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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: 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: 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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