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Adam and the Ants: Kings of the Wild Frontier [Super Deluxe Edition]

Track List

>Dog Eat Dog
>Antmusic
>Feed Me to the Lions
>Rancheros, Los
>Ants Invasion
>Killer in the Home
>Kings of the Wild Frontier
>Magnificent Five, The
>Don't Be Square (Be There)
>Jolly Roger
>Making History
>Human Beings, The
>Press Darlings
>Physical (You're So)
>Fall In
>Don't Be Square (Be There) [KPM Studio Demo] - (previously unreleased)
>Human Beings [KPM Studio Demo], The - (previously unreleased)
>Rancheros [KPM Studio Demo], Los - (previously unreleased)
>Making History [KPM Studio Demo] - (previously unreleased)
>Human Beings [Live], The - (live)
>Dog Eat Dog [Live] - (live)
>Magnificent Five [Live], The - (live)
>Don't Be Square (Be There) [Live] - (live)
>Rancheros [Live], Los - (live)
>Ants Invasion [Live] - (live)
>Killer in the Home [Live] - (live)
>Cleopatra [Live] - (live)
>Press Darlings [Live] - (live)
>Kick! [Live] - (live)
>Antmusic [Live] - (live)
>Beat My Guest [Live] - (live)
>Jolly Roger [Live] - (live)
>Zerox [Live] - (live)
>Car Trouble [Live] - (live)
>Kings of the Wild Frontier [Live] - (live)
>Physical (You're So) [Live] - (live)
>A.N.T.S.
>Antmusic [Final Rough Cut] - (previously unreleased)
>Don't Be Square (Be There) [Final Rough Cut] - (previously unreleased)
>Dog Eat Dog
>Antmusic
>Feed Me to the Lions
>Rancheros, Los
>Ants Invasion
>Killer in the Home
>Kings of the Wild Frontier
>Magnificent Five, The
>Don't Be Square (Be There)
>Jolly Roger
>Making History
>Human Beings, The
>Dog Eat Dog [Live in Tokyo] - (live)
>Physical (You're So) [Live in Tokyo] - (live)
>Rancheros [Live in Tokyo], Los - (live)
>Kings of the Wild Frontier [Video]
>Dog Eat Dog
>Antmusic [Video]
>Physical (You're So) [Live in Manchester] - (live)
>Dog Eat Dog [Live] - (live)
>Dog Eat Dog [Top of the Pops]
>Ants Invasion [Live on the Old Grey Whistle Test] - (live)
>Killer in the Home [Live on the Old Grey Whistle Test] - (live)
>Dog Eat Dog [Top of the Pops]
>Antmusic [Top of the Pops]
>Magnificent Five [Live in Tokyo], The - (live)
>Antmusic [Live in Tokyo] - (live)
>Don't Be Square (Be There) [Live in Tokyo] - (live)
>Ants Invasion [Live in Tokyo] - (live)
>Killer in the Home [Live in Tokyo] - (live)
>Never Trust a Man (With Egg on His Face) [Live in Tokyo] - (live)
>Kick! [Live in Tokyo] - (live)
>Press Darlings [Live in Tokyo] - (live)
>Christian D'or [Live in Tokyo] - (live)
>Car Trouble [Live in Tokyo] - (live)
>Kings of the Wild Frontier [Live in Tokyo] - (live)
>ANT INVASION: A Documentary of the First Adam & the Ants U.S. Invasion in 1981

Album Reviews:

Spin (p.104) - "[H]is bubblegum chants are so spooky that you can almost understand why they inspired an entire British youth cult."

Q (1/95, p.265) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...After a first flush with 1980's 'Dog Eat Dog'...his merrie band was unstoppable....KINGS OF THE WILD FRONTIER abides a rousing rock set and watertight conceptual gambit..."

CMJ (1/6/03, p.12) - Included in CMJ's list of "Top 25 College Radio Albums of All Time"

CMJ (1/5/04, p.8) - Ranked #1 in CMJ's "Top 20 Most-Played Albums of 1981".

Mojo (Publisher) (p.116) - 4 stars out of 5 - "[D]elivered with conviction, this bizarre brew achieved an alchemical transformation into pop gold."

Album Notes

Adam & The Ants: Adam Ant, Marco Pirroni (vocals, guitar); Kevin Mooney (bass); Merrick, Terry Lee Miall (drums).

Audio Remasterers: Walter Coelho; Adam Ant.

1980's KINGS OF THE WILD FRONTIER was actually the second Adam and the Ants record, preceded by an unremarkable postpunk indie effort called DIRK WEARS WHITE SOX, recorded with the musicians who later became Bow Wow Wow. However, it became a massive commercial breakthrough and one of the defining albums of early '80s British chart pop.

Mixing the sort of booming double-drummer rhythms Gary Glitter had popularized years before with a certain post-postpunk cynicism and a remarkable flair for self-mythology, Adam Ant (born Stuart Goddard) and his cohorts, led by ex-Banshees guitarist Marco Pirroni and producer/drummer Chris Hughes, created a bubblegum-pop gem on the same level as the early albums by The Sweet and the Bay City Rollers (which is meant as a compliment). Led by the classic single "Antmusic," the album also features the pounding "Physical (You're So)," and several other goofy gems.



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