Adam And The Ants – Prince Charming
CD Album, remastered 2006
This album was made in the height of Ant-madness and one can hear a bigger budget but also very much conscious of the fact that it needs to do something newish compared to the last album, which of course is a masterpiece. In other words we have the curse of the second album following a strong debut album. “Five Gun West” is not new, and goes back to the sound of their Kings Of The Wild Frontier. And that is good because it is the super uber sound of Morricone filtered through the Adam magic. Also the mix or the recording is much milder compared to the last album. It needs that extra amount of chaos or being abandoned by the violence of the beat. Nevertheless there are the (and rightfully so) classics here such as the above song, “Stand and Deliver” and “Prince Charming” of course. Also one gets the feeling that everything that need to be said was said on Kings Of The Wild Frontier. But on the other hand there are traces of something new...