Anglo For Your Ear: Adam and the Ants’ “Stand and Deliver”

Twenty-seven years ago, this was the No. 1 song in the UK. For five weeks. Adam Ant plays quite the swishbuckler in this campy-to-the-extreme video, wearing more makeup than any of the various female sex objects shown here. God bless the ’80s and their ever-present queer sensibility.

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.
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