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Post by JetSetWilly » Thu Jul 24, 2008 3:52 pm

necronom wrote:I've just been listening to "Greatest" in the car. "Union Of The Snake" has just finished, and the next track is "New Moon On Monday" :D
Duran Duran have easily become one of my favorite bands ever. got the NOTORIOUS album this morning and its really good. and they played an hour of their songs on Magic.

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Post by 1500graham » Fri Jul 25, 2008 6:49 am

Duran Duran are mint, the Decade album is fantastic. Every track is a belter.

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Post by Guybrush » Fri Jul 25, 2008 8:58 am

Saw Duran Duran live in 2005, best gig I've ever seen. The Reflex FTW.

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Post by necronom » Fri Jul 25, 2008 11:29 am

I really love Save a Prayer and Ordinary World, and there are lots that I like almost as much.

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Post by 1500graham » Fri Jul 25, 2008 11:30 am

Guybrush wrote:Saw Duran Duran live in 2005, best gig I've ever seen. The Reflex FTW.
By far, the biggest pop group of the eighties.
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Post by felgekarp » Fri Jul 25, 2008 11:37 am

1500graham wrote:
Guybrush wrote:Saw Duran Duran live in 2005, best gig I've ever seen. The Reflex FTW.
By far, the biggest pop group of the eighties.
No way were they bigger than Bananarama :D
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Post by psj3809 » Mon Jul 28, 2008 3:37 am

Duran Duran did release hit after hit in the 80's, so many great songs.

It was great when they released those two later songs - Ordinary World and Come undone which were both great songs.

Find it a bit weird all these 80's acts doing tours now, good in a way but on the other hand one minute theyre playing in front of 70,000 at Wembley back in the heyday and then the next minute theyre all looking old playing in front of 500 at some small venue.

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Post by 1500graham » Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:38 am

It does seem weird but everything has it's time and groups such as Duran Duran will always have their die hard fans.
Plus, have you seen the price of their concert tickets?
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Post by psj3809 » Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:42 am

Even though the groups i like i really am huge fans of i wouldnt want them still performing in their late 40's or years from their last hit.

But like i say it is good when a band come back and have a huge hit, Duran Duran did well with a few, even Blondie had that good comeback hit.

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Post by 1500graham » Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:00 am

psj3809 wrote:Even though the groups i like i really am huge fans of i wouldnt want them still performing in their late 40's or years from their last hit.

But like i say it is good when a band come back and have a huge hit, Duran Duran did well with a few, even Blondie had that good comeback hit.
Mate, late forties doesn't seem that old to me anymore!

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Post by psj3809 » Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:03 am

True same to me as i'm getting on but i dont know, just i find it weird when i'm a kid and i see a band such as Duran Duran having huge hits, huge stadium tours and then 20 years later i see them on stage in some small venue, all the band look far older/fatter and you see 'mums' dancing about to their songs. Just weird to me.

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Post by 1500graham » Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:47 am

psj3809 wrote:True same to me as i'm getting on but i dont know, just i find it weird when i'm a kid and i see a band such as Duran Duran having huge hits, huge stadium tours and then 20 years later i see them on stage in some small venue, all the band look far older/fatter and you see 'mums' dancing about to their songs. Just weird to me.


Ah so very true my friend, but this is their day job and it beats driving a stacker truck or grafting your nuts off on a production line for a living. Plus they still manage to ensnare lovely young (or younger) ladies less than half their age. Life for the over forties pop band isn't too bad!

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Post by boggyb68 » Mon Jul 28, 2008 6:05 pm

Saw Duran Duran at the O2 3 weeks ago, and they still tore the place up....

Seen them loads of times... they never let me down..... :)

Other 80's stuff that floats my boat:

Tears For Fears, Adam and the Ants, Madness, Spandau, Aha, Depeche, New Order, Falco (Rock Me Amadeus!), Sly Fox (Let's Go All The Way), Cameo (Word Up), The Power Station abd Arcadia (Duran side projects), Level 42, Talking Heads, Johnny Hates Jazz, Midnight Oil, INXS, The Cult, The Cure...

There are also so many tracks that just bring back the memories.... the list is long!

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Post by 1500graham » Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:09 am

Johnny Hates Jazz were great! Where's the Blow Monkeys on your list?

Anyone remember Kenny Thomas? Watched him live, great voice.
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Post by Frank Chickens » Tue Jul 29, 2008 7:46 am

Was never that keen on Johnny Hates Jazz but didn't mind Clark's solo work. My favourite songs of his were 'You Fooled Me Once Again' and 'True Confessions'.
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