This fuzzy snap was shot in the basement club of the old Agora in Cleveland in December, or thereabouts, of 1982. It was a meeting arranged by the Cleveland Plain Dealer rock music writer Jane Scott for the area’s budding high school newspaper reporters. Most of them were fairly wide-eyed and star struck. I remember him being quite soft-spoken, almost shy.
Adam Ant was among the first of the Brit New Wave acts that made it relatively big in the US in the early 80s. He was already solo at this point and his Goody Two Shoes was in fairly heavy rotation. As far as I remember, that was already the beginning of the end. [If you must, check out the video here.]
Apparently, after suffering from depression in recent years, he’s staging a comeback.