Listen along on Spotify. Despite the seemingly morose imagery, Le Bon wrote the lyrics for his wife as a birthday present. Thanks to Mulcahy, the band inherited a wealth of ideas to use in the ambitious video. The sole studio track on the Arena live album, it made No. The song was released by Eagles Of Death Metal in memory of the victims of the Paris terrorist attack in
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If there was one band that benefited from the advent of MTV and music videos in general, it was Duran Duran. Sure, they sounded good, but to millions of female fans all around the globe, they looked even better. Other bands had better chops, but Duran Duran was the total package. He kept the beat and kept his mouth shut, which is exactly what you want from a good drummer. While their best work was their earlier, more pop-oriented songs, there are still a handful of more recent tracks that are certainly worthwhile. The opening guitar riff sets the tone, the synthesizer lines are infectious, and the driving beat holds it all down. Despite its new sound, it did well on the charts, though in , Duran Duran was going to have a hit with anything they put out. Still, it holds up over the years partially because of the driving beat and fantastic production, but mainly because Simon Le Bon was really just coming into his own, vocally, and he carries the song on the strength of his voice alone. The guitars, performed by Missing Persons and Frank Zappa guitarist Warren Cuccurullo, are prominent and lush, but really, the strength of this one is Simon Le Bon, who gives nothing short of a master class in rock ballad lead vocals.
Whatever the rock snobs thought at the time, Duran Duran were one of the great British singles bands of the s. Have a listen. Their faith would be repaid handsomely as a bidding war broke out, with EMI emerging victorious.
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