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Demos
1977-1979

The following is a list of known demos recorded during the period 1977-1979.  Some of these demos have circulated among fans on poor quality bootleg cassettes, vinyl, and CDs.  A small number of these tracks are available officially on releases, such as 'Antbox', 'The Complete Radio 1 Sessions' and 'Kings Of The Wild Frontier (Remastered)'.

1977
The Muswell Hill Tapes (not in circulation)
May/June
  • B Side Baby
  • B Side Baby
  • Lou Reed Dive (Dance) (4:03)
  • Sally Is A Brat
  • Lambretta Love
  • It Doesn't Matter
  • Sainsbury Girl
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Puerto Rican
  • Nietzsche Baby
  • Dirk Wears White Sox
  • Greta X (Mirror Love)
  • Rubber People
  • Deutscher Girls
  • Whip In My Valise
  • Rubber People
  • Juanito The Bandito

'The Muswell Hill Tapes'
Chappell Studios, Bond Street
Produced by Danny Beckerman and Will Malone
Recorded by Adam Ant, Mark Ryan, Andy Warren and Dave Barbe
14 July
  • Plastic Surgery (4:40)
  • Beat My Guest (2:06)
 
Free Range Studios, Tavistock Street (aka 'The Jubilee Demos')
Produced by Adam Ant
Recorded by Adam Ant, Mark Ryan, Andy Warren and Dave Barbe
30 August
  • Deutscher Girls (2:37)
  • Dirk Wears White Sox (3:14)
  • Fat Fun (1:20)
  • Hampstead* (1:56)
  • It Doesn't Matter (1:47)
  • Puerto Rican (2:04)

* Released on 'Antbox'
 

 
The Putney Tapes (not in circulation)
24 August
14:00-18:00
  • Hampstead
  • Lou (Coke Joke)

'The Putney Tapes'
26 August
12:00-14:00
  • Fat Fun
  • Red Scab
27 August
12:00-15:30
  • Song For Ruth Ellis
6 September
12:00-13:30
  • Bobby Boy
13 September
10:00-17:00
  • Jubilee Boys (In Blue)
  • Bathroom Function
  • Fall In
  • Whip Lash Dance
  • On Your Knees (Toulouse Lautrec)
  • Weekend Swingers
  • I Know Talent
  • Young Parisians
19 September
  • Ooh That Max
  • My Way
  • It's So Hard
  • Beatle Boy
  • I Saw A Lady
  • Hooray I'm A Hetro
  • Rubbish (Da Da)
  • 9:30 Heartbreak
  • London Sound
Camden Studio (unknown studio)
28 September
  • Mice In Freefall (4:29)
 
The Chelsea Tapes (not in circulation)
20 November
19:00-00:00
  • Off To Germany
  • The Throb (True Love)
  • Cleopatra
  • Get Off You Animal
  • Swedish Husbands
  • You're So Physical
  • Simon Situation
  • I'm A Xerox
  • Not Very Well In The Head
  • Sit On My Face
  • Female Rape
  • Accustomed To Your Feet

'Mice In Freefall'and
'The Chelsea Tapes'
21 November
  • Sicily
  • French And Black
  • S.S. Cowboys
  • Blonde Lady
  • Deanecrophilia
  • Saturday AM Pix
  • Punishment Park
  • Sex Rumples The Clothing
Home Demos (~40m)
It is probable that this is a compilation from the Muswell Hill, Putney and Chelsea tapes
Putney?
  • Song For Ruth Ellis
  • Bathroom Function
  • Toulouse Lautrec (Get On Your Knees)
  • Weekend Swingers
  • Young Parisians
  • Ooh That Max
  • I Saw A Lady
  • Da Da (Rubbish)
 
Muswell Hill?
  • Sally Is A Brat
  • Rubber People
 
Chelsea?
  • Cleopatra
  • You're So Physical
  • I'm A Xerox
  • Back To Cindy (Punishment Park?)
  • Sex Rumples The Clothing
 
Ant New Set (not in circulation)
A previously unknown tape
Unknown
  • Nietsche Baby
  • Sally Is A Brat
  • Deutscher Girls
  • That Max
  • Rubber People
  • Bathroom Function
  • Ruth E
  • Doesn't Matter
  • Weekend Swinger
  • Rubbish
  • Greta X
  • Puerto Rican
  • You're So Physical
  • I Saw A Lady
  • Lou
  • Young Parisians
 
1978
Peel Session 1 - BBC Maida Vale Studios
Produced by Tony Wilson
Recorded by Adam Ant, Jordan, Johnny Bivouac, Andy Warren and Dave Barbe
23 January
  • Deutscher Girls* (2:38)
  • Puerto Rican* (2:09)
  • It Doesn't Matter* (1:57)
  • Lou* (4:02)
 
  * Released on 'The Complete Radio 1 Sessions'
 
Virtual Earth Studios, Winchester Mews (aka 'Adam And Dave')
Produced by Adam Ant
Recorded by Adam Ant and Dave Barbe
6 April
  • Young Parisians (2:12)
  • Il Duce (2:30)
  • Punk In The Supermarket (2:19)

'Virtual Earth Tape'
Virtual Earth Studios, Winchester Mews
Produced by Adam Ant
Recorded by Adam Ant, Andy Warren and Dave Barbe
15 May
  • Young Parisians* (2:21)
  • Lady/Catch A Falling Star* (5:10)

* Released on 'Antbox'
 

Peel Session 2 - BBC Maida Vale Studios
Produced by Tony Wilson
Recorded by Adam Ant, Mathew Ashman, Andy Warren and Dave Barbe
10 July
  • Zerox* (3:19)
  • Friends* (3:11)
  • You're So Physical* (3:06)
  • Cleopatra* (3:27)
 
  * Released on 'The Complete Radio 1 Sessions'
 
Notting Hill Gate Tapes (not in circulation)
25-27 July
  • Never Trust A Man
  • Tabletalk
  • Widelegged And Eyeless
  • Catholic Day
  • Underwear
  • Christian Dior
  • Day I Met God
  • Henry And His Baby
  • The Ant
  • Schwarzkogler
  • The Idea
  • Of Animals And Men
  • Why Do Girls Love Big Horses
  • Foreign
  • Soul Boys (Rude Boys)
  • Broken Heart (Ditto Contract)
  • Family Of Noise
  • Cartrouble
 
Additional previously unknown tracks listed on a piece of paper inside the tape box
c. July
  • Rudolph Schwarzgoggler
  • Soulboys
  • Jelly Baby
  • Underwear
  • Contract
  • The Beautiful
  • Bad Week
  • Foreign
 
Decca Studios, Broadhurst Gardens, West Hampstead
Produced by Adam Ant
Recorded by Adam Ant, Mathew Ashman, Andy Warren and Dave Barbe
c. August
  • Physical (3:04)
  • Friends (3:18)
  • Zerox [version 1] (3:21)
  • It Doesn't Matter (2:23)
  • Cleopatra (3:23)
  • B-Side Baby (2:18)
 
 
  • Whip In My Valise (4:01)
  • Bathroom Function* (2:07)
  • Never Trust A Man (3:34)
  • Rubber People* (3:30)
  • Red Scab (4:34)
  • Catholic Day (3:13)
  • Fall In (1:36)
  • Juanito The Bandito (4:23)
 
 
  • Zerox [version 2] (2:38)

* Released on 'Antbox'
 

 
Island Studios, Basing Street, Notting Hill Gate
Produced by Jo Julian and Adam Ant
Recorded by Adam Ant, Mathew Ashman, Andy Warren and Dave Barbe
26 August
  • Lady (1:56)
  • Young Parisians (2:10)
 
RAK Studios, Charlbert Street
Produced by Snips
Recorded by Adam Ant, Mathew Ashman, Andy Warren and Dave Barbe
14 November
  • Kick (1:39)
 
Decca Studios, Broadhurst Gardens, West Hampstead (aka 'The Croydon Demos')
Produced by Adam Ant
Recorded by Adam Ant, Mathew Ashman, Andy Warren and Dave Barbe
10 December
  • Day I Met God (3:16)
  • Boil In The Bag Man* (2:39)
  • Christian Dior (3:18)
  • Song For Ruth Ellis* (4:04)
  • Family Of Noise (3:31)

* Released on 'Antbox'
 

 
1979
Peel Session 3 - BBC Maida Vale Studios
Produced by Tony Wilson
Recorded by Adam Ant, Mathew Ashman, Andy Warren and Dave Barbe
26 March
  • Ligotage* (3:03)
  • Tabletalk* (5:05)
  • Animals And Men* (2:36)
  • Never Trust A Man* (3:07)
 
  * Released on 'The Complete Radio 1 Sessions'
 
SGS Studios (not in circulation)
Produced by Adam Ant
Recorded by Adam Ant and Dave Barbe
30 October
  • Mice In Freefall
  • Secret Art (5:08)
  • Spell It To The Marines
  • Henry And His Baby (2:33)
  • Violin Fights
  • Killer (4:32)
  • The Man Who Had His Hair Cut Short
  • Picasso Visits The Planet Of The Apes (3:58)
  • Omelette From Outer Space* (3:06)

* Released on 'Kings Of The Wild Frontier'
 

 

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