Monthly Archives: February 2016

A Wild Nobility

At the time the diversity of music available through mainstream media didn’t strike me as anything special.  But now, looking at the mediocrity of what’s generally available and the splintering of music into niche radio/tv/online channels (which become a self fulfilling prophecy as users never discover new genres), I realise how lucky I was to be around in the late 70s/early 80s.

For me this CD makes the point – out of nowhere you had Adam and the Ants ripping apart the charts with tribal, duel drummer driven music. Nowadays I can use the internet and immediately find out that this is based on Burundi beat but all those years ago it was just fresh and exciting. And it still stands up now – when “Kings of the Wild Frontier” steps up a gear at 1m53s I still get goose bumps some 36 years after I first heard it.

Eventually Adam began to believe his own hype (playing Vive Le Rock at Live Aid – shameful) and slowly disappeared from the music scene, but now he’s back touring this very album – a key concert for me to catch this year.

Every music lover should have a copy of this and listen to it on a regular basis…..

 Adam and the Ants – Kings of the Wild Frontier (1980) CD – 2004 Release

  • Dog Eat Dog
  • Antmusic
  • Feed Me to the Lions
  • Los Rancheros
  • Ants Invasion
  • Killer in the Home
  • Kings of the Wild Frontier
  • The Magnificent Five
  • Don’t Be Square (Be There)
  • Jolly Roger
  • Making History
  • The Human Beings
  • Antmusic (Alternative Mix)
  • Antmusic (Demo)
  • Feed Me to the Lions
  • The Human Beings (Demo)
  • S.E.X. (Demo)
  • Omelette from Outerspace (Demo)

Rate – 5/5

Listening Since Day One

CDs – 36, Vinyl Singles – 17, LPs – 19, Downloads – 5, Cassettes – 1

Total Tracks: 800, Time: 60h 04m 23s