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(Gigwise)   Simon Le Bon upset Duran Duran was not asked to DO DO DO DO DO DO DO DO DO DO DO DO DO DO DO anything at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee   (gigwise.com) divider line 56
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2012-06-06 10:26:44 PM
So, the Queen has taste after all?
 
2012-06-06 10:31:31 PM
Is this a song I should recognize
 
2012-06-06 10:35:50 PM
Don't call him a has-been douche now. Save it for the morning after.
 
2012-06-06 10:37:07 PM

moothemagiccow: Is this a song I should recognize


Yes, but subby was short by two do's.
 
2012-06-06 10:38:18 PM
WORST.BAND.EVER.
 
2012-06-06 10:38:33 PM
Why on Earth would they have been?
 
2012-06-06 10:41:16 PM
Maybe because it's not 1983, Simon.
 
2012-06-06 10:44:26 PM

trailerpimp: WORST.BAND.EVER.


Oh, please. Listening to Duran Duran after all this time makes me realize they actually had some chops and could put together a finely crafted piece of pop genius. Of course, at the time they were first-class douchebags, but that happens to everyone in their early 20s. As the saying goes, "young, dumb and full of cum."
 
2012-06-06 10:46:12 PM

Nana's Vibrator: Don't call him a has-been douche now. Save it for the morning after.


You win one interwebs for that reference!

/My favorite song and music video evar!
 
2012-06-06 10:52:06 PM

LtDarkstar: Nana's Vibrator: Don't call him a has-been douche now. Save it for the morning after.

You win one interwebs for that reference!

/My favorite song and music video evar!


I've always been partial to the walking-like bassline in Rio. It still finds its way onto my playlists to this day - up there with Michael Jackson's Wanna Be Starting Somethin'
Of course there's a sax solo in it, too. Anyone pop groups work sax solos into their music these days?
/Hey now, Whoo!
 
2012-06-06 11:00:59 PM

Nana's Vibrator: /Hey now, Whoo!


Imagine my surprise after I learned to play bass and heard Rio again. There was a bassline in there! And the lyrics have so many breezy throw-away one-liners, it's a pretty hilarious song.
 
2012-06-06 11:07:55 PM

theorellior: they actually had some chops and could put together a finely crafted piece of pop genius.


I remember watching a show that VH1 used to do called "The List". They had a topic, and a panel would list their top 3 choices.

For "Most Underrated Bands/Musicians", Nile Rodgers chose Duran Duran, and explained why, basically saying what you did.
 
2012-06-06 11:13:23 PM
Simon apparently didn't notice he was competing against people with Sir as a title. I'm sure they are on the list if someone backs out... right hehind Oasis.
 
2012-06-06 11:14:34 PM
My MIL was watching some of the Jubilee last night, and overhearing what was played I'd much rather hear some Duran Duran than Elton John's tired old chestnuts. I'm gonna say it: fark "Crocodile Rock" in the ear.
 
2012-06-06 11:17:00 PM

Nana's Vibrator: up there with Michael Jackson's Wanna Be Starting Somethin'


Probably the only MJ song I can unabashedly enjoy. He was a musical genius, I just never "got" the rest of his catalog. Personal taste and all that.

Midnight Rambler: For "Most Underrated Bands/Musicians", Nile Rodgers chose Duran Duran, and explained why, basically saying what you did.


Interesting!
 
2012-06-06 11:22:12 PM
Will he dance into the fire?

/Best '80s Bond theme
 
2012-06-06 11:28:55 PM

theorellior: trailerpimp: WORST.BAND.EVER.

Oh, please. Listening to Duran Duran after all this time makes me realize they actually had some chops and could put together a finely crafted piece of pop genius. Of course, at the time they were first-class douchebags, but that happens to everyone in their early 20s. As the saying goes, "young, dumb and full of cum."


Can't disagree. I still enjoy them as much as I did in junior high. Bastards were good-looking AND talented.
 
2012-06-07 12:00:06 AM
The haters are out in force already.

Seriously, instead of basing your opinion on their stuff that was played to death during the 80s on the radio, check out some Duran Duran songs that aren't as widely known. My recommendation: Their 2000 album Pop Trash, which didn't sell very well at all, is one of my three favorite albums of all time...by anyone. Or, on their latest, Leave A Light On...outstanding!

These are some seriously talented guys and I'm glad they are still around.
 
2012-06-07 12:10:08 AM
the weeding album has some great songs
worthy of being cool, and musicianship
/hardass opposite of tone deaf
 
2012-06-07 12:30:27 AM
Princess Diana LOVED Duran Duran. It might be one of the reasons why they weren't invited. Seriously. In Andy Taylor's book, Wild Boys, he talks about how Diana was obsessed with John. I don't blame her one bit.

Duran Duran ruled. Their work with Nils Rogers (who also has a great autobiography) is amazing and their music still holds up. I don't see how anyone could hate them. Pandora plays Rio and Girls on Film nearly every damn day at work and I never get tired of it. In a few years all of the hipster bands will be ripping them off note for note. Sax solo!
 
2012-06-07 12:35:23 AM
Maybe security vetoed it as a possible view to a kill.
 
2012-06-07 12:49:15 AM
Any (male) child of the '80s who didn't love the video to Girls on Film is a liar
 
2012-06-07 12:52:48 AM
Who?

j/k....but really, Simon, it might well be that you guys just aren't relevant, popular, and didn't contribute in any meaningful way to British culture, you know?
 
2012-06-07 01:10:55 AM

Nana's Vibrator: Anyone pop groups work sax solos into their music these days?


Katy Perry? (about 4 minutes in)

And I found an article that might interest you:

Bringing Saxy Back
The sax solo returns to pop music.
 
2012-06-07 01:18:00 AM

IntertubeUser: The haters are out in force already.

Seriously, instead of basing your opinion on their stuff that was played to death during the 80s on the radio, check out some Duran Duran songs that aren't as widely known. My recommendation: Their 2000 album Pop Trash, which didn't sell very well at all, is one of my three favorite albums of all time...by anyone. Or, on their latest, Leave A Light On...outstanding!.


what is the music like?
a 80's pop band i like is Crowded House, their last 2 is good, "our time on earth" is an recording i can listen to forever
 
2012-06-07 01:20:58 AM
 
2012-06-07 01:35:02 AM

theorellior: I'm gonna say it: fark "Crocodile Rock" in the ear.



Seconded.

/But damn it so much I like "Rocket Man".
 
2012-06-07 01:36:03 AM

chewielouie: moothemagiccow: Is this a song I should recognize

Yes, but subby was short by two do's.


He/she is right by my count.
 
2012-06-07 02:10:08 AM

theorellior: Listening to Duran Duran after all this time makes me realize they actually had some chops and could put together a finely crafted piece of pop genius.


No Nick Rhodes. Get rid of his ass and have an actual keyboardist that wasn't a patch pusher, and that band would have/still would be been great.
 
2012-06-07 07:21:42 AM

theorellior: Nana's Vibrator: /Hey now, Whoo!

Imagine my surprise after I learned to play bass and heard Rio again. There was a bassline in there! And the lyrics have so many breezy throw-away one-liners, it's a pretty hilarious song.


You want some nice bass? Hold back the rain.
 
2012-06-07 07:30:44 AM
mybodymyimage.com
 
2012-06-07 07:31:19 AM
Boring thread

mybodymyimage.com

improved
 
2012-06-07 07:42:04 AM
oops sry about double post

\but not that sorry
 
2012-06-07 07:57:15 AM
I have to pile on the haters here. Duran Duran was an excellent band and their music is certainly a hell of a lot better than some of the crap that passes for "music" these days.
 
2012-06-07 08:12:34 AM
Today you have Maroon 5, give me DD anyday.

Even Wildboys aint that bad.
 
2012-06-07 08:26:51 AM
WTF are you people still doing with a queen?
 
2012-06-07 08:37:38 AM
So those of you who are saying that Depeche Mode didn't do anything for British culture and aren't relevant any more think that bands like Madness did and still is?


/confused
 
2012-06-07 08:38:58 AM
That's a rather uncharming reflex of his.
 
2012-06-07 08:40:46 AM
I like Duran Duran, but seriously, if you consider any of their albums to be in your top three, you don't know music.
 
2012-06-07 09:00:20 AM
Boo hoo, vapid fatty.

He looked like Mr. French from Family Affair in a recent photo.

That said: I still love the first three DD albums.
 
2012-06-07 09:10:51 AM
Their latest album - All you Need is Now is some pretty good stuff.

I get the that there were some performing that had "Sir" in their title, but AYNIN is so much better than Crocodile Rock.

The got rid of the right Taylor and kept the good ones ;)
 
2012-06-07 09:15:23 AM

titwrench: chewielouie: moothemagiccow: Is this a song I should recognize

Yes, but subby was short by two do's.

He/she is right by my count.


My count as well. If you've not figured it out moothemagiccow, try it with some commas: do do do, do do do, do do do, do do do do, do-do

Though not as recognizable as the previous song, my favorite song by them is this.
 
2012-06-07 09:21:57 AM

Mugato: WTF are you people still doing with a queen?


Jubileeing, duh.
 
2012-06-07 09:49:31 AM
The video for New Moon on Monday still makes me laugh.
from ye olde wikipedia:
Both Andy Taylor and Nick Rhodes say this is the band's least favourite video. "Everybody ... hates it, particularly the dreadful scene at the end where we all dance together", Taylor wrote in his memoirs. "Even today, I cringe and leave the room if anyone plays [it]." He recalls that they were miserable since their Christmas holiday had been cut short to shoot the video, and spent most of the day on the dark and cold set drinking, to the point that he was "half cut" by the time the last scenes were shot. "It's one of the few times I've seen Nick dance".
 
2012-06-07 10:20:12 AM
So all of you people trying to convince me how awesome Duran Duran is/was still haven't explained why they would be expected to participate in the Queen's Jubilee.

Here's the bottom line - DD was a decent band with a couple of really good songs.
Simon LeBon is a horrible singer.
Original singer Stephen Duffy is a much better singer and songwriter.
But he's not as attractive as Simon
Well, there you are.
 
2012-06-07 10:37:46 AM

schubie: Princess Diana LOVED Duran Duran. It might be one of the reasons why they weren't invited. Seriously. In Andy Taylor's book, Wild Boys, he talks about how Diana was obsessed with John. I don't blame her one bit.

Duran Duran ruled. Their work with Nils Rogers (who also has a great autobiography) is amazing and their music still holds up. I don't see how anyone could hate them. Pandora plays Rio and Girls on Film nearly every damn day at work and I never get tired of it. In a few years all of the hipster bands will be ripping them off note for note. Sax solo!


THIS! Diana was the Duranie.

And Wild Boy, Andy's book, is actually pretty interesting. He doesn't pull any punches, but I felt he was very fair. (Nick seems like a pretty serious douche. John seems like he would have been hellaciously fun to party with.) And he didn't shy away from his own shortcomings. It is a very interesting look into the inner workings of pop stardom, and how it is freakishly simple to let the trappings screw with your life.

As for their musical prowess, they did get easily discounted because they were so damned fine on the eyes. While it's only a cover song, their take on Come up and See Me, (Make Me Smile) displays some damned fine guitar work.

//Simon and John have aged incredibly well.
 
2012-06-07 10:41:22 AM

schubie: incess Diana LOVED Duran Duran. It might be one of the reasons why they weren't invited. Seriously. In Andy Taylor's book, Wild Boys, he talks about how Diana was obsessed with John. I don't blame her one bit.


Came here to say this. Queen probably didn't want that reminder during her celebration.
 
2012-06-07 10:46:30 AM

The Why Not Guy: So all of you people trying to convince me how awesome Duran Duran is/was still haven't explained why they would be expected to participate in the Queen's Jubilee.

Here's the bottom line - DD was a decent band with a couple of really good songs.
Simon LeBon is a horrible singer.
Original singer Stephen Duffy is a much better singer and songwriter.
But he's not as attractive as Simon
Well, there you are.


There's no convincing someone who doesn't want to be convinced. Saying "...a couple of really good songs..." means "...all that I know about the band is their radio releases..."

Through the years, I've played other, lesser-known stuff from other albums for friends/family/etc. who weren't Duran Duran fans and they were surprised and impressed. If the naysayers gave them an impartial listen-to, many of them would change their opinions.

The rest of your post is just silly.
 
2012-06-07 11:10:21 AM
They weren't anywhere near as talented as Arcadia!

/ So Red the Rose.
 
2012-06-07 11:20:16 AM
I'd still fark the hell out of him. One of the sexiest men that ever lived.
 
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