Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Musical Interlude: Goody Two-Shoes (1982)

Here's a gem from the Golden Age of MTV.

Adam Ant, minus the Ants, released a solo record, "Friend or Foe", in 1982. It seemed at the time that just about anything from the CBS Records family of labels (Columbia, Epic, et al, now part of Sony-BMG) was assured of heavy MTV airplay. The first single, "Goody Two-Shoes", presents Adam as a playboy who quickly charms a reporter into losing her inhibitions.

Y'see, pilgrims, I didn't get to see any of the Ants' videos until after I'd seen this back in the day, and if I had to pick a favorite from that period, it'd be "Antmusic". Anyway, from Adam's VEVO channel, here's "Goody Two-Shoes":


magicdog said...

I always liked this tune (which still turns up on various radio stations). It had this retro quality about it - something from the big band era or perhaps a bit of rockabilly flavor.

Another fave of mine from Adam Ant was "Strip".

hobbyfan said...

I love this song, largely for the horn section and the sight gags in the video.