Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Gordon in the morning: Don't tread on an ant

There's nothing much swilling round the Bizarre pages from this morning, so let's go back and look at something published during yesterday and buried way, way down the page.

Adam Ant has fallen out with Liam Gallagher, and with good reason:

The singer - who's battled mental illness in recent years - enlisted Liam's BEADY EYE bandmate ANDY BELL to play bass on one track that appears on his new record Adam Ant Is The Blueblack Hussar In Marrying The Gunner's Daughter.

As a result, Adam claims Liam attempted to ban him from using the tune, warning there would be "trouble" if his demand was ignored.
Does Liam think he's Bradley Hardacre or something? Isn't stopping Andy Bell from working with whom he chooses - the effective upshot of Gallagher's demands - restraint of trade? Isn't it understandable that Bell might want to use his talents in a way that stretches him rather than just providing plodding back-up for a one-man auto-erotic tribute band?

Bizarre sounds sympathetic to Ant's health problems, by the way:
He suffers from bipolar disorder and has been unable to work for much of the past decade, thanks largely to the medication he was on.
Although if Gordon and his team know that Ant has had health problems, it makes it all the more mystifying why the last time they wrote about him it was under this headline:
Adam Ant's bonkers rant
Seems the Sun learned nothing from that Frank Bruno 'bonkers' headline after all.