History Music / DuranDuran

22nd Aug '17 8:19:44 PM IAmNotTheWalrus
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* OneSteveLimit: Simon Le Bon vs. Simon Colley, Andy Taylor vs. Andy Wickett.

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*OneHeadTaller: Simon and John, who both stand over 6 foot tall, dwarf their shorter bandmates. Who's taller varies.
* OneSteveLimit: Simon Le Bon vs. Simon Colley, Andy Taylor vs. Andy Wickett.Wickett
13th May '17 1:47:05 PM nombretomado
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Duran Duran are an English pop rock band famous for a long series of popular singles, albums and [[MusicVideoTropes vivid music videos]], for which they've won two Grammy Awards. They were one of the most commercially successful of the NewRomantic bands and a leading band in the {{MTV}}-driven "Second British Invasion" of the United States. They are named after the character of Professor Durand Durand from the 1968 movie ''Film/{{Barbarella}}''.

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Duran Duran are an English pop rock band famous for a long series of popular singles, albums and [[MusicVideoTropes vivid music videos]], for which they've won two Grammy Awards. They were one of the most commercially successful of the NewRomantic bands and a leading band in the {{MTV}}-driven Creator/{{MTV}}-driven "Second British Invasion" of the United States. They are named after the character of Professor Durand Durand from the 1968 movie ''Film/{{Barbarella}}''.



* {{MTV}}: Duran Duran's popularity was partly due to this channel.
** That's only because in the U.S., MTV were pretty much the only place the band could catch a break. The only American DJ willing to play the band's music at the time was KROQ's Rodney Bingenheimer, as their music didn't fit the narrow parameters American radio demanded prior to the "Second British Invasion". OTOH, in their native U.K., the band had already been embraced by BBC Radio 1, taping a couple of sessions for popular radio personality Peter Powell and even being played by the ''extremely'' influential John Peel, so their music videos were just bonuses over there (meant to be played at rock clubs).
23rd Apr '17 3:22:45 PM Golondrina
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** The song ''Electric Barbarella'' isn't really about an "electric" ''{{Barbarella}}'', but the title is a shoutout to the band's naming origin.

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** The song ''Electric Barbarella'' isn't really about an "electric" ''{{Barbarella}}'', ''Film/{{Barbarella}}'', but the title is a shoutout to the band's naming origin.
23rd Apr '17 3:15:34 PM Golondrina
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Duran Duran are an English pop rock band famous for a long series of popular singles, albums and [[MusicVideoTropes vivid music videos]], for which they've won two Grammy Awards. They were one of the most commercially successful of the NewRomantic bands and a leading band in the {{MTV}}-driven "Second British Invasion" of the United States. They are named after the character of Professor Durand Durand from the 1968 movie ''{{Barbarella}}''.

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Duran Duran are an English pop rock band famous for a long series of popular singles, albums and [[MusicVideoTropes vivid music videos]], for which they've won two Grammy Awards. They were one of the most commercially successful of the NewRomantic bands and a leading band in the {{MTV}}-driven "Second British Invasion" of the United States. They are named after the character of Professor Durand Durand from the 1968 movie ''{{Barbarella}}''.
''Film/{{Barbarella}}''.
10th Apr '17 1:00:12 PM nombretomado
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** ''Zoom In'' is about SecondLife; the band has performed in-game before and have their own land based on their music.

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** ''Zoom In'' is about SecondLife; ''VideoGame/SecondLife''; the band has performed in-game before and have their own land based on their music.
1st Apr '17 1:06:38 PM Scandia
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* ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M43wsiNBwmo The Wild Boys]]''
26th Mar '17 1:58:02 PM EarthCrash
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* ItsPersonal: A white British pop band deciding to cover Grandmaster Flash's gritty proto-rap hit "White Lines" seems to be a ridiculous exercise in poor taste...until one remembers that the band had numerous struggles with cocaine abuse. John Taylor's cocaine problems were so bad they nearly killed him and broke the band apart. In light of that, it appears they picked the most blatant [[TheVillainSucksSong "fuck you" song about the drug to vent some anger]].

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* ItsPersonal: A white British pop band deciding to cover [[GrandmasterFlashAndTheFuriousFive Grandmaster Flash's Flash & Melle Mel's]] gritty proto-rap hit "White Lines" seems to be a ridiculous exercise in poor taste...until one remembers that the band had numerous struggles with cocaine abuse. John Taylor's cocaine problems were so bad they nearly killed him and broke the band apart. In light of that, it appears they picked the most blatant [[TheVillainSucksSong "fuck you" song about the drug to vent some anger]].
7th Jan '17 6:08:57 PM nombretomado
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Several of the band's contemporaries, including Music/TheBangles, Music/EltonJohn, Music/KylieMinogue and Paul Young, have named themselves fans of the band's stylish, uplifting pop. Simon [=LeBon=] described the group as "the band to dance to [[WorldWarIII when the bomb drops]]". Successors like BarenakedLadies, Beck, Jonathan Davis of Music/{{Korn}}, The Bravery, Gwen Stefani and Pink have all cited Duran Duran as a key band in their formative years. The newest crop of performers to name Duran Duran as influences include Dido, Franz Ferdinand, Panic! at the Disco, Lostprophets (who took their name from the title of a Duran Duran bootleg tape), Goldfrapp and TheKillers, and ScissorSisters, who first came to wide notice while touring as DD's opening act.

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Several of the band's contemporaries, including Music/TheBangles, Music/EltonJohn, Music/KylieMinogue and Paul Young, have named themselves fans of the band's stylish, uplifting pop. Simon [=LeBon=] described the group as "the band to dance to [[WorldWarIII when the bomb drops]]". Successors like BarenakedLadies, Music/BarenakedLadies, Beck, Jonathan Davis of Music/{{Korn}}, The Bravery, Gwen Stefani and Pink have all cited Duran Duran as a key band in their formative years. The newest crop of performers to name Duran Duran as influences include Dido, Franz Ferdinand, Panic! at the Disco, Lostprophets (who took their name from the title of a Duran Duran bootleg tape), Goldfrapp and TheKillers, and ScissorSisters, who first came to wide notice while touring as DD's opening act.
17th Jul '16 5:58:25 AM DeepRed
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Several of the band's contemporaries, including Music/TheBangles, Music/EltonJohn, Music/KylieMinogue and Paul Young, have named themselves fans of the band's stylish, uplifting pop. Simon [=LeBon=] described the group as "the band to dance to when the bomb drops". Successors like BarenakedLadies, Beck, Jonathan Davis of Music/{{Korn}}, The Bravery, Gwen Stefani and Pink have all cited Duran Duran as a key band in their formative years. The newest crop of performers to name Duran Duran as influences include Dido, Franz Ferdinand, Panic! at the Disco, Lostprophets (who took their name from the title of a Duran Duran bootleg tape), Goldfrapp and TheKillers, and ScissorSisters, who first came to wide notice while touring as DD's opening act.

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Several of the band's contemporaries, including Music/TheBangles, Music/EltonJohn, Music/KylieMinogue and Paul Young, have named themselves fans of the band's stylish, uplifting pop. Simon [=LeBon=] described the group as "the band to dance to [[WorldWarIII when the bomb drops".drops]]". Successors like BarenakedLadies, Beck, Jonathan Davis of Music/{{Korn}}, The Bravery, Gwen Stefani and Pink have all cited Duran Duran as a key band in their formative years. The newest crop of performers to name Duran Duran as influences include Dido, Franz Ferdinand, Panic! at the Disco, Lostprophets (who took their name from the title of a Duran Duran bootleg tape), Goldfrapp and TheKillers, and ScissorSisters, who first came to wide notice while touring as DD's opening act.
21st Jun '16 12:22:00 PM gewunomox
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Several of the band's contemporaries, including TheBangles, EltonJohn, Music/KylieMinogue and Paul Young, have named themselves fans of the band's stylish, uplifting pop. Simon [=LeBon=] described the group as "the band to dance to when the bomb drops". Successors like BarenakedLadies, Beck, Jonathan Davis of Music/{{Korn}}, The Bravery, Gwen Stefani and Pink have all cited Duran Duran as a key band in their formative years. The newest crop of performers to name Duran Duran as influences include Dido, Franz Ferdinand, Panic! at the Disco, Lostprophets (who took their name from the title of a Duran Duran bootleg tape), Goldfrapp and TheKillers, and ScissorSisters, who first came to wide notice while touring as DD's opening act.

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Several of the band's contemporaries, including TheBangles, EltonJohn, Music/TheBangles, Music/EltonJohn, Music/KylieMinogue and Paul Young, have named themselves fans of the band's stylish, uplifting pop. Simon [=LeBon=] described the group as "the band to dance to when the bomb drops". Successors like BarenakedLadies, Beck, Jonathan Davis of Music/{{Korn}}, The Bravery, Gwen Stefani and Pink have all cited Duran Duran as a key band in their formative years. The newest crop of performers to name Duran Duran as influences include Dido, Franz Ferdinand, Panic! at the Disco, Lostprophets (who took their name from the title of a Duran Duran bootleg tape), Goldfrapp and TheKillers, and ScissorSisters, who first came to wide notice while touring as DD's opening act.
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