Stand and deliver... a costume if you please: This iconic military jacket was originally used in the1968 film The Charge Of The Light Brigade as a costume for one of the doomed British cavalry officers. Adam Ant spotted it in1980 in the Angels’ military department while searching for a dramatic new look for his New Romantic music
Adam and the Ants was a new wave band during the late 1970s and early 1980s. It was one of the bands at the time that marked the transition from the ’70s punk rock era to the new-wave post punk-music era. Although the band started off with a punk-influenced sound, it soon moved on to New Wave motivated by new sources such as the drum-heavy “Burundi Beat” heard on “Dog Eat Dog”.