A long interview with Adam Ant in today's Guardian. Apparently, Adam gets annoyed when anyone muddles him up with the early 80s new romantic scene. "Cos new romantic was nothing to do with Adam and the Ants. The Ants was a punk band, or a post-punk band if anything, and so historically it's inaccurate. New romantic was basically, in my mind, clubbers with too much makeup on with stupid clothes. I never set foot in any of their clubs, so I find it quite distressing to be nobbled into new romantic, cos it was just a load of guys who looked like they'd had a row with their girlfriends' makeup. There was nothing tough about it, nothing dangerous about it, it was soft electro stuff and it just looked a bit wet. And I didn't like being associated with it." The fact of the matter is that nobody at the time identified themselves as 'New Romantics'. I remember interviewing Duran Duran once and they got quite tetchy when I suggested they might be New Romantics.
The same with Spandau Ballet. Which begs the question - if Adam, Spandau and Duran weren't New Romantics, who was...? Anyway, you can read The Guardian interview here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/…/feb/19/adam-ant-sex-style-humour and they also have this new video of Adam performing Stand And Deliver.
listed here are lots of bands i would never class as new romantic. Duran Duran,
Visage, Human League, Japan, Spandau Ballet (at least "to cut a long story
short") for sure, but most of the others are simply 80's scene bands who have
nothing whatsoever to do with the New Romatic scene. which ever of you dressed
up like freaks to go out and wear your allegiance on your sleeve? (so to speak).
you that did this know what i'm talking about, (hint to the rest, it's not
Kajagoogoo or Howard Jones)(and as much as i like them, also not Soft Cell or
OMD either), and those of you that were at Blitz club... kudos, you were the
scene starters... thanks to you for being so fucked up/the futuristic instigators
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omd, visage, duran duran, spandau ballet, a flock of seagulls, the human league, abc, haircut 100, heaven 17, adam and the ants, ultravox, blancemange, japan, the buggles, landscapes, depeche mode, dead or alive, altered images, tears for fears, yazoo.
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