Adam & The Ants - My Story

1977 - 1982...

1977

When
Where
May
05.05.77
Muswell Hill Bedroom
…..the world premier of Adam & The Ants was in a bedroom in Muswell Hill and in the audience was Poly Styrene of X-Ray Spex who liked us, and got us gigs at The Man In The Moon……..
Line Up:
Adam Ant Vocals/Guitar, Andy Warren Bass/Vocals, Lester Square, Guitar, Paul Flannagan Drums
06.05.77
Scarf Studios
Showcase for Andy Czezowski (potential manager)
07.05.77
Alaska Studios
Showcase for Falcon Stuart (potential manager)
Line Up:
Adam Ant Vocals/Guitar, Andy Warren Bass/Vocals, Mark Ryan Guitar, Paul Flannagan Drums
10.05.77
I.C.A.Theatre
…….I told them we were a country & western band to get the gig at the ICA restaurant, and we got kicked off after one song! We went on and finished at the ICA Theatre, (Between Victoria Wood and John Dowie) which was a great success….
11.05.77
18.05.77
25.05.77
Man In The Moon, Chelsea
Man In The Moon, Chelsea
Man In The Moon, Chelsea

“He called the band The Ants because he wanted to be bigger than The Beatles”
Johnny Bivouac.

Jordan Becomes Manager

Muswell Hill Tapes:
B-Side Baby, 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 (Mirror Love), Rubber People, Deutscher Girls, Whip In My Valise, Juanito The Bandito.

……..don’t go sitting in the sun, you’re new face might start to run, just forget your make-up scheme, clean your face with Mr.Sheen….. Plastic Surgery

……It’s the power of the S & M imagery which I find magnetic, it’s done with an essence of humour that just appeals to my imagination. I’m not personally into S & M…………….

Bedroom Demos 1977:
Song For Ruth Ellis, Bathroom Function, Toulouse Lautrec, Weekend Swingers, Young Parisians, Ooh That Max, Lady, Dada Rubbish, Sally Is A Brat, Rubber People, Cleopatra, Physical, Zerox, Back To Cindy, Sex Rumples The Clothing.

…if you didn’t play guitar like Eric Clapton, and if you didn’t stand there with your legs open and long hair you couldn’t get a gig for love nor money. The Sex Pistols smashed all that down and I’ll love them for it until the day I die…………

Line Up:
Adam Ant Vocals/Guitar, Andy Warren Bass/Vocals, Mark Ryan Guitar, Jordan Vocals,
Dave Barbe Drums
Stacks Image 2
Stacks Image 3
Stacks Image 4
June
02.06.77
11.06.77
20.06.77
Hornsey College Of Art (Supporting Desolation Angels) Dave Barbe
Roxy Club
Cheltenham
July
08.07.77
11.07.77
Andrew Logans Party
Vortex with Siouxsie & The Banshees & The Slits

(The Banshees set is on Bootleg)
Set List: Lou, Puerto Rican, B-Side Baby, Deutscher Girls, Dirk Wears White Sox, Fat Fun, Fall In.
14.07.77
16.07.77
18.07.77
26.07.77
01.08.77
04.08.77
24.08.77
26.08.77
26.08.77
27.08.77
28.08.77
Chappell Studios, Bond Street Demos: Plastic Surgery, Beat My Guest.
Hornsey College Of Art
Drury Lane Theatre to perform Plastic Surgery for Jubilee
Vortex
Vortex
Birmingham, Rebeccas (with Siouxsie & The Banshees)
Putney Demos: Hampstead, Lou
Putney Demos: Fat Fun, Red Scab
Crayford Town Hall, Supporting The Models (Marco Pirroni)
Putney Demo: Song For Ruth Ellis
Jacksons Lane Community Centre
August
30.08.77
Free Range Studios, Tavistock Street Demos:
Deutscher Girls, Dirk Wears White Sox, Fat Fun, Hampstead, It Doesn’t Matter, Puerto Rican.
September
06.09.77
08.09.77
13.09.77


18.09.77
19.09.77


19.09.77
28.09.77
Putney Demo: Bobby Boy
Nashville
Putney Demos:
Jubilee Boys (In Blue), Bathroom Function, Fall In, Whip Lash Dance, On Your Knees (Toulouse Lautrec), Weekend Swingers, I Know Talent, Young Parisians.
Vortex
Putney Demos:
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.
Vortex, Supporting Siouxsie & The Banshees
Camden Studio Demo: Mice In Freefall
…..with their barbed sound and jugular attack, they are not an immediate band, but the best bands never are. Unplug the jukebox kids, and learn about addiction. -Jane Suck, Sounds……….

Line Up: Adam Ant Vocals/Guitar, Andy Warren Bass/Vocals, Johnny Bivouac Guitar, Jordan Vocals,
Dave Barbe Drums
October
04.10.77
07.10.77
15.10.77
21.10.77
31.10.77
Marquee
Plymouth, Top Rank
Liverpool, Eric's
Colchester College, Supporting Siouxsie & The Banshees
Vortex
Stacks Image 5
Stacks Image 6
Stacks Image 7
November
04.11.77
07.11.77
12.11.77
London, Kings College
Vortex
Marquee
20.11.77
Chelsea Demos:
Off To Germany, The Throb (True Love), Cleopatra, Get Off You Animal, Swedish Husbands, Your’e So Physical, Simon Situation, I’m A Xerox, Not Very Well In The Head, Sit On My Face, Female Rape, Accustomed To Your Feet.
21.11.77


26.11.77
Chelsea Demos:
Sicilly, French And Black, S.S.Cowboys, Blonde Lady, Deanecrophilia, Punishment Park (Back To Cindy?), Sex Rumples The Clothing.
Marquee
December
01.12.77
09.12.77
11.12.77
16.12.77
17.12.77
26.12.77
London, Royal College Of Art
Brighton, New Regent
Marquee
The Roxy Club
Butlers Wharf, Derek Jarmans Party (two sets)
Music Machine, Supporting Siouxsie & The Banshees