God­dard dis­cov­ers An­ti­dote in mu­sic

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - CLUBBING -

has bat­tled men­tal ill­ness – un­able to play his gui­tar or write a song lyric for seven years – but Bri­tish ’80s pop star Adam Ant (pic­tured) has over­come his demons and learnt that mu­sic is the great­est av­enue to ex­press emo­tions. Hav­ing en­joyed two years of in­ter­na­tional suc­cess with Adam And The Ants, the singer – Stu­art God­dard – was known for his quirky dress sense and zany mu­sic videos. His first al­bum in 17 years, Adam Ant Is the Blue­black Hus­sar in Mar­ry­ing the Gun­ner’s Daugh­ter, will be re­leased later this year. Cold Zom­bie is about is about the fuzz of manic de­pres­sion when God­dard could not imag­ine per­form­ing again. ‘‘It was a trip to hell and any­body who has ever suf­fered manic de­pres­sion will agree you to­tally break down as a hu­man be­ing and want to give up,’’ he says. ‘‘Now I ap­pre­ci­ate what a great av­enue mu­sic is just to ex­press the ideas . . . ’’

Adam Ant plays The Tivoli, in Bris­bane, on Sun­day . Doors open 7pm. Tick­ets are $79 GA to $299 VIP with meet/greet and photo.

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