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ADAM ANT: DESPERATE BUT NOT SERIOUS … AND A DANDY IN THE UNDERWORLD

Adam Ant highwaymanBalladeer’s Blog’s opening subject for my new “Give Them A Shoutout Before They’re Dead” category comes to a close. This is the last go ’round for Adam Ant (Stuart Leslie Goddard) so I made it a Double Feature.

First up, it’s Desperate But Not Serious, which is not only a very catchy song but also gets featured in an accompanying music video … from the 1980s. Even if you had no idea about ANYTHING that happened in the 1980s you would STILL be able to guess it was a 1980s music video. 

Then, wrapping things up, is Adam’s cover of A Dandy in the Underworld, done in honor of one of his idols: Marc Bolan from T-Rex.

Here they are! Next time around I’ll focus on a different figure or group.

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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: GOTTA BE A SIN

Adam Ant tuxedoBalladeer’s Blog once again focuses on Adam Ant (Stuart Leslie Goddard), the subject of my new “Give Them A Shoutout Before They’re Dead” feature.

Previously I presented looks at the Adam Ant hits Goody Two Shoes and Vive Le Rock plus Adam’s cover of the Doors’ Hello, I Love You. This time around it’s Gotta Be A Sin. The song is terrific and the video – which was made years before the film The Matrix – features multiple versions of  what you could call a blonde prototype for Trinity, sunglasses and all.  

Adam’s performance in the video makes me wonder what he would have been like in a stage version of Cabaret in the Joel Grey role. Or in a very dark musical version of A Clockwork Orange.

Have a look and a listen:

 

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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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