As difficult as it may be to believe, today marks the 11th anniversary of the release of Red Carpet Massacre.
I can’t really think of another Duran Duran album that was met with the same amount of scrutiny or strife. I think though that as years have gone by, feelings have mellowed a bit, and people have given the album more of a chance.
In keeping with that sentiment, I thought about my favorite songs off of the album. The first, is the title song off the album, “Red Carpet Massacre”. I love the energy behind the song, and I really appreciate that the track was written in a completely different vein than the rest. The beat makes me dance, and the words lend themselves well to describing the cutthroat nature of our community-at-large.
I wasn’t at this show (Amanda might have been?), but I did eventually get to see Duran Duran perform Red Carpet Massacre live, and I loved it! It’s funny, I’d forgotten about the costuming for this tour….it was great!
My second favorite from the album has got to be “Tricked Out”. From the slightly Danny Elfman-feel of the music right on to the guitar solo, I was sold. Unfortunately, I’ve never seen this performed live, (I didn’t go to any of the Broadway shows because I was fairly sick, along with incubating my youngest.) but I’ve seen a few clips of it.
Probably best I never saw it because I am fairly certain I would have come out of the venue on a stretcher. Oxygen! I NEED OXYGEN!!!
I definitely would not be opposed to hearing either or both live again at some point…I mean, if they want to properly commemorate that particular period of their career and all, am I right?
Happy Anniversary to Red Carpet Massacre!