Antics in the Forbidden Zone

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Antics in the Forbidden Zone
Compilation album by Adam Ant
Released October 1990
Genre New wave, post-punk
Length 73:42
Label Epic
Producer Gregg Geller, Adam Ant, Chris Hughes, Marco Pirroni, Phil Collins, Tony Visconti
Adam Ant chronology
Vive Le Rock
(1985)
Antics in the Forbidden Zone
(1990)
Manners & Physique
(1990)

Antics in the Forbidden Zone is a compilation album and accompanying video by the English new wave musician Adam Ant, published in October 1990 by Epic Records. The collection spans the years 1979 to 1985, including Ant's time as frontman of Adam and the Ants with selections from Dirk Wears White Sox (1979), Kings of the Wild Frontier (1980), and Prince Charming (1981), as well as his first three solo albums, Friend or Foe (1982), Strip (1983), and Vive Le Rock (1985). It includes all of the singles from these releases along with additional selections from each album as well as "Beat My Guest", a song previously released as the B-side to "Stand and Deliver". The video release, published by Sony Music Distribution, collects all thirteen music videos both from the band and from Ant's solo career up to that point.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Chris Woodstra of Allmusic gave Antics in the Forbidden Zone four and a half stars out of five, praising it as "the most comprehensive overview of the band" and "an essential part of any new wave collection"[1] He also remarked of the video release that "These groundbreaking videos, while primitive by today's standards, were as important to this band's success as was the music."[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Adam Ant and Marco Pirroni, except where noted. 

Album
No. Title Writer(s) Producer Length
1. "Zerox" (from Dirk Wears White Sox, 1979) Ant Ant 3:45
2. "Whip in My Valise" (from Dirk Wears White Sox, 1979) Ant Ant 3:57
3. "Car Trouble" (from Dirk Wears White Sox, 1979) Ant Chris Hughes 3:24
4. "Kick" (from Dirk Wears White Sox, 1979) Ant Hughes 2:06
5. "Kings of the Wild Frontier" (from Kings of the Wild Frontier, 1980)   Hughes 3:53
6. "Antmusic" (from Kings of the Wild Frontier, 1980)   Hughes 3:34
7. "Dog Eat Dog" (from Kings of the Wild Frontier, 1980)   Hughes 3:06
8. "Los Rancheros" (from Kings of the Wild Frontier, 1980)   Hughes 3:26
9. "Killer in the Home" (from Kings of the Wild Frontier, 1980)   Hughes 4:18
10. "Stand and Deliver" (from Prince Charming, 1981)   Hughes 3:33
11. "Beat My Guest" (from "Stand and Deliver", 1981) Ant Hughes 3:10
12. "Prince Charming" (from Prince Charming, 1981)   Hughes 3:16
13. "Ant Rap" (from Prince Charming, 1981)   Hughes 3:23
14. "Desperate But Not Serious" (from Friend or Foe, 1982)   Ant, Pirroni 4:12
15. "Place in the Country" (from Friend or Foe, 1982)   Ant, Pirroni 2:50
16. "Friend or Foe" (from Friend or Foe, 1982)   Ant, Pirroni 2:50
17. "Goody Two Shoes" (from Friend or Foe, 1982)   Ant, Pirroni 3:22
18. "Strip" (from Strip, 1983)   Phil Collins 3:58
19. "Puss 'n Boots" (from Strip, 1983)   Collins 4:01
20. "Apollo 9" (from Vive Le Rock, 1985)   Tony Visconti 3:20
21. "Vive Le Rock" (from Vive Le Rock, 1985)   Visconti 3:39
Total length:
73:42
Video
No. Title Director Length
1. "Kings of the Wild Frontier"     3:53
2. "Dog Eat Dog"     3:06
3. "Antmusic"     3:34
4. "Stand and Deliver"     3:33
5. "Prince Charming"     3:16
6. "Ant Rap"     3:23
7. "Goody Two Shoes"     3:22
8. "Friend or Foe"     2:50
9. "Desperate But Not Serious"     4:12
10. "Puss 'n Boots"     4:01
11. "Strip"     3:58
12. "Apollo 9"     3:20
13. "Vive Le Rock"     3:39
Total length:
50:00

Personnel[edit]

  • Adam Ant – vocals, guitar, piano, harmonica, bass guitar
  • Matthew Ashman – guitar, piano (tracks 1–4)
  • David Barbe – percussion (tracks 1–4)
  • Andrew Warren – bass guitar (tracks 1–4)
  • Marco Pirroni – guitar (tracks 5–21)
  • Kevin Mooney – bass guitar (tracks 5–9)
  • Chris Hughes – drums (tracks 5–13)
  • Terry Lee Miall – drums (tracks 5–13)
  • Gary Tibbs – bass guitar (tracks 10–13)
  • Bogdan Wiczling – drums, percussion (tracks 14–17, 20 & 21)
  • Martin Drover – trumpet, flugelhorn (tracks 14–17)
  • Jeff Daly – saxophone (tracks 14–17)
  • Phil Collins – drums (tracks 18 & 19)
  • Anni-Frid Lyngstad – female vocals (track 18)
  • Chris Constantinou – bass guitar, backing vocals (tracks 20 & 21)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Woodstra, Chris. "Antics in the Forbidden Zone (album) Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 16 December 2009. 
  2. ^ Woodstra, Chris. "Antics in the Forbidden Zone (video) Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 16 December 2009.