Here Comes The Grump

Album: Friend Or Foe (1982)
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  • In his autobiography, Adam Ant said "Here Comes The Grump" is autobiographical; a manic depressive, he attempted suicide in his 20s, and in 2002 he was sectioned under the Mental Health Act.

    With his group Adam & the Ants, he had two UK #1 hits, "Stand and Deliver" and "Prince Charming," but as he points out in this song, the only place to go when you're #1 is down. Ant had a hard time enjoying his success, even when the Friend Or Foe album produced yet another chart-toppper: "Goody Two Shoes."
  • Running to 3 minutes 33 seconds and co-written with guitarist Marco Pirroni, "Here Comes The Grump" is the fifth track on the 1982 Friend Or Foe album. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 2
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