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December 19, 2013 12:11 PM   Subscribe

"You live now, Adam Ant, as you have lived many times throughout history, fighting evil wherever you may find it!"
posted by scody (29 comments total) 29 users marked this as a favorite

 
Wow! How did I not know these existed?
posted by wittgenstein at 12:17 PM on December 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


This needs to become an Assassin's Creed mod RIGHT THE HELL NOW.
posted by iNeas at 12:18 PM on December 19, 2013 [5 favorites]


This is the comicbook Ant that Paul Rudd should be playing in the movies.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 12:22 PM on December 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


So he was a manifestation of The Eternal Champion?
posted by The Card Cheat at 12:23 PM on December 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


I saw Adam and the Ants in concert at some point in the early 80's. For some reason, the memories are foggy. Hazy. Cloudy, even. But I remember having a good time vanquishing evil.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 12:35 PM on December 19, 2013


Young Adam Ant?

My pants feel funny.
posted by Kitteh at 12:35 PM on December 19, 2013 [7 favorites]


Kitteh beat me to my sentiment :(
posted by griphus at 12:36 PM on December 19, 2013


I saw Adam Ant in concert this year, which led me to download his most recent album, which is a glorious mess and (I am shocked to report) would make my "top ten albums of 2013" list if I made such a thing. I especially like "Shrink" ("your 15 minutes is up..."), "Cool Zombie," and "Marrying the Gunner's Daughter." Your mileage may vary, of course.

The thing that shocked me about the concert was that it was just about the loudest concert I've been to ever. Its like once he realized that Trent Reznor was covering "Physical" that he gave himself permission to embrace his inner punk. He played a ton of stuff from his first (more punk) album but everything was at an ear bleeding level.

Anyhow, hell of a performer, Mr. Ant. Totally changed my view ("fun, lightweight kitsch" to "oh, there's actually something to this guy") of him.
posted by Joey Michaels at 12:38 PM on December 19, 2013 [3 favorites]


I've come to find that Metzger's blog is one of the best on the internet.

And Kings of the Wild Frontier is a classic.
posted by Catblack at 12:42 PM on December 19, 2013 [2 favorites]


Sometime in the mid-80s, there was a teen magazine that had a picture of Adam Ant with the caption "Don't you just want to lick his blush off?"

And I, a straight, cisgender white U.S. male, thought to myself: "Yes."

He's that bloody awesome.
posted by Mooski at 12:46 PM on December 19, 2013 [8 favorites]


This is completely inconsistent with his role in Nomads.

(But then so was Pierce Brosnan's French accent.)
posted by Naberius at 1:06 PM on December 19, 2013


Now I'm really, really wondering who the artist is. Kind of looks like the old british Misty comics to me.
posted by Catblack at 1:11 PM on December 19, 2013 [3 favorites]


Mooski, here you are
posted by incomple at 1:15 PM on December 19, 2013 [2 favorites]


Holy SHIT I love the internet. Thanks for the memories!
posted by Mooski at 1:26 PM on December 19, 2013


which is a glorious mess

Indeed, reminds me of Pink's debut album. Throw every genre against the wall and see what sticks.
posted by davejay at 1:28 PM on December 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


When I met my wife her sister was 15 and totally into Adam Ant. I just sent this to her to find out if she knew this existed.
posted by tommasz at 1:33 PM on December 19, 2013


"Is that why I've always had this strange attraction towards warriors, fighters, noble figures?"
Now I want to see the comic adventures of a young Duran Duran as a group of globe-trotting mystery-solving playboys or Annabella Lwin as a mysterious catburgler.
posted by octobersurprise at 1:40 PM on December 19, 2013 [6 favorites]


Now I want to see the comic adventures of a young Duran Duran as a group of globe-trotting mystery-solving playboys or Annabella Lwin as a mysterious catburgler.

I believe I would actually die of joy if this existed.
posted by scody at 1:44 PM on December 19, 2013 [5 favorites]


I want a whole series of pulp serials about OMD, each called "Orchestral Manoeuvres in the D..."

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Deep (a thrilling adventure under the sea!)
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Delta (guest-starring Muddy Waters!)
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Desert
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dunes (sequel to the above)

...and so on.
posted by griphus at 1:49 PM on December 19, 2013 [8 favorites]


"Orchestral Manoeuvres in the D" guest starring 8 Mile
posted by Potomac Avenue at 1:53 PM on December 19, 2013 [3 favorites]


Better art than Prophet.
posted by turbid dahlia at 1:59 PM on December 19, 2013


Is this where I drop in and mention how much I love Desperate But Not Serious? Like, not in a campy or ironic way, but really, really, really love it.
posted by googly at 2:40 PM on December 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


Now I want to see the comic adventures of a young Duran Duran as a group of globe-trotting mystery-solving playboys

"Oi, fellas. Roger's uncovered unuvver clue."

"Yeh, look: it's a bleedin' footprint. Likely the killer."

"Let's get this to the inspector so we can make it to our gig tonight on time."

[Montage]
posted by grubi at 2:55 PM on December 19, 2013 [6 favorites]


Of course, if they show up to solve a murder mystery in Vienna, they will find that the dashing, trench-coated detectives of Ultravox are already on the case.
posted by scody at 3:26 PM on December 19, 2013 [2 favorites]


My wife is a total Adam Ant fangirl. I'm going to have to show this to her just to watch her squee.

Also, this totally needs a crossover with Buckaroo Banzai.
posted by happyroach at 4:32 PM on December 19, 2013 [3 favorites]


Oh, the nostalgia.

Also nthing the love for his current album and live concerts. We saw him twice on his 2012-2013 tour. No regrets; he rocked our world both times.
posted by immlass at 5:13 PM on December 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


Still mad that mommmmmm wouldn't let me go to his show in 1982.
posted by zippy at 6:18 PM on December 19, 2013


if they show up to solve a murder mystery in Vienna, they will find that the dashing, trench-coated detectives of Ultravox are already on the case.

Next: what can prepare our heroes for a mind-bending encounter with Steve Strange, MASTER OF THE MYSTIC ARTS???
posted by octobersurprise at 6:41 PM on December 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


I went along to an Adam Ant concert this year with friends who had an extra ticket. It was a glorious show in a small basement venue, featuring a good mix of his classic stuff with material from the new album and covers. (Plus, two, count 'em, two, drummers!)

I would have no trouble believing that after he wrapped up the show and the after party, Adam Ant dashed out to thwart some evil.
posted by Gelatin at 8:20 AM on December 20, 2013 [1 favorite]


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