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I am having a bit of an 80s retrospective at the moment as I am reading John Taylor from Duran Duran's autobiography (I think they should have him on Desert Island Discs - oh please!!) and listening to some Duran Duran again. It really brings back my teenage years - I know some of you are too young for that but I was about 13 I guess when I heard of them and like most girls at that time I was into them for a while, although I was never as big a fan as my sister. (When my great uncle and grandfather came to visit us my sister and I were banished to share the bedroom in the basement while they got our bedrooms and my mother's comment to my great uncle was that he could decide if he 'preferred Boy George or Duran Duran' - my room was Boy George hee hee. I did have a Duran poster though!!
But John wasn't even my favourite from the band unlike most people - I got put off by the sight of his white sparrow chest in the Save a Prayer video - that is still my favourite of their songs - and I guess if I liked any of them it was mostly Simon, sometimes Nick. Even my Mum liked Simon. My sister preferred Roger. I didn't know anyone who liked Andy.
It's interesting reading John's bio and that takes me back as well in a way. I was surprised to read that they played in Edmonton in 1982, I had no idea they played in Edmonton until much later when they already were well out of fashion and they opened for David Bowie, my sister went to that concert but even she wasn't that much into them anymore. It's funny that they played there before they actually got big in Canada and then not again until they were out of fashion again. I'm pretty sure we didn't hear about them until something like late 82 or early 83.
And...I think I mostly just like the Rio album. I like Planet Earth from the album before and we did get Seven and the Ragged Tiger, but we never liked it as much as Rio and I've not bothered with any of their stuff after that, even though they did have Warren Cuccurullo in the band for a while and I knew him from Missing Persons, another band I liked a lot back then. (and the singer of which band Lady Gaga has totally ripped off...)
still can't believe it is really THAT long ago...30 years since Rio was released!!!! eek...


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