In this delightfully amateurish clip, the swashbuckling Ant came on like a New Romantic precursor to Jack Sparrow on dry land. He robbed stagecoaches, drank deeply of wine and women - including future "L.A. Law"-yer Amanda Donohoe - at Bacchanalian feasts, and nimbly fled the guillotine with his merry band of dandy highwaymen, in their ruffled shirts and eyeliner. Entranced by those cheekbones, that Nehru jacket, that irresistible Burundi-derived groove, even Ant's horrible lip-synching, I was ready to fill out my citizenship papers and join the insect nation.
— Sarah Rodman, Globe Staff
Watch the music video: "Stand and Deliver" by Adam and the Ants (MTV)