LET THERE BE DRUMS: An Interview With David Barbarossa

David Barbarossa is, undoubtedly, a man of many skins.  He was part of the early punk scene as drummer in the original line-up of Adam and The Ants.  As we all know, when Malcolm McLaren took the band’s managerial reins, ...

BOOK REVIEW: “Mud Sharks”, Dave Barbarossa

Mud Sharks is the first novel written by former Adam & The (original) Ants and Bow Wow Wow drummer Dave Barbarossa and it is a remarkable debut.  A powerful story of a young man’s journey from a painful adolescence into ...

Bottom Feeders: The Rock End of the ’80s, Part 1


So, did you expect to see me here this week? The thought of taking a break after last week’s post crossed my mind, but only briefly. In addition to having all the songs that charted on the Hot 100 in ...

Lost in the ’80s: The Top 15 New-Wave Songs — Ever!

If you’ve been reading this column for the past four years or so, you may remember me calling out certain songs as one of “the top blahblah new-wave songs ever.” I’ve done it a few times, as I recall ...

The Friday Mixtape: 7/31/09

We, at the site, really do strive to bring the coolest stuff possible to the readers and I think you’d agree our commitment pays off. But sometimes things float through our transom that ...

Lost in the ’80s: Wide Boy Awake

Here’s an example of a great song that couldn’t be confined to a B-side. Wide Boy Awake was Adam & the Ants bassist Kevin Mooney’s first project after splitting from the Ants following 1980’s Kings of the Wild Frontier. ...