Adam and the Ants were an English new wave band active during the late 1970s and early 1980s. The group, which lasted from 1977 to 1982, existed in two incarnations, both fronted by Adam Ant. The first, founded in May 1977, achieved considerable cult popularity during the transition from the punk rock era to the post-punk and new wave era and were noted for their high camp and overtly sexualised stage performances and songs. The final line-up of this first incarnation – Dave Barbarossa, Matthew Ashman and Leigh Gorman – left the band in January 1980 at the suggestion of then-de facto manager Malcolm McLaren, to form the instrumentalist personnel of the controversial Bow Wow Wow.
- Adam Anthttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02clgl9.jpg2012-11-02T00:00:52ZAdam Ant chats to Steve Wright.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/75d4f194-969c-4538-b789-742f3eb3d02c?clipfocus=p010lrmnSelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 5 mins
- Adam Ant on doing his own stunts and songwritinghttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02c7vfv.jpg2011-03-03T00:00:00ZAn extract from a 1982 interview with Adam Ant.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/75d4f194-969c-4538-b789-742f3eb3d02c?clipfocus=p00ffml9Selected ClipSelected ClipAudio 3 mins
Adam Ant on doing his own stunts and songwriting
- Adam Ant on the image he developed for himself, his managers and his mental healthhttp://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02c6g08.jpg2011-01-13T00:00:00ZAn extract from an interview in with Kirsty Lang.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/75d4f194-969c-4538-b789-742f3eb3d02c?clipfocus=p00d81zySelected ClipSelected ClipAudio 6 mins
Adam Ant on the image he developed for himself, his managers and his mental health
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