We Heard There Was a Debut Having a 40th Anniversary….

Duran Duran - debut

It’s that time again for Vodka Friday!

Sure, Rio might be 39 and without a single wrinkle, but the Duran Duran debut album is 40 years old this month. Let that sink in for a hot second.

While we struggle to figure out where the time has gone, we also took time to celebrate with a Vodka Friday. Grab yourself a cocktail or other favorite beverage and enjoy!



By Daily Duranie

Once upon a time, there were two Duran Duran fans. One named Amanda, the other named Rhonda. Over many vodka tonics, they would laugh about the idea of one day writing a book about their fan experiences. While that manuscript is still being composed...Rhonda thought they should write a blog. (What was she THINKING?!) Lo and behold: The Daily Duranie was born.

1 comment

  1. I had to think but my first one was Seven and the Ragged Tiger. I bought it on cassette Summer of 1984, one of my first cassettes. My second was the first album that I bought November 1984. I remember this one because I saved my allowance money and had enough but my brother decided he was going to buy a Lego set and it was more expensive than he thought so we get to the register and we don’t have enough money. My mom was shopping and had to give my brother money because he was the one who didn’t have enough. That Christmas I got Arena along with a book and DD shirts (I got Arena on vinyl the following Christmas I graduated that June from junior high and bought Rio from graduation. After that I bought as they were released, first on cassettes, then CD (and often backtracked to buy an album again on CD after having it on cassette). Years later I bought Rio on vinyl from an alternative rock record store and then Astronaut on vinyl when released. I plan on going to record stores as things open to look for more DD vinyl. I remember liking the first album better than 7&TRT and part of it was because of watching Off The Record and hearing the songs.

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