Never Trust a Man (With Egg on His Face)

Album: Dirk Wears White Sox (1979)
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  • This is a track from Dirk Wears White Sox, the debut album by Adam and the Ants. The "Dirk" of the title refers to the British actor Dirk Bogarde who is Adam Ant's movie hero. The LP holds the distinction of being the very first #1 on the UK Independent Albums Chart when the chart debuted in Record Week in 1980.
  • Adam Ant told NME February 23, 2013: "I remember writing that song at Earl's Court, in an eight-foot by 10-foot room. It's my attempt at a science-fiction song."
  • The song has remained a part of Adam Ant's live repertoire throughout his career, both with the Ants and later as a solo artist.


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