Kings of the Wild Frontier (which he’ll perform in its entirety tonight) and Prince Charming. Malcolm McLaren basically stole the early lineup of the Ants from Adam to launch Annabella Lwin with Bow Wow Wow. Darby Crash was such an awed fan that he changed his entire image after visiting Adam in England. Adam has returned to creative relevance in recent years with his wordily titled 2013 solo record, Adam Ant Is the Blueblack Hussar in Marrying the Gunner’s Daughter, a surprisingly engrossing combination of shadowy post-punk and glammy pop, topped with a dash of wounded Nikki Sudden–style romanticism.
People sometimes forget that Adam Ant was a dirty punk rocker before he branched out into a more radio-friendly blend of percussive pop and neo-tribal new wave with Adam & the Ants on their early-’80s albums