Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by Redrum, May 29, 2019.
Everybody knows you put on Erasure for times like that.
“That was terrible!” Lol!
Yep, I regret being so closed off to a lot of pop music back then. I shouldn't have rejected it just because it was so overplayed. I missed out on some good music and a lot of dates.
Like most, first thought on seeing the title of the thread was, "John Taylor's bass!"
John Taylor is one of my favorite bass players of all time. It amazes me he was completely self taught, from what I know. The first two Duran Duran albums are still amazing to me. Some of the best music of the era, but also timeless. They’re just perfect, especially Rio. I wore my original cassette out back in the 80s.
Duran Duran in the 80s was one of the best, and craziest concerts I’ve ever seen. I was 13 or 14 at the time. My dad took me, and he loved it too. We had third row, stage left, and were right in front of John. It was awesome watching him play. It’s the only concert I’ve ever seen where the crowd noise was almost overwhelming the band. The SCREAMING girls lol. There were girls clutching at their faces, screaming and going hysterical, passing out, and having to be pulled out of the crowd by security. It was like that old Beatles footage of the girls losing their s#it but on a much bigger scale. One girl near us got on someone’s shoulders and then tried to crowd surf/climb over everyone and get on the stage. She almost made it, with Simon practically egging her on, but she got yanked by security. It was berserk.
Taylor’s autobiography is a fun read too if your looking for a good rock doc.
YES! All those b-sides were awesome. I was just listening to a CD of all those this week.
They’ve always curated wonderful b sides and foreign album releases. Some of my favorite tracks are b sides.
I recently found a toddler sized T-shirt for my 2 1/2 year old son with the Rio album cover on it. My wife thinks it’s hilarious that it was actually available, and that I actually bought it, and excitedly told her about it.
Yeah, it wasn’t cool to like them in my middle school either, especially if you were a guy. Everyone was either into metal or rap. I took a lot of flack for it. Even the girls who were fans didn’t like guys who liked them for some reason. Funny thing was that when Power Station put their album out a lot of the guys into more heavier rock and metal liked it, and most had no idea members of Duran Duran were in it.
One of my favorite early bands. I took a lot of flack for liking them and John (he had the coolest hair!) around the 83/84 period before I discovered Def Leppard and Van Halen. Accidentally caught them live on the Notorious tour, killer killer show.
I have a DD/Power Station/Arcadia iTunes playlist. So good.
Is that a Yamaha Andy's playing?
My last cover band did Rio, the bass player had to work on it for a week while I got to screw off with chords! We also did some Oingo Boingo tunes (I Love Little Girls, etc), and some Tubes “Talk To Ya Later”. They all had harder to play riffs, which was ok since they were cool tunes. There were some songs that forced you to step up and play a few levels above the standard fare typical in cover bands.
As much as I love Duran Duran I really think the Arcadia project may have been the best thing they did. Such a richly textured album. Every track has a lot of layers to them.
I’ve always thought that as well. Lots of great musicians backing them on there, including David Gilmour. DD actually played Election Day on the 87 tour for Notorious. A few of the songs from Notorious were somewhat reminiscent of Arcadia IMO....Winter Matches On and Vertigo.
Yep, he had a Yamaha SG model, which he has said was his first serious “real” electric and later had an endorsement deal with Schecter (when they were high end US made guitars) a black Schecter Tele and a super Strat with a locking trem.
Aside from being a criminally cool looking band, they also happened to be good musicians who wrote really great songs. I love them.
I found it interesting that they ousted their long time guitarist (the guy from Missing Persons) because they found out he was acting in porn movies.
It wasn't because of the reunion of the original line-up?
Perhaps, but doesn’t the other story sound better?!??