Adam Ant takes me back. One of my earliest memories was the video to ‘Prince Charming’. I don’t know whether it was *actually* 1981 the first time I saw it, but then why would it have been on telly later?! The 1980s aren’t known for their Sky Plus. I remember being obsessed with it, regardless.
Anyway, this song – I remember hearing it at youth club where I’m from, but much, much later than 1982 (possibly 1987, but what are you gonna do?). From that point onwards I had no idea who it was. Probably stupidly. That hook, though – ‘Don’t drink, don’t smoke, what do you do?’ stuck with me and it was years, if not decades, before I worked it out. The 1990s aren’t known for their Shazam.
Forget all that – he’s still touring to this day and looks pretty damn good if you ask me.