Thursday, October 06, 2005

Marco Pirroni on 'Plastic Surgery'

I asked Marco Pirroni about Plastic Surgery. Adam and the Ants pre- Marco used to open the shows with it during 1977 and 78, and then they stopped playing it. In 1980 on the Ants Invasion Tour the new Ants played it as an encore. This only lasted for this short tour before they were signed, and it hasn't been played since. I asked why and what he thought of the song.

Marco:
"I always liked it,which is why we kept doing it,we didn't think it worked at the beginning of our set coz we wanted to have a big start to our show,and the moody intro wasn't right for us. I liked doing it and thought we did a fuck off version once we got into the main part of the song but the clipped stark 3 chord intro didn't suit us, I alway thought it sounded too much when the band came in over the bass intro and the orginal band did that bit better(I can't belive I just said that) I remember rehersing it for the first time with Adam and when it came to the guitar solo I did it note for note as it used to be,this really pissed Adam off for some reason,"that was what John used to play,I expect a lot better from you!" I thought "yeah you're right I'm being lazy" unfortunetly nothing else seem to fit so in the end I did it like Jason Voorhees would have played it,on the verge of getting out of control and being totally wrong,turning this little rinky dink solo into a screaming microphonic feedback ampethamine overdose( thats what I thought anyway) We dropped it later coz most of our audience didnt even know what it was, I wanted to do it for the shepherd bush shows as it is an part of the history of the band,but we never got round to it."

3 comments:

Ant Lady said...

Very nice! This blog is getting somewhere really fast!

But can you please change the font colour for the Marco quote, it's too hard to read!

Xena said...

Looking great Steve, but the blue is hard to read...

SteveAnt said...

Have changed the text, thanks for your nice comments :o)