I've always been a fan of 8o's music, as its what i grew up with, but i remember as a young child, being especialy drawn to Adam Ant, the music, which was drum heavy, the excentric dress style, his singing style which was unique for its time and the general look of his video's always caught my attention as well as my imagination, and as ive grown up, i have always enjoyed wailing along to Stand and Deliver, whilst i'm washing the pots, but all that being said, i was never more than an apreciator, i wouldn't have called myself a fan, so when I saw Boyo a few months back at GameFest and he asked me to go and see Adam Ant with him this past weekend, reluctantly i said yes, TBH i had no wish to see another Ageing pop star on a "i've spent all my money and realised i didn't pay my stamp so havn't got a state pension tour", and very nearly cancled a couple of times, the only real reason i went is becouse its been over two years since i properly spent any time with Boyo and it was simply an excuse to catch up!
well how wrong was i? the first song he sang was shaky at best and i didnt recognise it, and Ant even looked a little unsure on stage, but after that he just got stronger as the night went on! singing some new songs which will be on his new album in the new year between belting out the classics, it was a fantastic show, he's put on a bit of weight, and his face is almost unrecognisable as the Adam Ant i rememberd, but his voice? well i would say it sounded better! he can still hit all the notes, and if you heard the remdition of prince charming he sang as his first encore, you would swear you were listening to him on TOTP in the 80's!
if you get a chance, see him, i bought a t-shirt and i will be buying the album in january!
Adam Ant, a true blast from the past and an absaloute fcking legend live!