Into the worm hole I fell on Sunday night. The new (?) 8-Bit Arcade album of Duran Duran songs is strangely addictive. As an avid gamer, I would fall off the couch if I could fire up a nostalgic Atari game with a Duran Duran soundtrack. Can this happen? People build emulators for all the old systems so I wonder….
One thing led to another and I started finding more and more Duran Duran covers tonight. A few, I remembered. The wonderful tribute album with “The Seventh Stranger” by Lewis & Clarke remains a favorite of mine. But there were some new discoveries as well. My favorite of the bunch is “New Moon On Monday” by Frank Shofner featuring Tracy Bonham! As a massive fan of all things from the Lilith Fair era, I love Bonham’s music and hearing her sing a Duran classic made this worm hole a night well spent. What are some of your favorite Duran Duran covers?
My favourite cover up till now is American Science by Austra from the great “Making patterns ryhme” tribute album. The original is such a sensual song but Austra sings it so detached and restrained. Great contrast.