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The former 3 Colours Red guitarist, Chris McCormack , co-wrote six tracks for the album, four of which appeared on the finished product. Originally he was due to have been recording with his writing partner Marco Pirroni but they separated and scrapped all work around March , coinciding with Ant's return to live performance.
In place of these, Ant rerecorded five songs from a late s demo session with Pirroni; four of these were on the final track list. Ant explained that the idea behind the album's title was that the Blueblack Hussar was his classic Kings of the Wild Frontier -era persona, back from the dead, while the phrase "marrying the gunner's daughter" an old naval term for a form of corporal punishment in which sailors were tied to a ship's cannon and flogged was intended by Ant as a metaphor for how he believes artists are treated by the music industry.
The album first started to receive attention after NME reported that Ant was back in the studio in March Ant described the album at the time as a "live record that lends itself to performance" which would feature a "kind of concept. It's a very old fashioned, old school, step-by-step album".
Despite this, Ant said he wanted to release a new version in tribute to McLaren. Bell, allegedly at the behest of Liam Gallagher , initially attempted to block its inclusion on the album. I then explained the track couldn't be used for his album this was just a rough demo and thought the matter was closed.
Adam then mentioned in the press he had recorded with one of Oasis, but Liam Gallagher had banned the track from being used. The song became the first single from the album. In early , in preparation for a cover feature for issue 2 of Vive Le Rock magazine, Ant granted journalist John Robb an exclusive listen to the entire work-in-progress for the upcoming album.
Robb reported in the feature that the songs written with McCormack were "tough, hard neo-industrial song that sound like the Physical-era Ants" while those written with Boorer were "really cool twangy rockers". In a interview, Ant's friend, the backing vocalist and songwriting partner Georgina Baillie , commented on the song "Gun in Your Pocket", reported to be a collaboration between Ant and herself. She confirmed that the track — which had previously been announced as an album track and single before eventually becoming the B-side to Cool Zombie, and which concerned the Russell Brand Show prank telephone calls row of which she had been an injured party — was a different song from "Rubber Medusa" concerning Brand and his later partner Katy Perry which she and her band the Poussez Posse had been performing live in support slots for Ant's tours.
Adam actually wrote that before he met me at the Zodiac Mindwarp gig in April sic That night, he told me 'I have a song about you and your granddad ,' and I was 'Oh my God! That's amazing' Adam came up with the title which is a quote from the Jubilee film — the person does look like a rubber Medusa so I see why he said it.View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of The Very Best Of Adam & The Ants: Stand & Deliver on Discogs.