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If you think it's cheap or a bit risqué, please don't say a word, I'll just slip away.
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Strip is the second studio album by Adam Ant, released in 1983.


Tracklist:

Side One

  1. "Strip" (3:48)
  2. "Baby, Let Me Scream At You" (4:07)
  3. "Libertine" (4:19)
  4. "Spanish Games" (3:00)
  5. "Vanity" (4:08)

Side Two

  1. "Puss 'N' Boots" (3:52)
  2. "Playboy" (3:50)
  3. "Montreal" (4:23)
  4. "Navel To Neck" (3:41)
  5. "Amazon" (3:50)


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  • Album Single: "Puss 'N' Boots", which reached #5 on the UK charts, and "Strip", which reached #41.
  • Alliterative Title: "Navel To Neck".
  • Face on the Cover: A close-up of Adam's face, lying in the hay.
  • Hot Librarian: In the music video for "Strip", there's a very prim, proper woman in glasses shown throughout the clip, until the end, when she flips out, kicks over a table and, you guessed it, takes off the glasses and starts to strip .
  • Homage: The album cover is fashioned after the poster for The Outlaw, starring Jane Russell.[1]
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  • Intercourse with You: "Strip"
    When it gets so hot, the end of the day
    You may find your clothes getting in the way
    If a pretty dress hides your true desire
    Fold it nice and slow, throw it on the fire
  • Loves the Sound of Screaming: May be the case in "Baby, Let Me Scream At You".
  • One-Word Title: "Strip", "Vanity", "Playboy", "Amazon", "Montreal".
  • Record Producer: Adam Ant, Richard James Burgess, Phil Collins, Hugh Padgham, Marco Pirroni
  • Remaster: A remaster was released in 2005, with eight bonus tracks.
  • Rock: Veering between basic rock and pop rock.
  • Roll in the Hay: The album cover shows this off nicely.
  • Shout-Out:
    I know a girl, she's got a lust for danger
    Thinks being tough makes her the Lone Ranger
    • "Montreal"
    Beautiful, his Bardot
  • Special Guest: Phil Collins provided drums and percussion on the album. Anni-Frid Lyngstad (Abba) provided additional vocals.
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  • Spelling Song: "Amazon", near the end
    Don't call her Amazon
    A-M-A-Z-O-N
  • Title Track: "Strip"
    If I strip for you will you strip for me?


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