Adam and the Ants – “Stand & Deliver!”

The Sleeve:
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The Liner/Sleeve Notes:
None.

Personal Review:
 This is the one Adam Ant song that got me into loving Adam Ant as much as I do, though I really don’t have as much Adam Ant in my collection as I’d like to – I do have every album digitally.

 So, the A-Side opens with my favorite Adam Ant song – “Stand and Deliver” – it starts with some trumpet (bugle, perhaps?) playing, then drumming in the sound of horse hooves, Adam shouts the song title and a horse makes noises, and we go into the song! It’s honestly a great song, and Adam is great. The chorus is great, the whole song is great. I love Adam Ant. I love this song. Unfortunately, like all great songs it comes to an end.

 The B-Side is the song “Beat My Guest” which opens with a pretty heavy guitar solo, and it goes off into a pretty loud punk sounding song – then again, Adam started off as a punk singer long before he was a New Wave singer. It’s a great song though. Not many people can pull off the whole pirate look like Adam can. He does it well. It’s a great song, and the whole single rocks.

Interesting Facts:
None.

Track Listing:
A – Stand and Deliver

B – Beat My Guest

Label:
Epic

Catalog Number:
49-02193

Studio Musicians & Other Album Credits:
Words & Music – Ant / Marco
Produced by Chris Hughes
Engineer – Alan Douglas
Record Made by Marco, Terry Lee Miall, Merrick, Adam Ant & Gary Tibbs
Makeup – Jayne Vincent
Styled by Charles David Whiteing at Bermans & Nathans
Clothes by Eve
Photographs – Alan Ballard
Design by Jules and Adam Ant
Astrological Symbols Courtesy of HMSO Copyright

Other Albums I Own by Adam & the Ants:
Friend or Foe

Released:
1981

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