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Working For the Skin Trade: Post-Imperial Funk

As a massive fan of the Notorious era, last week’s resurrection of “Skin Trade” had me feeling chills thanks to fans sharing their concert clips. So, this week, I’m sharing this Notorious piece I wrote a few years back. Velvet Rebel In 2010, Pitchfork contributor Tom Ewing helped define the concept of imperial phases as it applies to popular music. …

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This week in DD History – February 21-27, 2021

We’re already about to begin the third week of February! Time is flying by, yet we’re still feeling like it’s Groundhog Day every single day of the week (at least *I* am). Hope everyone is safe and well out there! February 21 Planet Earth peaked at #12 on the UK charts (1981) Duran Duran performs in Madison, Wisconsin (1984) Skin …