PICS: The Adicts at the Observatory North Park

'All the Young Droogs' were out en masse for the Adicts' recent show at the Observatory North Park.

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The legendary U.K. punk band hit the North Park stage on Saturday, July 21.
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The Adicts hail originally from Ipswich, Suffolk, England and got their start in 1975.
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One of the most popular punk bands of the 1980s, they were often in the indie charts during that decade.
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The group's lineup currently consists of primary members lead singer Keith "Monkey" Warren (pictured right), guitarist Pete "Pete Dee" Davison, and drummer Michael "Kid Dee" Davison.
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Interesting fact: The Adicts originated with the name "Afterbirth & the Pinz." (Pete Davison pictured)
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They soon changed their name to the Adicts and became known for their distinctive "Clockwork Orange"-inspired "droog" image -- which along with their urgent, uptempo music and light-hearted lyrics, helped set them apart from other punk groups.
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They released their debut EP in 1979 titled "Lunch with the Adicts," which was then followed in 1981 by their first full-length album "Songs of Praise."
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In 1983, the Adicts released "Bad Boy", their highest-charting single. The success of that single led to the band signing with Warner Bros. Records offshoot Sire Records. (Michael Davison pictured)
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At that time, the band changed their name to ADX at the behest of Sire, as the name the Adicts was considered to have too much of a negative connotation. They'd soon change it back.
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Their music has catchy melodies and lyrics, and often features extra instruments and sound clips -- such as carousel music in "How Sad", violin played by Derick Cook in "Joker in the Pack", and gongs and keyboard percussion by Anthony Boyd in "Chinese Takeaway".
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The musicians typically wear all-white clothing with black boots and black bowler hats.
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Whereas Warren often wears joker makeup, wildly patterned suits (such as checkerboard or polka dot), flared trousers, colorful dress shirts, bowler hat, gloves -- and, as you can see, glorious capes.
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The band's visual look is complemented by their stage shows, involving items such as streamers, confetti, playing cards, beach balls, joker hats, toy instruments, bubbles and glitter.
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In 2017, the Adicts signed to Nuclear Blast, and announced the release of their latest album "And It Was So!" What a fun, wild show -- come back soon, lads!
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