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Adam And The Ants - Ant Music 1981

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Published on Dec 30, 2010

Good quality rare video. Info from a fellow Youtuber "paulsupanet" says its from Mulicoloured Music show (swap shop) This was shown on Saturday Mornings. aaahhh! good old days!...Thx Paul. A new version of the Ants was formed with Marco Pirroni (an ex-member - for short time - of Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Models, Rema Rema and Cowboys International) (guitar), Kevin Mooney (bass guitar), and two drummers, Terry Lee Miall and Chris Hughes (ex-The Blitz Brothers, future Tears For Fears producer), called also Merrick. Pirroni would become an influential member of the group, co-writing all of their new songs with Adam Ant. While in the process of assembling the band, Ant and Pirroni re-recorded the Dirk Wears White Sox track "Cartrouble Pt.2" as a contract fulfilling single for Do It, together with future Culture Club drummer Jon Moss and with Hughes producing. The label released the single under the shorter title "Cartrouble" in March 1980 (with Moss credited as "Terry 1+2"), and it reached Number 1 on the UK Independent Singles Chart. The following month, the by-then recruited full band recorded the single "Kings Of The Wild Frontier" for prospective record companies. Without label support, the band carried out a major UK "Ants Invasion" tour, at the end of which, they signed a major label deal with CBS Records and began recording Kings of the Wild Frontier, having first rush-released the title track as a single. That album was a hit in the United Kingdom and put the band at the forefront of the New Romantic movement. The album reached #1 on the UK album charts on 24 January 1981. There were several hit singles from this LP, including "Dog Eat Dog" (reaching No.4 on the UK singles charts in October 1980), "Antmusic" (No.2 in January 1981), and "Kings of the Wild Frontier" (No.2 in March 1981, previously No.48 in August 1980). In addition, "Antmusic" made it to No.1 in Australia for five weeks. Decca and Do It Records both repromoted all of the band's previous output in order to cash in on the success of the album and its satellite singles. "Young Parisians" reached No.9 in December 1980 (giving the old Ants band a posthumous UK Top 10 hit single) while the Dirk album made it to No.17 in the album charts in February 1981. "Zerox" and "Cartrouble" also charted that month, making it to No.33 and No.45 respectively in the UK Singles Chart. Bassist Kevin Mooney left the band in 1981, and was replaced with Gary Tibbs who joined just in time to promote the hit single "Stand & Deliver". Please visit my other Channel. Keep Rockin!.
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