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 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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