Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Zerox Machine Adam & the Ants promo

Here we have an early promo to the indie hit' Zerox'. Guitar by the great Matthew Ashman later of Bow wow wow. A demo version of the song contained the refrain 'David Bowie' after the chorus 'I'm a Zerox machine' - but that was dropped, probably sensibly before this single version came out. To be honest, most musicians Adam included are 'zerox machines' but they usually manage to dress it up to be looking like something new and not seen before. One could argue that that is what makes pop interesting peeling away the layers of copied licks and lyrical influence. Nowadays often that is all there is - that is there is no new individual element thrown in the pot but I can understand there is only so much you can do with guitars.

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