Sunday, February 3, 2013

CD Review: Adam Ant Becomes "The Blueblack Hussar" On New Album

Iconic 80’s artist Adam Ant returns from a 17 year absence to release his first album of new material. The double-album entitled “Adam Ant Is The Blueblack Hussar in Marrying The Gunner’s Daughter” was released at the end of January on Adam’s own record label, Blueblack Hussar Records. The album plays out as an autobiography as each song deals with a subject that interests Adam Ant.
 
The album begins with the acoustic rocker “Cool Zombie” as Adam Ant gets reacquainted with his audience and fans. Songs like “Stay In The Game” and “Marrying The Gunner’s Daughter” still carry that famous Adam Ant signature sound of the eighties of rock music with a dancehall appeal. Adam brings together his acoustic folk rock with his experimental vocal delivery to make “Valentines” a truly standout song on the album. He gets his pop-dance beat going for “Punkyoungirl” and “Cradle Your Hatred,” before heading back to his early punk rock days on "Hardmentoughblokes." He resurrects a song he’d written in the 80’s, “Who’s A Goofy Bunny, Then?” as a tribute to his late former manager Malcolm McLaren who passed away during the recording of this album.
 
The new album debuted at #25 on the UK album chart upon its release there. Adam Ant will be hitting the road in April performing in the UK. He only has a couple of dates selected for the U. S. at the moment. To find out more about Adam Ant and his new album, please check out his Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Adam-Ant/69349615331.

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