Thinking about Adam Ant makes me remember how transfixed my three brothers and I were by MTV in late 1981 and early 1982. We couldn't wait to get home from school so we could sit for hours in front of the television. My mom and dad became very concerned about our obsession with it. We were excited by the the music we heard because it was not being played on the radio in New Orleans. And while most of the videos were goofy and low quality, they were still mesmerizing. It was a potent combination of new music and a new medium for showcasing the artists and their songs.
I want that MTV.
|Adam a la Andy Warhol