Adam & The Ants

Ant Rap / Adam & The Ants

Ant Rap / Adam & The Ants

Listen: Ant Rap / Adam & The Ants

In 1981, it was quite okay to walk about sporting a new romantic look. Wearing your hair like one of The Golden Girls seemed absolutely normal. Now we might look back and think, not so.

The tougher side of that image was probably Adam & The Ants. Maybe they even instigated the whole movement’s look, I can’t say. But along with their post punk image reinvention came their musical one. Jungle drumming became an integral part of the singles, starting with ‘Kings Of The Wild Frontiers’, a surprising UK hit upon release.

Several A sides later came ‘Ant Rap’, the most twisted, sparse sounding one yet. And it was a UK smash (#3). But wow does, it hold up today.

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