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Duran Duran Thank You Archives - The Daily Duranie

I Wanna Take You Higher Again

Last but not least, we are finishing up our review of the Thank You album by listening to “I Wanna Take You Higher Again”. This is simply an additional version of the earlier reviewed “I Wanna Take You Higher”, originally written and performed by Sly and the Family Stone and included as a B-side on… Continue reading I Wanna Take You Higher Again

In Review: Drive By

“Drive By” is the only song written by Duran Duran that is included on Thank You, released in 1995. Essentially, “Drive By” is an alternate version of “The Chauffeur”. The music is virtually the same, although in this song, there is spoken word by Simon Le Bon. Other sources describe the song as an introduction… Continue reading In Review: Drive By

In Review: Thank You

For this commercially pushed week of romance, we turn our attention to “Thank You”, the song originally released by Led Zeppelin in 1969. Written by Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, the song was written for Maureen, Robert Plant’s wife (at the time). Duran Duran’s version of “Thank You” was one of the first to be… Continue reading In Review: Thank You

In Review: Ball of Confusion

We are still trekking through Thank You, and this week we land on “Ball of Confusion”. Let’s dig right in! “Ball of Confusion (That’s What the World is Today)” was originally released by The Temptations in 1970. Since then, it has been covered by dozens of bands and artists, including Anthrax, Love and Rockets, Tina… Continue reading In Review: Ball of Confusion

In Review: Success

Well, since we survived last week and “911 is a Joke”, we’re moving on (thankfully) to this week and “Success”. The song was originally written by Iggy Pop, music composed by none other than David Bowie and guitarist Ricky Gardiner. Iggy Pop released the song as his only single from the 1977 album, Lust for… Continue reading In Review: Success

In Review: 911 is a Joke

Yes, we’ve reached this infamous point on the Thank You album. Truthfully, we approach the song with a fair amount of concern. The much maligned cover couldn’t possibly be that bad, could it? The song was originally recorded by Public Enemy, and appeared on their third album, Fear of a Black Planet, in 1990. It… Continue reading In Review: 911 is a Joke

In Review – Lay Lady Lay

We are jumping into 2021 with both feet, as we turn our attention to the song, “Lay Lady Lay”, this week. The original was written by Bob Dylan, released in 1969. It has been covered over the decades since by far too many artists to count. What makes Duran Duran’s version different and notable? Let’s… Continue reading In Review – Lay Lady Lay

In Review: Watching the Detectives

This week, we are diving straight into “Watching the Detectives”, off of the Thank You Album. The original was recorded by Elvis Costello in 1977, and other artists have covered the song over the years as well. Costello’s version is included on the Rolling Stone’s list of 500 Greatest Songs of All Time at #354.… Continue reading In Review: Watching the Detectives

In Review: White Lines

Today, we begin our sojourn into Thank You, the album of covers that Duran Duran released in 1995. As it directly followed The Wedding Album—a career-reviving hit by any standards—some have argued that perhaps doing an album of covers was a serious wrong-turn down a one-way road. The album itself reached 12 on the UK… Continue reading In Review: White Lines