Adam & the Ants: Kings of the Wild Frontier (Epic NJE37033)
Dave Schulps, Trouser Press, April 1981
IMAGINE AN obsessive singer who calls to mind an earthbound version of glitter-era David Bowie, and a guitarist who draws from sources as diverse as Link Wray and Mick Ronson. Add a rhythm section that seems to have survived the 1977 London blitz intact and throw in a second drummer for good measure. Toss these ingredients together; combine with songs that dwell on the singer's obsessions — American Indian culture, pirates, Spaghetti westerns — and you have what may be the most successfully silly musical organization to appear since the Monkees, maybe even the Mickey Mouse Club gang!
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