Balladeer’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.
Just 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.
Balladeer’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: