If gears and brass aren't your thing, and you'd prefer your alternate history to take its influences from 18th century Paris
, then Rococo punk
might be your scene. But this is no new reaction to steampunk. Oh no, the Boston band The Upper Crust
("Let Them Eat Rock
," "We're Finished with Finishing School
," "Little Lord Fauntleroy
) go back to 1995, and before them was Malice Mizer
," "Bel Air
," "Au Revoir
,"), though their visual style
wasn't just Rococo glam (as seen here in "Beast of Blood
" and "Garnet
"). But the grandfathers to all these young punks was Adam and the Ants
," "Kings of the Wild Frontier
," "The Prince Charming Revue
" [YT playlist]).
posted by filthy light thief
on Jan 23, 2013 -
For the first few minutes I'm not even sure this interview should be taking place at all. The greeting is an awkward shuffle of hunched shoulders and downcast eyes; he can't look at me, and I can't hear him. His gaze averted, hands stuffed into pockets, he mumbles in haltingly reluctant whispers, as if words can cause him physical pain. The man should be talking to a doctor, I worry, not a nosy journalist. We try some small talk, but it's almost impossible to make out what he's saying – until I ask what he prefers to be called. "Adam," he says firmly, glancing up for the first time. "Adam Ant."
posted by fearfulsymmetry
on Feb 20, 2012 -
Given the seeming homogeneity of many hit songs, it might come as a surprise that some very strange and unconventional songs have found their way to the top of the pop charts in the past. Some are novelty song
s, some are just weird... [more inside]
posted by LSK
on Apr 29, 2010 -
, who once assured us that "ridicule is nothing to be scared of"
, admits pub affray
& has been remanded on bail, after using a fake gun to take revenge on pub-goers that took the piss out of his clothes!
Adam seems to have suffered quite a lot - both before
and after - his heyday, and his behaviour has led to him being compulsorily detained on at least one occasion.
Quite apart from the fact that Police do not seem shy of killing anyone
who could be a threat and might be armed with a pistol
, has there ever been such an exact fall from grace for a celebrity - whose personal 'philosophy' came back to haunt him like a Shakespearean tragedy?
posted by dash_slot-
on Aug 13, 2002 -
How do you prove you're not crazy?
Adam Ant would like to know. He has shown himself to be a little nuts in a recent interview
, but isn't that what we expect from our washed-up stars of yesteryear who wore tights and streaks of makeup under his eyes?
But really, how do you prove you're sane - especially if you're a preformer?
posted by tsarfan
on Jan 16, 2002 -