Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 8.5/10
There are entertainers and there are showmen, there are the musicians and songwriters to whom artistic impression is everything and to which a brief single moment in time in their company as they strut the stage is enough to fall in love with them.
There is no doubt that Adam Ant, a darling of the British music empire, a man who broke rules and was loved for it, still has the ability to turn heads, to slay an audience with a single smile and to offer the feelings of youthful unfulfilled desire with a single bound of his incredible presence. The stage would not be anything without the man to whom personality is an overwhelming prospect and outlandish cool but a genuine request to stand in awe of.
Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * *
It will be an album that divides opinion and there will be those that try their damndest to compare it some of the most iconic albums of Adam Ant’s career. Highly unfair bearing in mind that Adam Ant Is the Blueblack Hussar in Marrying the Gunner’s Daughter is the first new studio album by the British charming prince of 1980s pop for 13 years. Why would you want to try and go back to a period which you dominated and in which the scene has moved on, not exactly for the better either? Hard to be a star again, sparkling incessantly against some of the dull and tarnished pop acts of this generation.
Adam Ant in concert at Warrington’s Parr Hall. Photograph by Ian D. Hall.
Originally published by L.S. Media. August 26th 2011.
L.S. Media Rating *****
There’s nothing more gratifying than seeing a man personify the word cool. Steve McQueen had it, James Dean knew he radiated it, Johnny Depp oozes it and the man behind the persona of Adam Ant, Stuart Goddard, has it, lives it and breathes it. As Adam Ant stood listening to the crowd singing the words to his huge hit, Stand and Deliver, back to him at the Warrington Parr Hall, it was as if he had never been away. The king of pop punk was back in splendour.
Adam Ant, Gig Review. Warrington Parr Hall. full post
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