Adam Ant

Genres: Comedy Movies Mystery & Thriller Movies Pop / Rock Sci-Fi / Fantasy Movies Television
Descriptive "tags": new wave 80s post-punk pop british new romantic Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s
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Stuart Leslie Goddard, 3 November 1954, London, England. After an initially chequered, then immensely successful career leading Adam And The Ants, Goddard went solo in early 1982. For support, he retained old musical partner Marco Pirroni and relaunched himself with the frantic ‘Goody Two Shoes’, which hit number 1 in the UK in May. The average ‘Friend Or Foe’ followed at number 9, but thereafter the spell was broken. Phil Collins was recruited as producer to halt Adam’s sudden decline and the pantomime-influenced ‘Puss In Boots’ duly made the Top 5. The revival was only temporary, however, and by the end of 1983, Adam’s chart career was practically non-existent. The original god of the ‘New Pop’ seemed commercially bankrupt, his place taken by new idols such as Duran Duran, Culture Club and Wham! Even an appearance at Live Aid in 1985 with ‘Vive Le Rock’ could only produce a number 50 UK chart entry...

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