Adam Ant (born Stuart Leslie Goddard, 3 November 1954, Marylebone, London) is an English musician who gained popularity as the lead singer of New Wave/post-punk group Adam and the Ants and later as a solo artist, scoring ten UK top ten hits between 1980 and 1983, including three No.1s. Ant was also a star in America where he not only scored a string of hit singles and albums, but was once voted sexiest man in America by the viewers of MTV. He is also an actor, having appeared in over two dozen films or television episodes between 1985 and 2003.
In 1985 Adam Ant released his third solo album, titled Vive Le Rock.
The album was a realization of the new “rockers in space” ethic and look Adam Ant had begun with the hit UK single “Apollo 9” in September 1984, which peaked at #13. Many say Vive Le Rock’s failure was that Adam’s new concept did not click with the buying public. However, one can attest the failure of the album to the fact that it was so long in coming; Apollo 9 was a hit a year before Vive Le Rock’s release.
Remixes from the UK 12″ single courtesy of Francois Kevorkian and Ron Germain.
Apollo 9 (Splashdown Re-Mix) 6:46
Apollo 9 (Instrumental Splashdown) 5:55
Apollo 9 (Accapella Reprise) 1:29