CD REVIEW: Adam Ant - is the Blueblack Hussar in Marrying the Gunner’s Daughter

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IT’S 30 years since he brought us Dandy Highwayman, it’s as if Adam Ant has been collecting personas ever since, in order to blurt them all out on this record.

From the bluesy glam of Cool Zombie, through the rockabilly of Vince Taylor, to Bulls**t , a welcome reminder of his 80’s heyday, so dramatic are the style changes throughout, for a while I found myself checking the tracklist for guest artists.

This approach means that some songs work, while others bewilder.

I’d elaborate, but the album title has used up my word count.

To be honest, that alone tells you all you need to know.

A rambling, scattergun record then, but with enough of a glimpse of past glories to make it worth a listen.

Richard Lewis


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