FRIEND OR FOE - Adam's first solo album kicks off with this title track carrying on with a more polished sound than "Prince Charming". More mature with the orchestration sounds and brass but still with the big percussion. This track reached number 9 in the singles chart as the second single. Its jaunty uptempo beat combined with the usual vocal improvisations of wah wah's and the like merged to make a catchy tune.
SOMETHING GIRLS - One of my favourite Ant tracks, its innuendo laden, mid tempo and full of whoops and whistles and yet a kind of ballad. It has a really dirty but sexy sounding backing. Adam sings his best crooner style. The catchy sing along chorus makes this a hit for me.
PLACE IN THE COUNTRY - Big, brash and Jazz/Pop fusion, always loved this track. You can't help but sing along, its fast paced and you need to take a quick breath! Love it, really good song.
DESPERATE BUT NOT SERIOUS - Another ballad, Ant style. A good Pop Rock track in my opinon. A pulsating beat with Adam's breathy vocals merging superbly. It has a moody and melancholic feel but packs a punch. Criminally ignored on the UK chart only reaching number 33. It is a classy track.
HERE COMES THE GRUMP - With its whimsical sound you would think this was an upbeat positive song. It's actually a stark warning to would be Pop stars about the pressure of staying at the top. A moody slice of realist Pop Rock. Another catchy chorus too.
HELLO I LOVE YOU - Proving Adam could rock out with the best of them covering The Doors classic. I wasn't much into The Doors but I love this track, a proper Rock workout, pumping beat and lots of brass and guitars. Great stuff.
GOODY TWO SHOES - Adam's debut single under his own name solely. Hitting number 1 in 1982 it had an infectious beat and catchy chorus with Adam mocking the press who wrote about his supposed "wild lifestyle". A real foot tapper and a simple classic.
CRACKPOT HISTORY AND THE RIGHT TO LIE - This was never one of my favourite Ant tracks, in fact probably the weakest on this album. It doesn't seem to go anywhere, definitely a filler. It is repetitive with some Country sounding vocals. Not for me although some may disagree.
MADE OF MONEY - This is a great track, catchy chorus, a little repetitive but it works. Fits in well with the album's big, loud brass orchestration mixed with Pop and Rock segments. Another gem here on a vastly underrated album.
CAJUN TWISTERS - This is a strange one, and I still to this day am not sure of it. It sounds a little like a demo from the "Prince Charming" album in its composition. It is a bit of everything yet sparse in volume. Unusual.
TRY THIS FOR SIGHS - Similar in style to "Made Of Money", great catchy chorus, pumping beat and uptempo backing. Another one of my favourite sing along tracks.
MAN CALLED MARCO - Long time music partner Marco Pirroni takes control here with a really nice instrumental guitar track to finish the album. Marco even has a few spoken words in this, a rarity in itself.