Tuesday, June 14, 2016

CD Review: Johnny Normal Relives The Adam And The Ants Classic "Kings Of The Wild Frontier"

U.K. new wave rock band Adam And The Ants had a major hit with their second album "Kings Of The Wild Frontier." It topped the charts in their home country and they began to make a name for themselves here in the U.S. Now 35 years later, electronic/post-punk rocker Johnny Normal is reviving the album with a new complete makeover, with the help of original Adam And The Ants guitarist Marco Pirroni.

The twelve-song album begins with the dark, synthesizer-fueled rhythm of "Dog Eat Dog." Pirroni steps in to lend a hand on the dance/pop rhythm of "Ant Music" and the electronic punk sound of "Feed Me To The Lions." While Johnny's vocals may not reach the heights of Adam Ant's, he does his best on "Ants Invasion" and "Kings Of The Wild Frontier," while Pirroni's guitar continues to make it's presence known, giving a rock edge to the songs electronic dance rhythms. The intensity of "Don't Be Square (Be There)" sounds like its from the industrial rock revolution of the late-seventies, while "Making History" is modern electro-pop gold. To find out more about Johnny Normal's latest release "Kings Of The Wild Frontier," please visit johnnynormal.net

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