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Big Thing Facts and Stats

Duran Duran tend to release their albums in the fall.  It isn’t always the case but happens a lot of the time.  The month of October, in fact, has seen three album releases over Duran’s career.  The first album they released in October was Big Thing in 1988, followed up by Medazzaland in 1997 and Astronaut in 2004.  In celebration of these birthdays/anniversaries, I thought it might be fun to take a look at each of them starting with Big Thing.

Big Thing Facts:
Released on October 18, 1988
Produced by Jonathan Elias, Daniel AbrahamDuran Duran
Had 12 tracks included

5 different songs were released as singles:

  1. I Don’t Want Your Love (everywhere)
  2. All She Wants Is (everywhere)
  3. Do You Believe in Shame (everywhere)
  4. Big Thing (UK and Mexico)
  5. Too Late Marlene (Brazil)

Peak chart position:

  • I Don’t Want Your Love–#14 in the UK and #4 in the US
  • All She Wants Is–#9 in the UK and #22 in the US
  • Do You Believe in Shame–#30 in the UK and #72 in the US

Personnel:
The band at that time was made up of John, Nick and Simon.
Warren played guitar on tracks 1, 4, 6, 9, 11 and 12 (half of the album)
Chester Kamen played guitar on tracks 2 and 3
Steve Ferrone played drums on tracks 1, 2, 4, 6 and 9
Sterling Campbell also played drums on the album

Videos:

Three videos were made from this album:

I Don’t Want Your Love

All She Wants Is

Do You Believe in Shame?

Interview:

Here is a long interview with the band, Warren, and the back-up singers from 1988.

The Tour:

The band began touring this album began with the Nine City Caravan Club Tour, in which they toured small venues starting in October 1988.  It was followed by the Big Live Thing Tour in November 1988.  Then, they added the Big Electric Theatre Tour starting in March of 1989 before ending with some festivals in August 1989.

Beyond all of the facts, Duranies have memories of this album.  I would love to hear your Big Thing story.  When did you buy the album?  What did you think of it?  What do you think of the single choices?  The videos?  Did you see the band play tour?  If so, how many shows did you see?  Tomorrow, I will share my Big Thing story.

-A