National Album Day No.2: Dirk Wears White Sox by Adam and the Antz

For the sophomore year of the UK’s National Album Day, I’m, quite naturally, going to choose the second LP I ever owned.


This was the second album I bought for myself, from the Central Milton Keynes branch of Virgin Records in late 1981. You coiled call it the Night Porter of my record collection, and four decades on it’s still a disturbingly raw indie masterpiece.

It’s Dirk Wears White Sox by Adam and the Antz, and next month this coruscating cult classic celebrates its 40th anniversary.

It’s stark, minimalist, primitive, primal, angular, bizarre, brutal, and brittle.

Dont’t skip, unzip.


Steve Pafford


Last year I chose Kings of the Wild Frontier, by a reconstituted Adam and the Ants. You can read that here


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