There are few 80’s music icons that can come close to the uniqueness of Adam Ant.
With dual drum kits (known as ‘the burundi beat’), the wailing guitars, huge sing’a’long choruses and the face paint, Adam was famous in the early 80’s equally for his costumed characters and memorable videos as he was for his music.
Within only a few years Ant had chalked up a string of huge hits. His 1980 album ‘Kings Of The Wild Frontier’ stayed atop the UK charts for 12 weeks and yielded three Top 5 hits. Antmusic held the Number #1 position in Australia for 5 weeks. More hits followed in 81/82 with a trio of chart toppers ‘Stand and Deliver’, ‘Prince Charming’ and ‘Goody Two Shoes’.
After a hiatus of decades, Adam was back in Australia with his ‘The Good, The Mad And The Lovely Posse’ Tour tearing up venues around country.
I was lucky enough to catch him at the Enmore, where my 50mm 1.8 came in very handy.