- 2 discography
Adam came from a poor working-class family; his parents divorced at the age of seven years. He remains the only child in the family until 1974, when his father remarried and had a daughter. Adam went to the Hornsey School of Art in London. He is particularly influenced by Peter Webb and Allen Jones. Both were engaged in adult/sexually-oriented work. Adam would later perform all the artwork for the band itself.
Adam began his musical career as bass player for the band; It is also in this period that he changes his name. His own band In 1975 directive Adam on (the B-Sides for which he writes the music itself) which, however, never occurs.
In 1975 marries Adam with his fellow student Carol Mills; they are going to live with her parents. Adam was on the one hand a good student, but on the other hand was a neat huisman and an illustrator he focused on making erotic drawings and a musician in the emerging punk scene. Him on and he develops anorexia nervosa. After a suicide attempt , he treated psychiatric , but it is clear to him that a marriage nothing for him.
Adam went underway with a new band, Adam & the Ants. Jordan, who he meets in Malcolm McLarens clothing boutique "SEX" worked. It clicked, and Jordan was going to actively contribute to the band. The band's first performance was in August 1977 at London's Roxy, a notorious punk stage. Of this performance, part of a punk festival on which also The Clash, The Damned and Siouxsie and the Banshees played, Derek Jarman made the film "Jubilee". They played then more frequently in this Marquee. In 1979, the album Dirk Wears White Sox released. Adam is singer and guitarist Matthew Ashman and is assisted by (guitar), Leigh Gorman (bass/vocals) and Dave Barbarossa (drums). Jordan spoke with Malcolm McLaren (manager of the Sex Pistols), who did what in the band saw. He was manager, and introduced the Burundi Beat, drum music of tribes from Burundi, world-wide in 1971 made popular by John Kongos and Burundi Black. After two weeks he said that Adam was too old and took the Ants with it, they were Bow Wow Wow. After the release of the Adam & the Ants act as a plate exactly one time.
Adam retains the name ' the Ants ' though, and he together with Marco Pirroni start in 1980 with a new band. Adam went before the band was complete, and Marco de Car Trouble as a single studio to re-record.Chris Hughes joins them. From this moment the distinctive African drum style is also a standard part of their music.
Finally they had the success to be contracted by a major music label: CBS. They make the album Kings of the Wild Frontier (Summer 1980). Since that time Adam & the Ants were finally to find also in the charts with "Dog Eat Dog,"Antmusic"," and with "Kings of the Wild Frontier." Also re-releases pick up the British charts.
In England, where their video clips were shown regularly by the BBC, the success was enormous; in America it remained for the time being, at a Grammy Award for Best New Artist of 1981. In may join them on in de Meervaart in Amsterdam In June of that year, the band back to Netherlands for a concert in Paradiso.
The singles Stand and deliver and Prince Charming were the biggest hits, thanks in part to the associated video clips in which Adam can be seen as a pirate/highwayman and a male version of Cinderella.
The single Stand and deliver can also be heard in the video game Burnout Paradise.
After a successful tour broke Adam beginning 1982 with the band and his pirate image to solo to proceed; He, however, continued to collaborate with Marco. For its popularity made his solo debut that nothing fromFriend or Foe , was hugely successful and earned him finally an American breakthrough in the previous tour there made little impression, this time were the concerts a success.
Strip released In 1983. To this Adam in two numbers together with Phil Collins. The single "Puss ' n Boots" was a success, but the single Strip was banned by the BBC. Vive le Rock appears In 1985 of which the title track is played at Live Aid . Then stops temporarily make Adam acting with focus on music. Adam three months on the scene in England with the Joe Orton-production "Entertaining Mr. Sloane" after he moves to Hollywood for a few years in American films and television series to play; He also sings the theme tune of Weird Science.
In 1989, Adam back to the music; the album Manners and Physique, whose "Room At The Top" was the first single, left a more contemporary, smoother sound. After a successful tour makes the album AdamPersuasion, but MCA Records to release the album not decided, with the result that to this day remain on the shelf is.
Adam plays In the 1990s in all kinds of television series and films; After his return to England he brings in 1995 from the album Wonderful . A tour of England and the u.s. was planned, but had to be discontinued after 18 performances because Marco Pirroni had a serious illness to his respiratory tract.
In december 2001 Antbox comes from. Since that time, there are all kinds of ge-re-mastered versions of his albums released. Adam itself still occasionally appears on the scene and has released a new version recorded from Stand and Deliver (Save The Gorillas), but is particularly concerned with fighting his depression and with his daughter Lilly, born in april 1998.
|Album (s) with any charts in the
the Dutch Album Top 100
|Adam & the Ants|
|Dirk wears white soxx||11-1979||-|
|Kings of the wild frontier||11-1980||27-6-1981||16||12|
|The very best of Adam and the Ants||3-1999|
|The B sides||3-1982||-|
|Friend or foe||10-1982||6-11-1982||42||3|
|Vive le rock||9-1985||-|
|Manners and physique||2-1990||-|
|Antics in the forbidden zone||10-1990||-|
|Antmusic-The very best of Adam Ant||1993||-|
|B side babies||9-1994||-|
|Goody two shoes||4-1998|
|The complete Radio 1 sessions||7-2001|
|Pop & wave||2-2003|
|Adam Ant Is The Blue black Hussar In Marrying The gunner's Daughter||1-2013|
|Single (s) with any charts in the
the Dutch Top 40
|Adam & the Ants|
|Kings of the wild frontier||7-1980||-|
|Dog eat Dog||10-1980||-|
|Stand and deliver||5-1981||6-6-1981||8||11|
|Goody two shoes||4-1982||12-6-1982||8||6|
|Friend or foe||9-1982||23-10-1982||24||4|
|Desperate but not serious||11-1982||-|
|Puss ' n boots||10-1983||19-11-1983||25||4|
|Vive le rock||7-1985||-|
|Room at the top||2-1990||-|
|Can't set rules about love||4-1990||-|
|Beautiful dream||3-1995||-||not released|
|Gotta be a sin||5-1995||-|
|Save the Gorillas EP||12-2003||-||not released|
|Cool Zombie||10-2012||-||not released|