I found this 7” single in a bargain bin and bought it on a whim. ADX are a UK punk band that normally goes by the name The Adicts. I have no idea why the name change for this single. This band still performs today, as a quick internet search shows that they are playing a gig at the House of Blues in San Diego, CA as I write this. The lead singer, who goes by the name Monkey, wears makeup and a bowler hat, apparently in reference to “A Clockwork Orange.” It feels a little odd to discover a band that’s been recording for over 30 years that I’ve never even heard of.
Well, Bowie’s birthday was a couple of days ago. (Serendipitously right after my last post.) And today’s Pat Benatar’s birthday. Gotta salute the queen of rock by posting a song of hers. This is one you may not have heard before. It’s a track from the 1984 re-release of Fritz Lang’s “Metropolis,” which had a rock soundtrack spearheaded by Giorgio Moroder.