The early 90s have never been my favorite Duran Duran era. Forever grateful that the Wedding Album brought the band commercial success, it doesn’t get a ton of play in my collection. The Thank You album gets even less. The choice of songs felt jaded and misguided and only a few hold my interest for… Continue reading Rebel Rebels – A Belated Thank You
This week, we take a walk towards the psychedelic rock scene of the 1960s as we look at “Crystal Ship”. Originally recorded by The Doors for their 1967 debut album and is the B-side to their number one hit “Light My Fire”, “Crystal Ship” was originally written as a love song for Jim Morrison’s former… Continue reading In Review: Crystal Ship
It’s that time again, and this week, we tackle “I Wanna Take You Higher” version 1. Originally recorded by Sly & the Family Stone in 1969, Duran Duran includes not one but two versions on Thank You. This week, we’re listening to the first. As we agreed last week, we will listen to Duran’s version,… Continue reading In Review: I Wanna Take You Higher V. 1
December 13 Betty Page of Sounds Magazine wrote first article about the band, labeling them as part of the embryonic New Romantic movement involving Spandau Ballet and others. (1980) VH1 debuted A Diva’s Christmas Carol, with our favorite bass player as the Ghost of Christmas Present. (2000) Played at the House of Blues in Atlantic… Continue reading This Week in DD History – Dec. 13-19, 2020
The Heart, The Mind, The Albums:
Our newest write at Daily Duranie wrestles with his heart and mind while revisiting every album.