m not insulting him. I’m sincerely complimenting him.)

Anyway, thinking about Mr Goddard’s  comparative – I repeat – COMPARATIVE – tendency to get highs from his own creativity rather than booze and such put me in mind of Goody Two-Shoes. When you consider the presence in this video of British Scream Queen (and all-around goddess) Caroline Munro aka Stella Star then this song was a no-brainer. 

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