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How Many Shows of the Pop Trash Tour (July 21, 2000 — February 4, 2001) Did You See?

This poll is part of continuing series with the goal for me to understand the fan community in relation to Duran Duran tours.  This one asks about the Pop Trash Tour, which took place from July 21, 2000, to February 4, 2001.  For this tour, the band traveled to the US, the UK, Croatia, Ukraine, Russia and Estonia.  Specific dates and locations are found here.  The previous polls about other tours are below.  If you haven’t voted on any of these, just click on the link(s) to do so!  If you have participated, I totally appreciate it!  The more people who vote, the more understanding I have and the more accurate the results.  Thanks!

Previous polls:

The Up Close and Personal Tour

The Reunion Tour

The Astronaut Tour

The Red Carpet Massacre Tour

The All You Need Is Now Tour

How Old Were You When You First Saw Duran Live

Which Tour Did You See Duran the First Time

Today in Duran History – Seven and the Ragged Tiger Remastered

On this date in 2010, the album, Seven and the Ragged Tiger, was remastered in various formats in the US.  For many fans, this was a chance to buy a copy with much better quality than what they previously.  For example, I had the album on CD and it was placed on CD long after it had been released.  Thus, the quality was not what I hope for, especially when it comes to Duran Duran.  What else was cool about these remastered editions is the extras that came with like remixes, b-sides and single versions.  It also included a DVD of As the Lights Go Down (concert film), the videos and performances on Top of the Pops.  For example, here is the track listing:

Disc: 1
1. The Reflex
2. New Moon On Monday
3. (I’m Looking For) Cracks In The Pavement
4. I Take The Dice
5. Of Crime And Passion
6. Union Of The Snake
7. Shadows On Your Side
8. Tiger Tiger
9. The Seventh Stranger
Disc: 2
1. Is There Something I Should Know? [from `Is There Something I Should Know?’ 7″ & 12″ singles – released March 26, 1983]
2. Faith In This Colour [from `Is There Something I Should Know?’ 12″ single – released March 26, 1983]
3. Faith In This Colour (Alternate Slow Mix) [from `Is There Something I Should Know?’ 7″ single]
4. Secret Oktober [from `Union Of The Snake’ 7″ & 12″ singles – released October 29, 1983]
5. Tiger Tiger (Ian Little Remix) [from `New Moon On Monday’ 7″ & 12″ singles – released February 4, 1984]
6. The Reflex (Single Version) [from `The Reflex’ 7″ & 12″ singles – released April 28, 1984]
7. Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me) [recorded live at Hammersmith Odeon, November 1982, mixed by Ian Little. From `The Reflex’ 7″ & 12″ singles released April 28, 1984]
8. New Religion [recorded live at the Los Angeles Forum February 9, 1984. From `The Reflex’ U.S. 12″ single – released April 1984]
9. The Reflex [recorded live at the Los Angeles Forum February 9, 1984. From `The Reflex’ U.S. 12″ single – released April 1984]
10. Is There Something I Should Know? (Monster Mix) [from `Is There Something I Should Know?’ 12″ single – released March 26, 1983]
11. Union Of The Snake (The Monkey Mix) [from `Union Of The Snake’ 12″ single -released October 29, 1983]
12. New Moon On Monday (Dance Mix) [from `New Moon On Monday’ 12″ single – released February 4, 1984]
13. The Reflex (Dance Mix) [from `The Reflex’ 12″ single – released April 28, 1984]
Disc: 3
1. Intro: Tiger Tiger [DVD]
2. Is There Something I Should Know? [DVD]
3. Hungry Like the Wolf [DVD]
4. Union of the Snake [DVD]
5. New Religion [DVD]
6. Save a Prayer [DVD]
7. Rio [DVD]
8. The Seventh Stranger [DVD]
9. The Chauffeur [DVD]
10. Planet Earth [DVD]
11. Careless Memories [DVD]
12. Girls On Film [DVD]
13. Is There Something I Should Know? (Music video) [DVD]
14. Union Of The Snake (Music video) [DVD]
15. New Moon On Monday (EP Version) (Music video) [DVD]
16. The Reflex (Music video) [DVD]
17. New Moon On Monday (Movie Version) (Music video) [DVD]
18. Is There Something I Should Know? [March 23, 1983] (“Top Of The Pops” TV Performance) [DVD]
19. The Reflex [April 26, 1984] (“Top Of The Pops” TV Performance) [DVD]

If you have this, what do you think of it?


Question of the Day: Sunday, May 18, 2014

Yesterday’s winner:  Picture W






Top 10 Duran Duran Videos Part 1

Recently, I asked people to send me a list of their top 10 Duran Duran or Duran Duran related videos, in order of preference.  I did something similar in the winter about the Top 25 songs.  Then, of course, I compiled the list to figure out what really were fan community’s favorite videos!  Now, I begin the big reveal!  Today, I will share videos  6 through 10.  Next week, I will share the top 5 and in further posts, Rhonda and I will share our choices and I will analyze the results.  With all that, I present the first half of the fan community’s favorite videos!

10.  Ordinary World

9.  Girl Panic

8.  Planet Earth (Would you believe that I couldn’t find it on YouTube!?!)


7.  Hungry Like the Wolf

6.  The Reflex

Next week, I will reveal the top 5!  Any predictions?  Any reactions to  6 through 10?!


Today in Duran History – Atlanta 2008

On this date in 2008, Duran Duran played at Chastain Park Amphitheatre in Atlanta, Georgia.  This is the same venue that Rhonda and I saw them play at, in the summer of 2012.  What was our experience like there?  Well, it was difficult to get to without a car as it is in a residential area.  It was also extremely hot and muggy.  Humidity was very strong.  Perhaps, it would not be as bad in May as it was in August.

Was anyone at this particular show in 2008?  How was it?

I did find a number of videos from this show on YouTube, but chose to include the band intros video as they are always a favorite of mine!


Question of the Day: Saturday, May 17, 2014

Yesterday’s winner:  Picture U


Where It’s Gonna End Up

Yesterday, I had a staff meeting after work.  I have to admit that I found my mind wandering.  Instead of thinking about the topic at hand, what I had to do after the meeting, or the happy hour I was going to enjoy with former colleagues, I found my mind wandering over to Duran Duran. I started thinking about the most recent Katy Kafe and the song title given.  I pondered, “Do I like it??  Is it cool??”  As typical with me, after a day of work, I quickly move on to a different but related topic.  What are the things that Duran has done that I really like?  I think about all the little announcements we have gotten in recent months from working with choirs to Mr. Hudson to this song title.  Then, I thought about announcements in the past from working with Mark Ronson to introducing an album on Broadway to have 5 individual versions of a video as well as a regular, whole group one.  My fleeting brain then started pondering moves made with their videos.  Was the nudity in Girls on Film a good idea?  What about the supermodels in Girl Panic?  What about no band in The Chauffeur?  Of course, what about their live performances?  Have I liked every thing they have done with their live shows?  Did I like the heads in the All You Need Is Now tour?  What songs mixed into Duran classics have worked and which ones haven’t?

So, then, I gave my unable-to-focus-on-anything brain a task.  A focus.  I decided to think about the first 10 things that Duran has done at some points of their careers that I just have just loved.  I gave myself only 3 minutes to complete my list.  I did not allow myself to think too much.  I wanted to see what would float to the top of my brain.  I realized, of course, that this would not be perfect or in any order or that, if I did this again, the next day or the next month, I would probably have very different answers.  Yet, I resisted the urge I had to organize the list.  I wanted to go with the flow.  Here is what I came up with in 3 minutes and in no particular order.

10 Things Duran Did That I Loved:

*Electro Set

*Careless Memories anime video


*The addition of Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s Relax in Wild Boys during recent live performances

*Falling Down video

*Including past Duran footage in current video (video for All You Need Is Now, for example)

*The use of humor in video (Rio, for example)

*The influence and use of other arts in their visual presentation

*JoSi and DoJo moments during a concert

*Long, individual band introductions during concerts

I admit that the task wasn’t easy as I could think of about 200,000 things that Duran has done that I have loved.  I could have named specific songs and videos and didn’t.  They just didn’t pop up in my head the way these other ones did.  Are those my favorite things?  Your guess is as good as mine!  I suspect that if I gave myself more time, I would answer very differently.

So Duranies, interested in a quick Duranie challenge that doesn’t require too much time or knowledge?  I know you are.  I challenge you to do what I did:

In 3 minutes, list the first 10 things Duran Duran did that you thought was really cool.  They do not have to be in any order, except to list them as you thought about them.  Do not edit or attempt to control your list.

After that, please share your list with us and the rest of the Duran fan community!!!  I cannot wait to see what people come up with!


Today in Duran History – Brighton 1987

On this date in 1987, Duran Duran played at the Brighton Conference Centre in Brighton, UK.  Were you there?  If so, what was it like?  For those people who are curious, this show was in the middle of the European leg of the Strange Behaviour.  Based on my tour polls, this tour seemed very popular to attend.  What was it like? Any highlights that you remember?  Any disappointments?


Question of the Day: Friday, May 16, 2014

Yesterday’s winner:  Picture T


Today in Duran History – Big 80s Pop

On today’s date in 2001, VH1 released a compilation CD called The Big 80s Pop.  Duran Duran’s New Moon on Monday was included on the CD.


CD track listing:

1. She Drives Me Crazy – Fine Young Cannibals
2. Sowing The seeds Of Love – Tears For Fears
3. Manic Monday – The Bangles
4. Kokomo – The Beach Boys
5. Everytime You Go Away – Paul Young
6. Private Eyes – Daryl Hall/John Oates
7. Too Late For Goodbyes – Julian Lennon
8. Don’t Dream It’s Over – Crowded House
9. I’ve Been In Love Before – Cutting Crew
10. New Moon On Monday – Duran Duran
11. Kids in America – Kim Wilde
12. Turn Me Loose – Loverboy
13. I’ve Done Everything For You – Rick Springfield
14. Walking on Sunshine – Katrina & The Waves
15. Breakout – Swing Out Sister
16. What I am – Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians

Wow…I don’t think I’ve seen such an eclectic group of songs since I last looked at one of my old K-Tel records…Poptastic!!

In case you still want it – I believe there are still a few hanging around on Amazon!