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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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FOOD OF THE GODS (1976)

Food of the Gods 2THE FOOD OF THE GODS was very loosely based on part of H.G. Wells’ novel of the same name. It was directed by Bert I Gordon, “Mr B.I.G.” himself. Gordon’s Village of the Giants, about a gang of giant-sized teenagers, was likewise loosely based on an often-forgotten section of that novel.

This movie starred Marjoe Gortner, the child evangelist turned B-movie legend, as football star Morgan (no fuller name given), who travels to a remote Canadian island for a vacation. Unfortunately, thanks to a very embarrassed- looking Ida Lupino, her farm animals plus other wild life have begun eating “the Food of the Gods”, a white substance from deep in the Earth. That food has caused various forms of animal and insect life to grow to enormous size, setting up the usual rampage scenes from Bert I Gordon films.   Continue reading

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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: 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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