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Quietus Exclusive: Adam Ant Working On New Album
The Quietus , April 20th, 2010 09:08

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Adam Ant is fit, in fine fettle, and currently writing a new album, The Quietus can exclusively reveal.

With the enigmatic pop star set to take to the stage at Scala, London on April 30, he sat down with The Quietus to tell us all about his current music plans.

He revealed that his new album will be called Adam Ant is The Blueblack Hussar in Marrying The Gunner's Daughter and he has been working on it with former 3 Colours Red guitarist Chris McCormack.

The B-side, meanwhile, will be 'Goofy Bunny', which Ant describes as "like a lullaby" a tribute to the late Malcolm McLaren.

Speaking about his history with McLaren, Ant said, "The Pistols was all Malcolm, really. I was lucky to know Malcolm. He was like my dad. I’ve never, ever said anything bad about Malcolm. I’ve only said the truth about him and he's only said the truth about me. I met him when I was an art student, and I was trying to hawk some jewellery that me and my missus were trying to sell to supplement our education. He didn't buy it - I sold it to Lee Bender at Bus Stop instead, cos he was a bit Biba-ish, Marlon Brando, James Dean, all that. But I went into Sex, his shop, and Malcolm said 'Do some penises, boy, and I'll buy them off you'. But he had a look at them for about 20 minutes... Same with Dirk Wears White Sox. He listened to every fucking word of Dirk, and said 'Good album, but it's your fifth album. It's the one you make when you've sold millions of records. It’s not a first album.' So I said ‘What do you want?’ and I signed with him."

He added that he had no resentment toward McLaren for using the original members off his Ants backing back to form Bow Wow Wow. "I was sore, but not with Malcolm," Ant explained. "It wasn’t Malcolm who betrayed me. It was Dave (Barbarossa), Matthew (Ashman) and Leigh (Gorman). I’d only known Leigh for 10 minutes and I was pissed off because he was the best bass player I’ve ever fucking seen, still is. "

Check back on The Quietus soon to read our exclusive interview with Adam Ant.

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Johnny Nothing
Apr 20, 2010 4:09pm

I thought it was going to be called "Fist In The Skull" and deal with his depression. It is good news though. And a decent picture to boot. Hurrah!

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Apr 20, 2010 9:35pm

In reply to Johnny Nothing:

"Fist In The Skull" was the reported title of an alleged album which Adam (who, it should be borne in mind, was going through a heavily manic episode at the time) claimed to be in the process of writing in 2003 just before he was sectioned over the café incident. This "new album" was reported as news on at the time.

In a late 2007 interview for the same website, a by then lucid Adam claimed that "Fist..." was not an album title but merely an idea for a song. For lack of alternative nomenclature, however, the Fist title is still used by fans to refer to this putative project.

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Johnny Nothing
Apr 22, 2010 9:06am

In reply to Kabuki:

Arigato gozaimasu.

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May 3, 2011 9:46pm

Can I ask, I am going to Adam's gig in less than a fortnight BUT I do not have the new album and would like to purchase it. I have not heard the new songs for his gig!!!! Could you please tell me how I can purchase it. THANK YOU

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Teijo Khan
Feb 1, 2013 3:28pm

In reply to BRIONY McCARTHY:

It wasn't out then, but it's out now.

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