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Last chance buddy, your last chance / No re-runs just this performance.
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Vive Le Rock is the third studio album by Adam Ant, released in 1985.


Tracklist:

Side One

  1. "Vive Le Rock" (3:39)
  2. "Miss Thing" (3:08)
  3. "Razor Keen" (3:49)
  4. "Rip Down" (3:23)
  5. "Scorpio Rising" (4:04)

Side Two

  1. "Apollo 9" (3:22)
  2. "Hell's Eight Acres" (3:51)
  3. "Mohair Lockeroom Pin-Up Boys" (3:14)
  4. "No Zap" (3:14)
  5. "P.O.E." (3:24)
  6. "Apollo 9 (Acapella Reprise)" (1:32)
  7. "Human Bondage Den" (3:08)


Vive Le Trope:

  • A Cappella: "Apollo 9" has two versions on this album, one of them in a cappella.
  • Album Single: "Apollo 9", which peaked at #13, and "Vive Le Rock", which peaked at #50.
  • Alliterative Name: "Vive Le Rock"
    Bouncing Betty on you
  • Face on the Cover: Adam's face in close-up.
  • Fun with Acronyms: "P.O.E.".
  • Gratuitous French: "Vive Le Rock".
    I try to tell you, but you just don't understand
    You've got my entire life in your hands
    Vive le rock, vive le rock
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  • Intercourse with You: "Doggy Style".
    Do it doggy-style
    Right across the floor
    And when you feel exhausted
    Then you know it's time for more
  • One-Woman Song: "Miss Thing".
  • Product Placement: "P.O.E."
    Clamping on a Stetson
  • Record Producer: Tony Visconti, Adam Ant.
  • Remaster: One in 2005, which included eight bonus tracks.
  • Rock: and Pop Rock.
  • Shout-Out:
    • "Apollo 9" references the space mission of the same name.
    • "Scorpio Rising" is a reference to the film Scorpio Rising. It also references Ben-Hur
    Ben Hur daddy argent!
    Damn your eyes, Mr. Khrushchev
    Don't go dropping bombs over here
    Well, I've been where I was going
    And it's not Tom Of Finland
    • "Vive Le Rock" also references a famous line from White Heat
    Look ma, I'm on top of the world!
    Can't fight here, this is the war room
  • Time Marches On: "P.O.E.".
    Good-by-ee to the 20th century, yipee-ya yipee-ya.
  • Title Track: "Vive Le Rock".
    I try to tell you, but you just don't understand
    You've got my entire life in your hands
    Vive le rock, vive le rock
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