Adam And The Ants - Stand And Deliver

Adam And The Ants - Stand And Deliver

Original Release Date

1981

Release Information

UK 7" 1981 (CBS - CBS A 1065)
US 12" 1981 (Epic - 49-02193)

A Stand And Deliver 3:08
B Beat My Guest 3:11

Chart Placings

UK Chart Hit: 1, 15 wks

Credits

Words and music by Ant/Marco
Produced by Chris Hughes
Engineer: Alan Douglas
This record was made by Marco, Terry Lee Miall, Merrick, Adam Ant and new buccaneer Gary Tibbs
Makeup by Jayne Vincent
Styled by Charles David Whiteing at Bermans and Nathans

Additional Credits

Adam Ant - vocals
Marco Pirroni - guitar
Gary Tibbs - bass
Terry Lee Miall - drums
Merrick - drums

Reviews & Opinions

PUNKY GIBBON: A different version of the best song on the soon-to-be-released Prince Charming, and a new highwayman image/video. The B-Side is full-throttle punk rock like it's 1977 all over again and probably didn't last long on the turntables of Ant's new fans. It's glorious. The A-Side is a love-it-or-loathe-it novelty number. I loathe it.

DANNY BAKER, NME, 1981: "Who is that dashing young chap riding the fiery charger into the night? Who is he that sits tall in the saddle capturing all the ladies' jewellery and hearts? Musket in hand and gleam in his eye- why, it's none other than Tommy Steele in Columbia's 1968 clinker Where's Jack? But soft, who comes in the slipstream? Up aloft a pantomime nag with training wheels, here comers the man of the hour! A video crew at his heels, a tri-cornered hat on his head, and the words "meeting Margaret was the biggest thrill of my life" playing about his lips. Adam Ant! With his trusted band of wandering minstrels bringing up the rear! What a life! (No ordinary sound effects, for Adam employs two chaps to bang together the empty halves of coconut). 'Stand and Deliver' is from no LP. 'Stand and Deliver' goes straight in at number one! 'Stand and Deliver' stretches the joke a touch thinner. And as he gallops by, splashing mud in the critic's face, we shout off into the night after this unstoppable rapscallion, "Take heed, Adam Ant! We'll see you dance at the end of a yardarm yet!" The rogue rends the night with his cackle..".

Additional Notes

The UK pressing came initially in a poster sleeve, then a standard sleeve. CBS also issued a so-called "Pix 'n' Lycs" sleeve, a short-lived gimmick where you got a fancy sleeve but NO record! The US edition was 12" only and had a different sleeve again.

The cover on these singles lists the main song as 'Stand & Deliver!' but there is no exclamation marks on the labels. Although Gary Tibbs is credited on bass, it was actually Adam who played said instrument on these two recordings.

Images

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UK 7" 1981 (CBS - CBS A 1065). Click here for more

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UK 7" 1981 (CBS - CBS A 1065). Poster Sleeve. Click here for more

Adam And The Ants - Stand And Deliver - UK 7" 1981 (CBS - CBS A 1065) UK 7" 1981 (CBS - CBS A 1065) Pix n Lycs SleeveAdam And The Ants - Stand And Deliver - UK 7" 1981 (CBS - CBS A 1065) UK 7" 1981 (CBS - CBS A 1065) Pix n Lycs Sleeve

UK 7" 1981 (CBS - CBS A 1065) Pix n Lycs Sleeve. Scans from the excellent adam-ant.net

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US 12" 1981 (Epic - 49-02193). Click here for more

 

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