Adam And The Ants

Genres: Pop / Rock
Tags: new wave post-punk 80s new romantic punk british Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed from the ashes of the short-lived B-Sides in April 1977, the original line-up of this UK band comprised Adam Ant (Stuart Leslie Goddard, 3 November 1954, London, England; vocals/guitar), backed by Lester Square (guitar), Andy Warren (bass/vocals) and Paul Flanagan (drums). The line-up was relatively ad hoc between 1977 and 1979 with Mark Ryan (b. Mark Gaumont, England) replacing Lester Square (who joined the Monochrome Set - as Andy Warren later did) and the colourful Jordan (b. Pamela Rooke) occasionally taking vocals. Other members included drummers Kenny Morris and Dave Barbe (b. David Barbarossa, Mauritius), guitarists Johnny Bivouac and Matthew Ashman (b. London, England, d. 21 November 1995), and bass player Leigh Gorman. Heavily influenced by the Sex Pistols, the band incorporated bondage gear and sado-masochistic imagery into their live act and repertoire. Adam Ant appeared with Toyah in Derek Jarman’s controversial Jubilee, where he seemed...

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