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Duran Duran Appreciation Thread





New Album Out tomorrow! woot!

I've been going through a Durannie phase lately and really appreciate thier pop sensibilities. Many of thier songs are instantly recognizable from the get go. My favorite "phase" is probably the 7 & Ragged Tiger through View to a Kill, though it wasn't until Big Thing that I really got into them.

I do think them as a singles band as opposed to an Album band with a few exceptions like the Wedding Album and perhaps Big Thing.

Anyone else like these guys?

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Reply #1 posted 11/12/07 11:14am

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superspaceboy said:





New Album Out tomorrow! woot!

I've been going through a Durannie phase lately and really appreciate thier pop sensibilities. Many of thier songs are instantly recognizable from the get go. My favorite "phase" is probably the 7 & Ragged Tiger through View to a Kill, though it wasn't until Big Thing that I really got into them.

I do think them as a singles band as opposed to an Album band with a few exceptions like the Wedding Album and perhaps Big Thing.

Anyone else like these guys?


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Reply #2 posted 11/12/07 1:08pm

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superspaceboy said:

I do think them as a singles band as opposed to an Album band with a few exceptions like the Wedding Album and perhaps Big Thing.

How do you leave out Rio? That whole album is fantastic. music
"Whitney was purely and simply one of a kind." ~ Clive Davis
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Reply #3 posted 11/12/07 2:19pm

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AlexdeParis said:

superspaceboy said:

I do think them as a singles band as opposed to an Album band with a few exceptions like the Wedding Album and perhaps Big Thing.

How do you leave out Rio? That whole album is fantastic. music


I'm not terribly familiar with their album material pre Big Thing. We have Rio in the house, I rarely listen to it.

I have Big Thing, Wedding Album, Thank you & Astronaut. I know shocking I don't have the earlier ones. Oh and I have Arena on Vinyl. I have 2 of them, yet am uncertain how I aquired either. I am thinking of getting 7 and the Ragged Tiger, but I have heard not such great things about it. IMO, their music has gotten better over the years thoguh the singles aren't as strong.

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Reply #4 posted 11/12/07 2:45pm

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superspaceboy said:

AlexdeParis said:


How do you leave out Rio? That whole album is fantastic. music


I'm not terribly familiar with their album material pre Big Thing. We have Rio in the house, I rarely listen to it.

I have Big Thing, Wedding Album, Thank you & Astronaut. I know shocking I don't have the earlier ones. Oh and I have Arena on Vinyl. I have 2 of them, yet am uncertain how I aquired either. I am thinking of getting 7 and the Ragged Tiger, but I have heard not such great things about it. IMO, their music has gotten better over the years thoguh the singles aren't as strong.

You definitely need to spend more time with the first two albums. The self-titled debut is good ("Anyone Out There" is the highlight outside of the three singles). Rio is absolutely outstanding; there isn't a lackluster track on it. You should pull it out today.
"Whitney was purely and simply one of a kind." ~ Clive Davis
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Reply #5 posted 11/12/07 2:48pm

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hard not to love these guys. great great songwriters. and still can crank em out. that "falling down" song is a smash. i really hope it at least gets SOME paly.
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Reply #6 posted 11/12/07 8:16pm

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Duran Duran and Wham! are everything to me cool lol
"We may deify or demonize them but not ignore them. And we call them genius, because they are the people who change the world."
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Reply #7 posted 11/12/07 9:16pm

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I heart Duran Duran! They were on Howard Stern recently and were charming as ever and sounded great.


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Reply #8 posted 11/13/07 9:21am

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John Taylor had a copy of the vinyl bootleg Black Album...
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Reply #9 posted 11/13/07 11:39am

MikeMatronik

They are one of my favorite bands ever! biggrin
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Reply #10 posted 11/13/07 6:02pm

Nick715

^ Me too! Listening to the new CD right now! music
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Reply #11 posted 11/13/07 8:33pm

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i love them! they definitly belong in the Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame in my opinion
29 years of great music and they were music video pioneers



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Reply #12 posted 11/14/07 3:22am

SoulAlive

my favorite Duran Duran songs:

"Is There Something I Should Know" (1983)
"Save A Prayer" (1982)
"The Reflex" (1983)
"Wild Boys" (1984)


I really have no desire to listen to their new stuff boxed but their 80s hits are classic.
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