Adam & The Ants Meet The Ants UK vinyl LP album (LP record) ()
ADAM & THE ANTS Meet The Ants ( UK limited edition track vinyl LP, offering a fascinating glimpse into the world of the early pre-fame Ants when they . View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of Meet The Ants on Discogs. Adam And The Ants - Meet The Ants. Adam And The Ants - Meet The Ants. Original Release Date. Release Information. UK LP (Dunnit - ANTS1) .
Kings of the Wild Frontier[ edit ] Main article: Pirroni would become an influential member of the group, co-writing all of their new songs with Adam Ant. The following month, the by-then recruited full band recorded the single " Kings of the Wild Frontier " for prospective record companies. Without label support, the band carried out a major UK "Ants Invasion" tour, at the end of which, they signed a major label deal with CBS Records and began recording Kings of the Wild Frontierhaving first rush-released the title track as a single.
Adam And The Ants - Meet The Ants
That album was a hit in the United Kingdom and put the band at the forefront of the New Romantic movement. The album reached No. In addition, "Antmusic" made it to No. Decca and Do It Records both repromoted all of the band's previous output to cash in on the success of the album and its satellite singles.
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Bassist Kevin Mooney left the band inand was replaced with Gary Tibbswho joined just in time to promote the hit single " Stand and Deliver ". The band had two United Kingdom No. The two Jubilee soundtrack songs were reissued in February as a 7-inch single with "Deutscher Girls" as the A-side, reaching No. Newspaper articles at the time offered various explanations for the motivations behind the split.Adam and the Ants - Dirk Wears White Socks
Initially Adam was quoted as saying that the split was amicable, but later he was to say that "the interest just wasn't there any more. It might have been Adam and the Ants on the billboards but not on stage". In addition, it is said that Pirroni quit as he was tired of touring.
Adam And The Ants - Discography
Some copies of the single are credited to Adam and the Ants, but only Ant and Pirroni from the band feature, plus also Merrick on the UK single mix the US release used the album recording, featuring Bogdan Wiczling from Ant's new live backing band.
Post break-up activity[ edit ] Antbox, a retrospective box set spanning Ant's career from the late s through the s, was released in The box set included 66 tracks on three CDs, and quickly sold the initial 10, units. Inthe Antbox set was re-released in a different form with the same tracks and sold once again with success.
His partnership with Pirroni would continue until the two fell out in March During the s, Pirroni was a member of The Wolfmen with Ant's bassist Chris Constantinou ; together they released two albums. Hughes has also released two solo albums.
Formed: London, England, UK
He and Tibbs formed the short-lived duo Merrick and Tibbs, which released one single in the early s. The trio later formed Chiefs of Relief and released an album on Sire Records by which point only Ashman remained.
The Monochrome Set, featuring Warren and Square, have released fourteen albums to date. Legacy[ edit ] Adam and the Ants have inspired several artists that have emerged since the band's short career, including Nine Inch Nails. Eyebrows were raised when the band were invited to join the Children's Royal Variety Show. They accepted, and any last shred of punk credibility was well-and-truly scrapped as they rubbed shoulders with arseholes like Rod Hull and Princess Margaret.
As Kevin Mooney later explained to Antlibonline: A couple of weeks before then a lot of the original fans, who had followed the band through two tours or more, they started throwing rocks at our bus. It just went too commercial, in my opinion. Commercial in the wrong direction. Not that I'm against that, but I want to be in a rock band! When it came down to doing a gig, if one did go well then we felt really fucking good, it was nice.
But once a tour comes to an end The end of the first Adam and the Ants tour was really strange, because it's like, "We're not playing tomorrow, what do we do now? Terry didn't give a fuck, Chris was a hippy anyway, Marco and Adam were a unit I was glad to leave the band and I'm sure they were glad for me to be gone! They seemed bound for years of chart glory when the comparatively weak Prince Charming spawned two formulaic monster hits - the brilliant Stand And Deliver and the annoying title track - but cracks started to show when the excruciatingly bad Ant Rap made reviewers wee themselves with laughter, and Adam decided to promote the LP with an overblown concept tour, The Prince Charming Revue.
Adam Ant, Smash Hits, 14th October Prince Charming was an idea that really should have stayed in the context of two videos and had done with it. The revue was very ambitious: I think 'Prince Charming' is a good album but in fact it was the result of a compete with Queen.
It was everyone in Air Studios for eight weeks with Macca Paul McCartney up one end and Pete Townshend down the other and the attitude was "Let's have another album, boys.
Really the production side was starting to take over.
Every time I went into the studio it was like going into the cockpit of a Jumbo jet - there was always more equipment there. The sound on 'Prince Charming' was weak. It therefore came as no surprise that the ever-ambitious Ant jettisoned all of his fellow Ants apart from song writing partner Pirroni and sank into the doldrums via dull solo albums such as 'Friend or Foe' CBS Records and 'Strip' CBS Records and a piss-poor acting career.
Click on image on left to see full article. Ants in the media. The Flexipop image is courtesy of The Gary Cianciosi Collection Ant was, like Mark Bolan before him, a scene stalwart who fought hard to make it to the top but, once there, couldn't sustain it.