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Adam and the Ants
Kings of the Wild Frontier



Catalogue Number
CBS 8877

Matrix numbers
CBS-8877-A1 A porky prime cut
CBS-8877-B1 A porky prime cut


Release date
25th July 1980

Kings of the Wild Frontier

Press Darlings

The first release of an Ant/Marco song written and recorded before Adam and the Ants signed to CBS in July 1980 and the first single that delved into Adam's vast back catalogue of material for the B side. This time being the 1978 debuted song Press Darlings.

The first release of the single came with the standard issue CBS Sunburst label with the larger font for the band's name. (The same font and layout as the promo)

The July 1980 release has the band's name on the front cover of the sleeve written in white whereas the February 1981 re-issue had the same writing in red.

It is believed that the photograph on the front cover was taken on the last night of the Ants Invasion tour at the Empire Ballroom in London 8th June 1980.
The photographs on the back of the single are probably from Middlesbrough Rock Garden on the same tour on 31st May 1980

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Other Releases

UK Acetate
UK Promo

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LP Promo
New Zealand
2015 RSD

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