Dirk Wears White Sox is the debut studio album by English new wave band Adam and the Ants. It was released on 30 October 1979 by record label Do It. It was the first number one album on the UK Independent Albums Chart when the chart debuted in Record Week in 1980. The album was made with an early line-up of Adam and the Ants, which disbanded after the album was released.
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Dirk Wears White Sox was released on 30 October 1979. The album was re-released in 1983, featuring a different album cover taken from a December 1979 video for the song "Zerox". Catholic Day" and "Day I Met God" were dropped and "Cartrouble" appears in its single version. Zerox" is a song written by Adam Ant from Adam and the Ants' debut album Dirk Wears White Sox. Adam's ever changing line-up of Ants on this track include Dave Barbarossa on drums, Matthew Ashman on guitar & Andy Warren on bass guitar. The track has been included on the compilations Antics in the Forbidden Zone, Antmusic: The Very Best of Adam Ant, The Very Best Of Adam And The Ants, Antbox, The Essential Adam Ant & Stand & Deliver: The Very Best of Adam & the Ants.
The original Ants lineup released only one LP, Dirk Wears White Sox for Do It in 1979. The album finds a young Adam Ant exploring the sometimes-awkward fusion of punk, glam, and minimalist post-punk with bizarre images and disturbing tales of alienation, sex, and brutality. And while the somewhat pretentious, overly arty lyrics and inexperienced playing are a drawback, the album offers a fascinating look at the Ants' formative years, capturing a raw energy that would be sacrificed for more polish on subsequent releases
debut album Dirk Wears White Sox, after which Warren also left to join Lester Square in The Monochrome Set. Ashman also temporarily left the band at this point, and Ant and Barbe recorded a set of nine demos at Solid Gold Sound Studios in London for a putative Ant solo project, using a heavily soul/funk/disco influenced sound. Do It rejected the new songs and Ashman returned to the band shortly thereafter. An affectionate short film, featuring Nick Moran as Adam and Mackenzie Crook as Gary Tibbs, called Ant Muzak, featuring Adam and the Ants visiting a supermarket late at night at the same time as Sigue Sigue Sputnik, was made in 2002.
|A1||Cartrouble (Parts 1 & 2)|
|A3||Nine Plan Failed|
|A4||Day I Met God|
|B3||Never Trust A Man (With Egg On His Face)|
|B4||Animals And Men|
|B5||Family Of Noise|
|RIDE 3||Adam And The Ants||Dirk Wears White Sox (LP, Album)||Do It Records||RIDE 3||UK||1979|
|PET 38698||Adam And The Ants||Dirk Wears White Sox (Cass, Album, RE)||Epic||PET 38698||US||1983|
|FE 38698||Adam And The Ants||Dirk Wears White Sox (LP, Album, RE)||Epic||FE 38698||Canada||1983|
|EK 38698||Adam And The Ants||Dirk Wears White Sox (CD, Album)||Epic||EK 38698||US||1992|
|FE 38698||Adam And The Ants||Dirk Wears White Sox (LP, Album)||Epic||FE 38698||US||1983|