I have always liked Adam and the Ants, and yes, even as a 19 year old I "got" what this album was all about. I like Adam Ant for the same reason I often like Prince, the cheeky bawdy lyrics done with panache...What can I say except Adam Ant brings out the kinkier aspects of my nature?
I have all his CD's but unlike most this one still gets decent play and yes, I do find the entire CD quite captivating.
When I was a teenaged girl, I was often taunted with the nickname "Goody Two Shoes" because I didn't drink, didn't smoke, and so when this one came out? Well, let's just say cranking on my headphones in the in the halls at school between had me smiling rather mysteriously and more than one guy overhearing it taking a second rather speculative look my way, particularly when I traded my jeans and t-shirts for a more "charming" look. (I still have my poet's shirt and pirate's boots, LOL...) Frankly I think "Libertine" came a lot closer to describing the person I was then but....
PS: Yes, there's still a "whip in my valise" and some lucky guy has Adam Ant to thank for that!