Showing posts with label Adam Ant. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Adam Ant. Show all posts

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Desperate but not serious - Adam Ant

After Adam & the Ants split, Adam Ant went solo, taking his song writing partner Pirroni with him. His biggest chart success was hit first solo album 'Friend or foe', which included the hits 'Goody two shoes', 'Friend or foe' and this single, 'Desperate but not serious'. Although it was not a hit in Europe, this single reached number 33 in the UK singles chart.

This Dutch pressing of the single is housed in a gatefold sleeve. Gatefold sleeves were very rare in the Netherlands, more so than in the UK around this time.

My collection: 7" single no. 4018
Found: Vinylfabriek, Haaksbergen, September 14, 2009
Cost: 1 euro
Tracks: 'Desperate but not serious' / 'Why do girls love horses?'

Monday, 11 May 2009

Prince Charming - Adam and the Ants

In November 1981, Adam & the Ants released their third album, the highly successful 'Prince Charming'. The band had two UK number 1 singles. 'Stand and deliver' was the number 1 single in the UK for 5 weeks in May 1981, followed by 'Prince Charming', which topped the UK charts for 4 weeks in September 1981.

'Prince Charming' was released in a beautiful gatefold sleeve, which was even released on the European continent - which in itself was a rarity. I was always jealous of the copy my sister had since right when it was released, so I was really relieved when I finally bought my own copy a few years later.

My collection: 7" single no. 384
Found: Disco Market, Den Haag, 1985
Cost: 2 guilders
Tracks: 'Prince Charming' / 'Christian D'Or'

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

Can't set rules about love - Adam Ant

Adam Ant was one of the big names of the Eighties. That statement alone says a lot about how he was perceived by the general public circa 1990: almost forgotten. After having been out of the charts since 1985, he had a brief comeback with 'Room at the top', which reached number 13 in the UK singles chart in 1990. The next single was 'Can't set rules about love', which peaked at number 47.

I didn't hear this song until three years later, when I got my hands on a promotional instore video of various artists. I wasn't impressed by the video, but the song was nice enough. I spent several years trying to find the single.

My collection: 7" single no. 2868
Found: Record fair, Utrecht, 1997
Cost: 3 guilders
Tracks: 'Can't set rules about love' / 'How to steal the world'

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