Thursday, June 21, 2007

'Stand and Deliver!' by Adam and the Ants

From Adam Ant, the song (and clip) that made him King of the Wild Frontier, and the coolest of the Young Romantic Highwaymen of the 20th Century, 'Stand and Deliver!'

'Stand and Deliver! Your money or your life!
And even though you fool your soul, your conscience will be mine!'

'I've spent my cash on looking flash
And grabbing your attention!
The devil take your stereo and your record collection...'

Moving from the sublime to the ridiculous, I'll include the clip of 'Prince Charming'
here as well:

'Silk or leather, or a feather,
Respect yourself and all of those around you...

Don't you ever
Don't you ever
Lower yourself
Forgetting all your standards...

Prince Charming
Prince Charming:
Ridicule is nothing to be scared of.'

The Manifesto of the Young Romantics Movement in the 1980s. The swashbuckling instinct never quite dies out in any case. There is no doubt that Johnny Depp took his inspiration for Jack Sparrow from Adam Ant!

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