Monday, August 17, 2015

"Desperate But Not Serious" by Adam Ant

Song#:  1370
Date:  03/12/1983
Debut:  86
Peak:  66
Weeks:  8
Genre:  New Wave

Pop Bits:  Ant's first solo album, "Friend or Foe," contained his first US chart hit "Goody Two Shoes" (#12 US/#1 UK). This next single reached the chart, but it would only linger around the bottom third for a couple of months. In the UK, the single would stall at #33. However, Ant got a second UK Top 10 from the album when the title track hit #9. The song failed to get any attention in the US.

ReduxReview:  This mysterious track kind of sounds James Bond-ish at the beginning. After the fun romp of "Goody Two Shoes," I don't think this song was what folks were wanting/expecting. Ant seemed to shove spaghetti western guitar and a horn section into a British new wave tune ala The Fixx. It's all very interesting, but it doesn't make for a good single.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  Ant's real name is Stuart Goddard. In the mid-70s he ended up being hospitalized after an overdose. After his stay in the hospital ended, he decided to change his name. He chose Adam from the bible and then Ant, which he thought were resilient creatures. To show her support, his wife at the time, Carol Mills, changed her name to Eve.


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