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Re: Duran Duran Thread

Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 02 Nov 2015, 23:20

mr_spenalzo wrote:Liberty is great. It doesn't deserve its reputation as a lesser album at all, and I was happy to read a recent interview with Le Bon in which he stood up for it. It's not that different from The Wedding Album, which is seen as one of the group's best; the difference is that the world was ready for "Ordinary World" and "Come Undone" to be hits, and songs as great like "Serious" and "My Antarctica" came at a time when nobody was interested.

Absolutely... 1990 the music industry was in such flux.... Hair Bands and Rap was really dominating the scene and Grunge didn't emerge until a year or two later with other bands transitioning... Duran Duran was so fortunate how excellent the "Wedding Album" (IE "Ordinary World") was or they would have broken up then!
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Post by Mallard No. 22 » 03 Nov 2015, 08:41

Yes, I thought they were on good form in 1993. Like U2, it showed they were continuous.
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Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 04 Nov 2015, 01:32

Mallard No. 22 wrote:Yes, I thought they were on good form in 1993. Like U2, it showed they were continuous.
Then went in such complete disarray and record a cover album a couple years later...Some or most of "Thank You" was very forgettable!
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Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 18 Nov 2015, 01:47

Excellent gesture on their part! http://www.duranduran.com/wordpress/201 ... -a-prayer/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Duran Duran Thread

Post by Mallard No. 22 » 18 Nov 2015, 07:33

KingLouieLouie76 wrote:Then went in such complete disarray and record a cover album a couple years later...Some or most of "Thank You" was very forgettable!
IIRC it created attention but received some bemusement in reviews.
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Re: Duran Duran Thread

Post by mr_spenalzo » 18 Nov 2015, 17:35

Mallard No. 22 wrote:some bemusement
That's quite an understatement for what some called the worst album ever :lol:

It's, of course, nowhere near the worst album ever, and it's not the worst Duran Duran album either. There's a fair few fabulous songs there.

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Re: Duran Duran Thread

Post by Consigliere_11 » 18 Nov 2015, 17:42

KingLouieLouie76 wrote:Excellent gesture on their part! http://www.duranduran.com/wordpress/201 ... -a-prayer/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
That's really nice! I've just watched TFI Friday version of Save A Prayer which was done by both DD and EODM - great perfomance
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Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 20 Nov 2015, 00:43

mr_spenalzo wrote:
Mallard No. 22 wrote:some bemusement
That's quite an understatement for what some called the worst album ever :lol:

It's, of course, nowhere near the worst album ever, and it's not the worst Duran Duran album either. There's a fair few fabulous songs there.

Let's see..."White Lines" captured my attention, "Perfect Day", "Thank You", and "Crystal Ship" were very competent.... But..songs like "Success", "911 Is A Joke", etc really left a horrid taste in my mouth!

Excellent footage, C_11 of them together! I've been a huge EODM fan since around '08 or '09.....they are receiving more due, but unfortunately for being in the midst of such cowardly inhumane acts!
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Post by Mallard No. 22 » 23 Nov 2015, 07:43

I didn't buy the covers album, and I don't think I heard it as such. But the general feeling was 'which direction are Duran Duran heading in?'

Also I think that rap was regarded as separate from the music mainstream in 1995, and why were DD covering a song like '911 Is A Joke'?
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Post by AdvertBreak » 23 Nov 2015, 11:13

I find it funny that Lou really liked their version of Perfect Day, and the BBC multi-artist charity version a few years later even more so.

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Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 23 Nov 2015, 23:26

Mallard No. 22 wrote:I didn't buy the covers album, and I don't think I heard it as such. But the general feeling was 'which direction are Duran Duran heading in?'

Also I think that rap was regarded as separate from the music mainstream in 1995, and why were DD covering a song like '911 Is A Joke'?
I got hooked in by "White Lines" which Duran Duran now in retrospect sound very out-of-place ever attempting... but something just for some reason triggered me to purchase it! I was around 18/19..so....that probably explains it! :lol:

"Perfect World" was a splendid version..Simon really nailed it! It also featured Roger on drums (the first time he had performed with them in over 10-years and eventually lead to their full-fledged comeback)......

But yeah.."911 Is A Joke" I would always skip over and the song "Success" really really grated me as well!
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Re: Duran Duran Thread

Post by mr_spenalzo » 14 Apr 2016, 20:38

I'm finding myself mellowing towards Paper Gods. Yes, half the regular album tracks are atrocious, but there are also about 4 great bonus tracks out there. I'm working on the ideal track-listing, but with the right songs in the right places this could be a really good album. "Planet Roaring" is my preferred opener.

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