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A brilliantly filmed documentary from Jack Bond showing Adam slowly working ...
on 21 May 2015
A brilliantly filmed documentary from Jack Bond showing Adam slowly working at getting his career back on track gigging for the first time in over fifteen years around London. Building up from small venues and leading up to a big open air gig in Hyde Park the live footage and choice of songs featured here is fantastic and refreshingly original.
It would have been easy to film and put together a “Greatest Hits” package but no, Jack Bond instead opts for the brilliant early stuff – You’re so Physical, Christian Dior, Red Scab, Press Darlings, Plastic Surgery and Beat my Guest – and it works so well.
It’s a bit uncomfortable watching at the beginning as we can clearly see Adam is not quite mentally stable at times but as the film progresses you see Adam back in control and this is lovely to see. I admire him so much for what he’s suffered, endured and finally put behind him, it’s great to have him back playing gigs and recording. Long may it continue.
If I have any complaints then it’s just this – I would have like to have seen Adam auditioning and rehearsing the band and I’m also left wondering about what happened to the results of the Paris recording session? And perhaps more live footage from the London gigs could have been included as an extra?
Adam Ant, a brilliant, original eccentric? Yes, yes and yes, but I would also add genius to that because genius he truly is.