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In his autobiography, Adam Ant said "Desperate But Not Serious" was banned by children's television because of the line "Mr Pressman with your penknife always asking about my sex life", adding "Well, that and a vampire kiss in the video".
Co-written with his former Adam & the Ants bandmate and songwriting partner Marco Pirroni, it was released in the UK November 19, 1982 on the CBS label backed by "Why Do Girls Love Horses?"
The limited edition picture disc had photos on the front and back by Allan Ballard. The song was also the fourth track on the Friend Or Foe album, and runs to 4 minutes 12 seconds. (thanks, Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2)
Divided Souls: Musical Alter Egos
Long before Eminem, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj created alternate personas, David Bowie, Bono, Joni Mitchell and even Hank Williams took on characters.
Harry is Derek Smalls in Spinal Tap, Mark Shubb in The Folksmen, and Mr. Burns on The Simpsons
With Bernie Taupin, Martin co-wrote the #1 hits "We Built This City" and "These Dreams." After writing the Pretty Woman
song for Go West, he had his own hit with "In the House of Stone and Light."