Manners And Physique CD
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Manners & Physique - Adam Ant [CD]
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As such, this special edition is somewhat of a failure insofar as special editions usually include more than one "new" song. There could have been three "new" songs and fewer remixes.
I'll get it anyway, but I hope the missing songs are released digitally to make up for the oversight.
One thing I like about Adam is that he's a huge Marc Bolan (T. Rex) fan, and it shows in his image and music. Like Bolan, Adam's albums from "Prince Charming" to "Wonderful" have shown various shifts in style. "Prince Charming" and "Friend or Foe" = the Dandy; "Strip"= The Romantic; "Viva Le Rock"= Space Age Cowboy;" and "Manners & Physique"= 90's GQ model.
"Manners and Physique" is a Dance album, pure and simple. It is a far cry from the tribal rhythms and harmonies found on his albums with the Ants and "Friend or Foe" through "Viva;" but on its own, it works. It works as a great dance album, and as yet another incarnation in Adam Ant's personas.
Okay, if it's so good, why wasn't it more popular? Good question! There were two singles form the album, "Room at the Top" and the excellent "Can't Set Rules About Love." "Room" had some major MTV airplay, and was a minor dance hit in the US; while "Rules" charted in the UK, but not the US. My feeling is that if this album had been released a few years earlier, it might have done better.
With the shift of mainstream music to grunge and the onset of Hip Hop, "Manners & Physique" really didn't fit into any play list. As a result, it dropped like a stone. This is also the reason that Adam's former label MCA decided to shelve the follow up to "Manners," 1993's excellent "Persuasion." Even though this album was shelved, booted copies have leaked out.Read more ›
However the downside to the album is the extra tracks! I have never been a fan of remixes I think it marrs the overall masterpiece! As was said in one of the other reviews, there were much better tracks that could have been added, Adam has managed to have a great musical career and has influenced people as diverse as Marylin Manson/Nine Inch Nails/Elastica e.t.c and I think he thouroughly deserved the Q Icon Award!
I would like to see him back on the musical circuit as the music scene is DIRE! and could do with a real musical genius as a pose to the plastic X Factor music we are constantly bombarded with! Talent is discovered and not an oven ready chicken!
Adam! Manners & Physique is fantastic! If you keep on doing what you do we will all be happy!
As a fan I'm happy to have it in my collection and will listen to it, but I wouldn't recommend to an Ant newbie.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I'd forgotten what good music he did without the Ants, love Room At The TopPublished 8 months ago by S. Macpherson
Had this album on tape which got damaged so needed it to complete my much loved Adam Ant collection. Great album, would recommend.Published 14 months ago by Mrs Charlotte Ann Evans
Awesome! Love's this album for years and now with all of the bonuses it is truly a gem. Very recommendedPublished on 10 Feb. 2014 by Mark
this cd was purchases for my son who as give 10 out 10 for delvery has he is a fan of Adam AntPublished on 9 July 2013 by trucker