Adam & the Ants

(London, UK early 76 – May 82)
originally called The B-Sides (early 76 – Feb 77), Ants (Feb – Nov 77) and also recorded as Maneaters

 

Official Pre-79 Releases;

Various Artists – Jubilee Soundtrack LP (Polydor, 2302 079) recorded 77-78, released Feb 78
Tracks, Plastic Surgery, Deutscher Girls, Nine to Five (Maneaters)

Young Parisians 7” (Decca, F-13803) released Oct 78
Tracks: Young Parisians, Lady

 

Other Pre-79 Recordings;

Demo recorded May/Jun 77 “The Muswell Hill Tapes”
Tracks: B-Side baby, B-Side baby (#2), Lou reed dive, Sally is a brat, Lambretta love, It doesn’t matter, Sainsbury girl, Plastic surgery, Puerto Rican, Nietzsche baby, Dirk wears white sox, Greta x, Rubber people, Rubber people (#2), Deutscher girls, Whip in my valise, Juanito the bandito

Vortex, London 11-7-77
Tracks: B-Side baby, Deutscher girls, Dirk wears white sox, Fall in, Fat fun, Lou, Puerto rican

Demo recorded 14-7-77, Chappell studios, London
Tracks: Plastic surgery, Beat my guest

Demo recorded 24-8-77 “Putney tapes”
Tracks: Hampstead, Lou

Demo recorded 26-8-77 “Putney tapes”
Tracks: Fat fun, Red scab

Demo recorded 27-8-77 “Putney tapes”
Tracks: Song for ruth ellis

Demo recorded 30-8-77, Free Range studios, London “Jubilee demos”
Tracks: Deutscher girls, Dirk wears white sox, Fat fun, Hampstead, It doesn’t matter, Puerto Rican

Demo recorded 6-9-77 “Putney tapes”
Tracks: Bobby boy

Demo recorded 13-9-77 “Putney tapes”
Tracks: Jubilee boys, Bathroom function, Fall in, Whip lash dance, Toulouse Lautrec, Weekend swingers, I know talent, Young Parisians

Demo recorded 19-9-77 “Putney tapes”
Tracks: Ooh that max, My way, It’s so hard, Beatle boy, I saw a lady, Hooray I’m a hetro, Rubbish da da, 9:30 heartbreak, London sound

Demo recorded 28-9-77, Camden studio
Tracks: Mice in freefall

Eric’s, Liverpool 15-10-77
Tracks: Plastic Surgery, Puerto Rican, Deutscher Girls, B-Side Baby, Day I Met God, Fat Fun, Fall In, It Doesn’t Matter, Red Scab, Hampstead, Whip in My Valise, Beat My Guest, Lou, Jordan

Demo recorded 20-11-77 “Chelsea Tapes”
Tracks: Off to germany, The throb, Cleopatra, Get off you animal, Swedish husbands, You’re so physical, Simon situation, I’m a Xerox, Not very well in the head, Sit on my face, Female rape, Accustomed to your feet

Demo recorded 21-11-77 “Chelsea Tapes”
Tracks: Sicily, French and black, SS cowboys, Blonde lady, Deanecrophilia, Saturday AM pix, Punishment park, Sex rumples the clothing

Demo recorded 77 “ Ant new set”
Tracks: Nietsche baby, Sally is a brat, Deutscher girls, That max, Rubber people, Bathroom function, Ruth ellis, Doesn’t matter, Weekend swinger, Rubbish, Greta x, Puerto Rican, You’re so physical, I saw a lady, Lou, Young Parisians

Marquee, London 12-1-78
Tracks: Beat my guest, B-Side baby, Deutscher girls, Dirk wears white sox, Fall in, fall in #2, Fat fun, Hampstead, It doesn’t matter, Juanito the bandito, Lou, Plastic surgery, Puerto Rican, Red scab, Send a letter to Jordan, Whip in my valise

BBC John Peel session recorded 23-1-78
Tracks: Deutscher girls, Puerto Rican, It doesn’t matter, Lou

Demo recorded 24-1-78, Air Studios London “Jubilee soundtrack”
Tracks: Deutscher girls, Plastic surgery, Catch a falling star

100 Club, London 30-1-78 (Tracks unknown)

Demo recorded 6-4-78, Virtual Earth studios
Tracks: Young Parisians, Il duce, Punk in the supermarket

Roundhouse, London 14-5-78
Tracks: Bathroom function, B-Side baby, Deutscher girls, Fall in, Hampstead, It doesn’t matter, Juanito the bandito, Lou, Nietsche baby, Plastic surgery, Puerto Rican, Red scab, You’re so physical

Demo recorded 15-5-78, Virtual Earth studios (Acetate produced?)
Tracks: Young Parisians, Lady / catch a falling star

Ealing College, London 10-6-78
Tracks: Bathroom function, Beat my guest, B-Side baby, Deutscher girls, Fall in, Fall out, It doesn’t matter, Lady, Physical, Plastic surgery, Puerton Rican, Red scab, Whip in my valise, Young Parisians

South Bank Polytechnic, London 17-6-78
Tracks: Plastic surgery, (unknown track #1), Physical, Deutscher girls, It doesn’t matter, b-side baby, lady

BBC John Peel session recorded 10-7-78
Tracks: Zerox, Friends, You’re so physical, Cleopatra

Marquee, London 13-7-78 (Tracks unknown)

Demo recorded 25/27-7-78 “Notting Hill Gate Tapes”
Tracks: Never trust a man, Tabletalk, Widelegged and eyeless, Catholic day, Underwear, Christian dior, Day I met god, Henry and his baby, The ant, Schwarzkogler, The idea, Of animals and men, Why do girls love big horses, Foreign, Soul boys, Broken heart, Family of noise, Cartrouble, Jelly baby, Contract, The beautiful, Bad week

Moonlight Club, London 31-7-78 (Tracks unknown)

Moonlight Cub, London 1-8-78 (Tracks unknown)

Rock garden, London 10-8-78 (Tracks unknown)

Demo recorded Aug 78, Decca Studios
Tracks: Physical, Friends, Zerox, It doesn’t matter, Cleopatra, B-Side baby, Whip in my valise, Bathroom function, Never trust a man, Rubber people, Red scab, Catholic day, Fall in, Juanito the bandito, Zerox #2

Demo recorded 26-8-78, Basing Street studios
Tracks: Lady, Young Parisians, B side baby, Cleopatra, It doesn’t matter, Red scab, Young Parisians #2, Young Parisians #3, Zerox

7” Acetate, 78 Decca
Tracks: Young Parisians, Lady

Salisbury college of technology 22-9-78
Tracks: Plastic surgery, Bathroom function, Il duce, Physical, Weekend swingers, Song for ruth ellis, Cleopatra, B-Side baby, Friends, Never trust a man with egg on his face, Catholic day, Deutscher girls, Lady, Puerto Rican, Fall in, It doesn’t matter

Cinema X, Milan 16-10-78
Tracks: Bathroom function, Beat my guest, Boil in a bag man, B-Side baby, Catholic day, Fall in, Fat fun, Lady, Never trust a man with egg on his face, Physical, Plastic surgery, Puerto Rican, Red scab, Send a letter to Jordan, Song for ruth ellis, Zerox

Cinema X, Milan 17-10-78
Tracks: Beat my guest, B-Side baby, Catholic day, Deutscher girls, Fall in, Fat fun, Friends, Hampstead, It doesn’t matter, Juanito the bandito, Lady neitzche baby, Plastic surgery, Puerto Rican, Red scab, Send a letter to Jordan, Song for ruth ellis, Whip in my valise, Zerox

Titan Club, Rome 21-10-78
Tracks: B-Side baby, Bathroom function, Beat my guest, Catholic day, Cleopatra, Fall in, Il duce, Lady, Never trust a man with egg on his face, Physical, Plastic surgery, Puerto Rican, Red scab, Zerox

Demo recorded 14-11-78, RAK studios, London
Tracks: Kick

Marquee, London 28-11-78 (Tracks unknown)

Demo recorded 10-12-78 Decca studios
Tracks: Day I met god, Boil in a bag man, Christian dior, Song for ruth ellis, Family of noise

Moonlight club, London 18-12-78
Tracks: Plastic surgery, (unknown track #1), Deutscher girls, Physical, (unknown track #2), Cleopatra, Lady, Friends, B-side baby, It doesn’t matter, Fall in, Red scab, (unknown track #3), Nietzsche baby, Whip in my valise, Beat my guest

B-Sides

Demo recorded 76
Tracks: These boots are made for walking

 

Further Information;

http://antmusic.simondaw.me.uk
http://www.antmusic.co.uk
http://everything2.com/title/Adam+And+The+Ants
http://www.adam-ant.net
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Ant
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_and_the_Ants
http://www.punk77.co.uk/groups/adamant.htm
http://web.archive.org/web/20070622080511/http://www.cartrouble.nl

Line ups;

B-Sides
early 76 – Feb 77
Adam Ant (voc/gtr)
Lester Square (gtr)
Bid (voc)
Max (drms)
David Tarpin (drms)
Jeremy Harrington (bass)
Andy Warren (bass)

Ants #1
Apr 77 – May 77
Adam Ant (voc/gtr)
Lester Square (gtr)
Paul Flannagan (drms)

#2
May 77 – Jun 77
Adam Ant (voc/gtr)
Mark Gaumont (gtr)
Paul Flannagan (drms)

Ants #3
Jun 77
Adam Ant (voc/gtr)
Mark Gaumont (gtr)
Kenny Morris (drms)
Jordan (voc)

Ants #4
Jun 77 – Oct 77
Adam Ant (voc/gtr)
Andy Warren (bass/voc)
Mark Gaumont (gtr)
Dave Barbe (drms)
Jordan (voc)

Ants #5 / Adam & the Ants #1
Oct 77 – May 78
Adam Ant (voc/gtr)
Andy Warren (bass/voc)
Dave Barbe (drms)
Jordan (voc)
Johnny Bivouac (gtr/voc)

#2
May 78 – Oct 79
Adam Ant (voc/gtr)
Andy Warren (bass/voc)
Dave Barbe (drms)
Matthew Ashman (gtr)

Maneaters
77/78
Adam Ant (voc/gtr/bass)
Dave Barbe (drms)
Toyah Wilcox (voc)
Eve Goddard (voc)

Adam Ant is ex-Bazooka Joe, Jeremy Harrington later in Mean Street
Kenny Morris also in Siouxsie & the Banshees
Max later in Rema Rema, Jeremy Harrington later in Gloria Mundi, Monochrome Set
Lester Square (Thomas Hardy) & Andy Warren, Bid (Ganesh Seshadri) later in Monochrome Set
Dave Barbe & Johnny Bivouac are ex-Desolation Angels, Johnny Bivouac is also ex-Dick Envy
Mark Gaumont later in Moors Murderers, Mark Gaumont Band (with Johnny Bivouac)
Toyah Wilcox is also in Toyah, Jordan (Pamela Rooke) also recorded as Suzi Pinns

Thanks to Ant Warrior for corrections