Tag Archives: Westwood One

Duran Duran History: In Concert – New Rock: 94-04

Today’s Duran Duran history takes us back to 1994 when Westwood One radio broadcast in New York aired a Duran Duran special entitled “In Concert – New Rock:  94-04”.  This featured live tracks that were recorded in Vegas at the Bally’s Hotel and Casino on August 24, 1993.

The broadcast featured the following tracks:

Hungry Like the Wolf
Rio
A View to a Kill
Come Undone
White Lines
Girls on Film
Ordinary World

There are some interesting tidbits to this recording.  Apparently, Simon’s voice sounds very strained and, if you know your Duran history, you know that Simon lost his voice completely 8 days later.  Rumor has it that this broadcast might be found a a bootleg, entitled “Live At Westwood One”.

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Duran Duran History – Startrak Profile

Today’s Duran Duran history takes us back to 1988 when Startrak Profile broadcasted in the USA.  Startrak Profile was a vinyl radio show album.  The album was produced by Westwood One and featured recordings from Duran Duran’s Beacon Theatre show in New York City that took place on August 31, 1987.  This show was a unique one as it was a benefit show for the Association to Benefit Children.  If that wasn’t enough, Lou Reed made an appearance to perform his song, “Sweet Jane” with the band.

The album featured ten tracks, which were:

Notorious
American Science
Union of the Snake
New Religion
Meet el Presidente
Skin Trade
Hold Me
Is There Something I Should Know
Sweet Jane
Hungry Like the Wolf

I was able to find an audio recording of Sweet Jane for your pleasure!

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Duran Duran History – The Vault

Today’s Duran Duran history takes us back to the turn of the millennium, to the year 2000.  On this date, The Vault:  00-22 broadcast in the USA featured Duran Duran.  What was the Vault you ask?  It is a radio show album that was produced by Westwood One that was then given to radio presenters.  Interestingly enough, it only had 6 tracks including the following artists:  Duran Duran, Limp Bizket, Hole, 311, Gin Blossoms, and Freedy Johnston.

What do you think of that combination of artists?

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