“Friend Or Foe” by Adam Ant - album review

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TJR says

When you get a number one, The only way is down, And if you have a sticky patch, They start looking, start looking around”. Never let it be said our dandy highwayman wasn't self-aware. “Here Comes The Grump”'s reflection of the artistic obituary is premature, for this is another wonderful release with allure from first to last, despite being liberally doused with oodles of showbiz razzmatazz. Having disbanded Adam and The Ants in the springtime, the main man wasted little time in producing the follow up to “Prince Charming”. Six months was all it took from the split to the solo album being in the shops. The best right hand man in the business, Marco Pironi, retains a key-role in writing and arrangement; it's chock-full of fantastic driving beats and the big brassy overtones are a joy. That's before we get to that wry sense of humour and lyrical bite. Undoubted friend.

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A1 [03:22] 8.9.png Adam Ant - Friend Or Foe (Stuart Goddard, Marco Pirroni) New Wave
A2 [03:52] 8.6.png Adam Ant - Something Girls (Stuart Goddard, Marco Pirroni) Pop
A3 [02:50] 9.4.png Adam Ant - Place In The Country (Stuart Goddard, Marco Pirroni) Pop
A4 [04:14] 7.8.png Adam Ant - Desperate But Not Serious (Stuart Goddard, Marco Pirroni) Cerebral Pop
A5 [03:35] 9.2.png Adam Ant - Here Comes The Grump (Stuart Goddard, Marco Pirroni) New Wave
A6 [02:37] 7.2.png Adam Ant - Hello, I Love You (Jim Morrison, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek, John Densmore) Cerebral Pop
B1 [03:28] 8.8.png Adam Ant - Goody Two Shoes (Stuart Goddard, Marco Pirroni) Pop
B2 [02:44] 9.9.png Adam Ant - Crackpot History And The Right To Lie (Stuart Goddard, Marco Pirroni) Cerebral Pop
B3 [03:28] 7.9.png Adam Ant - Made Of Money (Stuart Goddard, Marco Pirroni) Pop
B4 [02:56] 8.0.png Adam Ant - Cajun Twisters (Stuart Goddard, Marco Pirroni) New Wave
B5 [03:03] 8.0.png Adam Ant - Try This For Sighs (Stuart Goddard, Marco Pirroni) Pop
B6 [03:27] 7.5.png Adam Ant - Man Called Marco (Stuart Goddard, Marco Pirroni) New Wave

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