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2021-10-22 9:29:33 AM  
The Linda Lindas aren't that old, subby.

/and they're better.
 
2021-10-22 9:30:14 AM  
They've sold 100 million records and used 60 million cases of hair product.
 
2021-10-22 9:34:08 AM  
The The?
 
2021-10-22 9:54:01 AM  
Sub Sub?
 
2021-10-22 9:59:10 AM  
I admire them. They were a band with a goal, and they achieved that goal: sex with supermodels.
 
2021-10-22 10:01:21 AM  
I've seen them on the beach, and I've seen them on TV.
 
2021-10-22 10:01:34 AM  
Duran Duran was the name of the bad guy in Barbarella. That was a super-schlocky Italian raunchy sci-fi flick. But it had peak Jane Fonda and a couple of the gags gave me a legitimate laugh.

I like the band too, including some stuff from recent years.
 
2021-10-22 10:09:42 AM  
Still only 2/3rds as good as And And And.
 
2021-10-22 10:11:38 AM  
Meh.

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2021-10-22 10:14:31 AM  
Woo! Hey now, lookit that
 
2021-10-22 10:17:48 AM  

OccamsWhiskers: Barbarella. Jane Fonda's best work out video


FTFY
 
2021-10-22 10:31:28 AM  

Madison_Smiled: Sub Sub?


I doubt it
 
2021-10-22 10:32:45 AM  
Ain't No Love (Ain't No Use) (feat. Melanie Williams)
Youtube 6kigNvyeLhM
 
2021-10-22 10:46:03 AM  
Mr. Mister?
 
2021-10-22 10:49:49 AM  
A few months ago I would have scoffed at an old band releasing new material BUT 'Tears For Fears' & 'The Stranglers' have both produced some excellent songs recently.
 
2021-10-22 11:07:06 AM  
I guess that rules out Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
 
2021-10-22 11:11:40 AM  
Single-handedly owe their success to MTV. Impeccable timing.
 
2021-10-22 11:16:05 AM  
They're no Tony! Toni! Toné!...
 
2021-10-22 11:17:49 AM  
Talk Talk?
 
2021-10-22 11:26:02 AM  
They achieved Peaks 80s
Duran Duran - Rio (Official Music Video)
Youtube nTizYn3-QN0

There is none more 80s than the video for Rio.
 
2021-10-22 11:29:16 AM  
That ain't workin
 
2021-10-22 11:41:58 AM  

OccamsWhiskers: Duran Duran was the name of the bad guy in Barbarella. That was a super-schlocky Italian raunchy sci-fi flick. But it had peak Jane Fonda and a couple of the gags gave me a legitimate laugh.

I like the band too, including some stuff from recent years.


I did not know that. Love their song "Electric Barbarella."
 
2021-10-22 11:48:57 AM  

CarnySaur: Mr. Mister?


Well, they ain't no Haircut 100...

Radio 1990 on USA was a dumping ground for 80s pop schlock.
 
2021-10-22 11:57:58 AM  
"A View to a Kill" is the best Bond song.
 
2021-10-22 11:59:35 AM  
Go-Go's - We Got The Beat (Live in Central Park '01)
Youtube x09i7kxi13Y
 
2021-10-22 12:02:51 PM  
Theres this bar by me called Waterstreet Grill and when "Hungry Like The Wolf" comes on people turn into animals and ho crazy
 
2021-10-22 12:17:31 PM  
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I have read the sheet music, ready to play this on my instrument....
 
2021-10-22 12:18:03 PM  

Marcos P: Theres this bar by me called Waterstreet Grill and when "Hungry Like The Wolf" comes on people turn into animals and ho crazy


I was ho crazy in my youth, too.
 
2021-10-22 12:18:12 PM  
And, and, farkin' and!
 
2021-10-22 12:21:39 PM  
Simon LeBon is 20 years older today than the actor (Milo O'Shea) who played the character in Barbarella was when they made the movie.
 
2021-10-22 12:33:20 PM  
I have seen them several times over the years.
The first was in Oakland for the tour promoting Seven and the Ragged Tiger.

I will probably get flamed by music snobs on here, but John Taylor is one hell of a bass player.
As someone who plays bass and keyboards, I would give my left nut to have a ounce of his talent.
Checkout out his bass demos on youtube that he did during peak lockdown.
Great stuff.
 
2021-10-22 12:39:56 PM  

OccamsWhiskers: Duran Duran was the name of the bad guy in Barbarella. That was a super-schlocky Italian raunchy sci-fi flick. But it had peak Jane Fonda and a couple of the gags gave me a legitimate laugh.


That movie is so bad but I love it. Like Ilsa, Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks, lol.
 
2021-10-22 12:57:56 PM  

oldfarthenry: A few months ago I would have scoffed at an old band releasing new material BUT 'Tears For Fears' & 'The Stranglers' have both produced some excellent songs recently.


A decent amount of bands have been doing it in recent years. Swervedriver and Slowdive had extraordinary comeback records, the latter releasing what might be their best a full 22 years after their last record. (I'd say My Bloody Valentine, too, but it was older material they took forever to finish.)
 
2021-10-22 1:04:00 PM  
Talk Talk?
 
2021-10-22 1:06:03 PM  
Toto?
 
2021-10-22 1:14:36 PM  

the_end_is_rear: I have seen them several times over the years.
The first was in Oakland for the tour promoting Seven and the Ragged Tiger.

I will probably get flamed by music snobs on here, but John Taylor is one hell of a bass player.
As someone who plays bass and keyboards, I would give my left nut to have a ounce of his talent.
Checkout out his bass demos on youtube that he did during peak lockdown.
Great stuff.


He is criminally underrated
 
2021-10-22 1:22:31 PM  

gbcinques: Toto?


Winner.
 
2021-10-22 1:34:08 PM  

oldfarthenry: A few months ago I would have scoffed at an old band releasing new material


Good musicians don't have an expiration date. My favorite Rush album is their final one. Time and styles change but the musicians don't. Genesis fans tend to scoff at their later albums. What did they expect them to do, keep making the same old albums over and over? Time changed, prog rock didn't make sense for them any more.

The change isn't within the band, it's within us. When we're in our 20s, our minds are sponges ready to soak up as much music as possible. 40 years later we expect the 80s band to make 80s music. They can't, not the 80s. If they are good musicians, they should be able to make valid, viable music. We just have to have the ability to accept it, and judge it for what it is in this timeline.
 
2021-10-22 1:43:28 PM  

wet drum sandwich: I guess that rules out Yeah Yeah Yeahs.


not Was (Not Was) ?
 
2021-10-22 1:47:39 PM  
Duran Duran Duran - I Hate The 80's
Youtube sTf5tHX8E-o
 
2021-10-22 1:48:17 PM  

Musikslayer: Good musicians don't have an expiration date. My favorite Rush album is their final one. Time and styles change but the musicians don't. Genesis fans tend to scoff at their later albums. What did they expect them to do, keep making the same old albums over and over? Time changed, prog rock didn't make sense for them any more.

The change isn't within the band, it's within us. When we're in our 20s, our minds are sponges ready to soak up as much music as possible. 40 years later we expect the 80s band to make 80s music. They can't, not the 80s. If they are good musicians, they should be able to make valid, viable music. We just have to have the ability to accept it, and judge it for what it is in this timeline.


Meanwhile Angus Young:

"I'm sick to death of people saying we've made 11 albums that sound exactly the same. In fact, we've made 12 albums that sound exactly the same."

I kid, of course, AC/DC definitely the exception to the rule.  But basically I would be concerned about a musician that does say at some point "I'm tired of playing the same old shiat" and doesn't stretch themselves.
 
2021-10-22 1:56:28 PM  
I read this cool new Duran Duran biography that just came out.  not really a fan per se but i know all the big hits.  fun band.

anyways, cool story;  in the early 80s they had a roadie named "Simon".  after a few weeks of the band and production crew asking for "Simon" and inevitably getting the wrong one, an exasperated, I believe, Roger Taylor said to Simon Le Bon, "cor, d'ye have a middle name?"

"yes, I do. Charles."

"Well then farkin' settles it.  From now on, your name is 'Charley'!"

author:  "to this day, 35+ years on, the band and their inner circle refer to and call Simon 'Charley'."
 
2021-10-22 2:24:20 PM  
Durian-Durian?
 
2021-10-22 2:28:19 PM  

the_end_is_rear: I have seen them several times over the years.
The first was in Oakland for the tour promoting Seven and the Ragged Tiger.

I will probably get flamed by music snobs on here, but John Taylor is one hell of a bass player.
As someone who plays bass and keyboards, I would give my left nut to have a ounce of his talent.
Checkout out his bass demos on youtube that he did during peak lockdown.
Great stuff.


Still one of my favourite bands.  I had a bootleg if that concert from Oakland (It was called Oakland Live - ha!).  It was great.  I'd watched a bunch of those bass demos; I liked how forthright he explained things about transitions, types of drumlines chosen, inspirations and so on.

Listening to the new album now - a few tracks in and I'm very fond of the music, but a little less enamoured with the vocals.
 
2021-10-22 2:32:47 PM  

phoenixdan: Durian-Durian?


They stink!
 
2021-10-22 2:37:04 PM  

the_end_is_rear: I have seen them several times over the years.
The first was in Oakland for the tour promoting Seven and the Ragged Tiger.

I will probably get flamed by music snobs on here, but John Taylor is one hell of a bass player.
As someone who plays bass and keyboards, I would give my left nut to have a ounce of his talent.
Checkout out his bass demos on youtube that he did during peak lockdown.
Great stuff.


jt is a ridiculous bass player
 
2021-10-22 2:38:53 PM  

Myk-House of El: Musikslayer: Good musicians don't have an expiration date. My favorite Rush album is their final one. Time and styles change but the musicians don't. Genesis fans tend to scoff at their later albums. What did they expect them to do, keep making the same old albums over and over? Time changed, prog rock didn't make sense for them any more.

The change isn't within the band, it's within us. When we're in our 20s, our minds are sponges ready to soak up as much music as possible. 40 years later we expect the 80s band to make 80s music. They can't, not the 80s. If they are good musicians, they should be able to make valid, viable music. We just have to have the ability to accept it, and judge it for what it is in this timeline.

Meanwhile Angus Young:

"I'm sick to death of people saying we've made 11 albums that sound exactly the same. In fact, we've made 12 albums that sound exactly the same."

I kid, of course, AC/DC definitely the exception to the rule.  But basically I would be concerned about a musician that does say at some point "I'm tired of playing the same old shiat" and doesn't stretch themselves.


johnny ramone did exactly that - he refused to play any guitar parts requiring upstrokes.
 
2021-10-22 2:45:15 PM  

Myk-House of El: Musikslayer: Good musicians don't have an expiration date. My favorite Rush album is their final one. Time and styles change but the musicians don't. Genesis fans tend to scoff at their later albums. What did they expect them to do, keep making the same old albums over and over? Time changed, prog rock didn't make sense for them any more.

The change isn't within the band, it's within us. When we're in our 20s, our minds are sponges ready to soak up as much music as possible. 40 years later we expect the 80s band to make 80s music. They can't, not the 80s. If they are good musicians, they should be able to make valid, viable music. We just have to have the ability to accept it, and judge it for what it is in this timeline.

Meanwhile Angus Young:

"I'm sick to death of people saying we've made 11 albums that sound exactly the same. In fact, we've made 12 albums that sound exactly the same."

I kid, of course, AC/DC definitely the exception to the rule.  But basically I would be concerned about a musician that does say at some point "I'm tired of playing the same old shiat" and doesn't stretch themselves.


The Quietus | Opinion | Black Sky Thinking | AC/DC: Disco Punk Funk Glam Rock Brit Pop Superstars
 
2021-10-22 2:57:10 PM  
40 years later, this band ignored by headline link (Yes, they were 1981 also)
Talk Talk - It's My Life ( Official Video)
Youtube cFH5JgyZK1I
 
2021-10-22 3:01:02 PM  
Also, for laughs I made a stuttering sentence out of double-billed bands:  Go-Gos Talk Talk Toto Duran Duran!  Anyone make it longer?
 
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