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Adam Ant – Vive Le Rock (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on March 8th, 2012


“Vive Le Rock” is a song by English musician Adam Ant from his third solo album of the same name (1985). CBS Records released it as the album’s second single on July 1, 1985. That summer, Ant secured a spot at the Live Aid concert – the first live performance of the “Ant/Marco/Wiczling/De Niro” band – but was asked to cut his set to one song, for which he chose his new single, the “Vive le Rock”. The single, however stalled at #50 in the UK, in part due to a pressing error with many copies featuring the A-side track on both sides.

“Vive Le Rock” did not chart on the US Billboard Hot 100 but did make an appearance on the US dance chart peaking at #29.

The b-side Greta X is a track recorded by Adam in 1978.

Vive Le Rock (Remix) 5:13\
Remix – Steve Thompson And Michael Barbiero*
Written-By – Ant*, Marco*

Vive Le Rock (Instrumental Dub Mix) 5:10
Remix – Steve Thompson And Michael Barbiero*
Written-By – Ant*, Marco*

Greta X 3:18
Written-By – Ant*

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1985 Vive Le Rock U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #29


Label: CBS – 49-05261
CBS – 49-05261
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1985
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Performer [Made By] – Adam AntChris De NiroCount WiczlingMarco*
Producer – Visconti*

A & B1: Remixed at Media Sound, New York.
Taken from the Epic LP “Vive Le Rock” BFE 40159

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

PW: burningtheground

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18 Responses to “Adam Ant – Vive Le Rock (US 12″)”

  1. Silver Blue Says:

    I saw Ant at the Boathouse in Norfolk VA on the Vive Le Rock Tour. Thank you for bringing back great memories!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Silver Blue. I bet that was a great show :0


  2. Piotrvladimir Says:

    I like this song!


    Vive Burning The Ground and vive DjPaulT 😉


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Merci Piotrvladimir 🙂


  3. Drain Says:

    woot! once again, thank you paul for posting another great single for a song i love that i also happen to have in my vinyl collection 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Drain 🙂


  4. ric Says:

    Adam Ant could do no wrong in the UK from 1980 to 1982, from Dog Eat Dog to Goody Two Shoes.
    1981 was especially stellar with Kings Of The Wild Frontier crowned as the Best Selling Album of the year, with Stand & Deliver and Prince Charming ending the year as the 2nd and 3rd Best Selling Singles (Tainted Love was #1 for 1981 btw).
    It was sort of downhill chartwise after that, with Puss N Boots (1983) his last Top 10 appearance, and Apollo 9 (1984) his last Top 20. It was only six years later that he returned to the Top 20 with Room At The Top.
    Despite his downhill slide, I thought both Apollo 9 remixes are awesome, as is this Vive Le Rock!
    Band-aids, war-paints and theatrics aside, Adam is quite talented!
    Thanks Paul!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ric! I have the Apollo 9 Orbit Mix 12″ and will post at some point in the future.


    ric Reply:

    “dress it up…fa fa fa fa Five!”


  5. Ian Buckley Says:

    Thanks for this Paul…my plead for more Adam Ant was noted it seems! 🙂

    One of the Rough Stuff 12″s next maybe??

    Just a bit of clarification on the b-side Greta X if I may. Yes Adam (with the Ants) recorded demo’s of it in 1978 but the version on this release is a brand new recording contemporanious with the a-side and also recorded by the Ant/Marco/De Niro/Wiczling line up.

    Keep burning that ground Paul!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you for the Info Ian much appreciated 🙂


  6. Will Says:

    LOVE Adam and LOVE being able to play one of my records again (sans record player!). Thanks!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Will 🙂


  7. Christian Says:

    Thanks, Paul! I remember having a recorded copy of this mix on cassette back in high school. When the 2005 remaster of “Vive Le Rock” was released, I was sad that it was edited down to 3:49. Thanks for reviving the real thing.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Christian. Happy to do it!


    Bellenger1981 Reply:

    I added the 2005 remaster of ‘Vive Le Rock’ to my collection last year when I went through my Adam Ant phase. Great album, and I LOVE the song. Totally overlooked, in my opinion. I had no idea that this version which Paul has posted was edited on the 2005 remaster because I had never heard it before. I did find it strange that it was so short for a 12″ mix, and now I know why. 🙂 Thanks for the full version, Paul!


  8. James Says:

    Great!!! Crazy tune the dub verion, much appreciated. great work Paul!!


  9. Panatrónico Says:

    One More Time: Thank You DjPaulT!!!


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