Tag: Duran Duran

Monday 6/14/21 12am ET: Feature LP: Duran Duran – Seven and The Ragged Tire (1984)

Seven and the Ragged Tiger is the third studio album by English new wave band Duran Duran. It was released on November 21, 1983 by EMI. It was the band’s first and only number-one album on the UK Albums Chart, and would prove to be the last studio album for the band’s most famous line-up until 2004’s Astronaut.

Vocalist Simon Le Bon said the album “is an adventure story about a little commando team. ‘The Seven’ is for us—the five band members and the two managers—and ‘the Ragged Tiger’ is success. Seven people running after success. It’s ambition. That’s what it’s about.”

“The Reflex” – 5:29
“New Moon on Monday” – 4:16
“(I’m Looking For) Cracks in the Pavement” – 3:38
“I Take the Dice” – 3:18
“Of Crime and Passion” – 3:50
“Union of the Snake” – 4:20
“Shadows on Your Side” – 4:03
“Tiger Tiger” – 3:20
“The Seventh Stranger” – 5:24

Simon Le Bon – lead vocals
Andy Taylor – guitars
John Taylor – bass guitar
Roger Taylor – drums
Nick Rhodes – keyboards
Andy Hamilton – soprano and tenor saxophone
Raphael DeJesus – percussion
Mark Kennedy – percussion
Michelle Cobbs – backing vocals on “Union of the Snake” and “The Reflex”
BJ Nelson – backing vocals on “Union of the Snake” and “The Reflex”

Tuesday 6/8/21 3pm ET: Sounds of The 80’s

Featuring tunes from Duran Duran, Animotion, Pointer Sisters, Ratt, Bob Seger, Billy Joel, and more and more . . .

Wednesday 7/29/2020 12am ET: Feature LP: Duran Duran – Rio (1983)

Rio is the second studio album by English new wave band Duran Duran, originally released worldwide on May 10, 1982. It reached number two in the United Kingdom and number one in Australia and Canada.

The album was re-released in the United States in November 1982. It earned a Gold disc on March 1,1983, and was certified Platinum on April 26,1983, eventually reaching Double Platinum status. It peaked at number six on the Billboard 200 album chart in the US on March 12,1983, and remained on the chart for 129 weeks.

Disc one
1. “Rio” 5:33
2. “My Own Way” 4:51
3. “Lonely in Your Nightmare” 3:51
4. “Hungry Like the Wolf” 3:41
5. “Hold Back the Rain” 3:59
6. “New Religion” 5:32
7. “Last Chance On the Stairway” 4:21
8. “Save a Prayer” 5:33
9. “The Chauffeur” 5:22
10. “Rio” (US album remix) 5:24
11. “My Own Way” (Carnival remix) 4:31
12. “Lonely in Your Nightmare” (US album remix) 4:52
13. “Hungry Like the Wolf” (US album remix) 4:11
14. “Hold Back the Rain” (US album remix) 6:32

Disc two
1. “Last Chance On the Stairway” (the Manchester Square Demo) 5:04
2. “My Own Way” (the Manchester Square Demo) 4:39
3. “New Religion” (the Manchester Square Demo) 5:33
4. “Like An Angel” (the Manchester Square Demo) 5:03
5. “My Own Way” (original 7-inch version) 3:39
6. “Like An Angel” 4:43
7. “Careless Memories” (Live at the Hammersmith Odeon) 4:15
8. “The Chauffeur” (Blue Silver) (Early version) 3:54
9. “My Own Way” (Night version) 6:34
10. “Hungry Like the Wolf” (Night version) 5:14
11. “Rio” (Night version) 6:40
12. “New Religion” (Carnival remix) 5:15
13. “Hold Back the Rain” (Carnival remix) 7:01
14. “Rio” (Single Edit) 3:51
15. “Save A Prayer” (Single Edit) 3:41

Friday 2pm ET: Feature Artist – Duran Duran

Duran Duran are an English new wave band formed in Birmingham in 1978. The band were one of the most successful acts of the 1980s, but by the end of the decade, membership and music style changes challenged the band before a resurgence in the early 1990s. The group were a leading band in the MTV-driven Second British Invasion of the US in the 1980s. They achieved 14 singles in the top 10 of the UK Singles Chart and 21 in the US Billboard Hot 100, and have sold over 100 million records worldwide.

When the band emerged they were generally considered part of the New Romantic scene, along with bands such as Spandau Ballet and Visage. However, Duran Duran would soon shed this image by using fashion and marketing to build a more refined and elegant presentation. The band have won numerous awards throughout their career: two Brit Awards including the 2004 award for Outstanding Contribution to Music, two Grammy Awards, an MTV Video Music Award for Lifetime Achievement, and a Video Visionary Award from the MTV Europe Music Awards. They were also awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The video age catapulted Duran Duran into the mainstream with the introduction of the 24-hour music channel MTV. Many of their videos were shot on 35 mm film, which gave a much more polished look than was standard at the time. They also collaborated with professional film directors to take the quality a step further, often teaming up with Australian director Russell Mulcahy for some of their most memorable video offerings. In 1984, the band were early innovators with video technology in their live stadium shows.

On July 16, 2019, Rhodes said the band has been working on a new album since the start of 2019, with Ronson, Erol Alkan and Giorgio Moroder handling production duties, and Lykke Li and Graham Coxon being confirmed as collaborators. “There’s one song so far that’s a frontrunner to be the first single. It’s just so different from anything I’ve heard from us before, or actually anyone else. There’s a dance element to it. The construction of it, the melodic content, the lyrics, some of the sounds… they’re very different for us.” Rhodes said a release in late spring 2020 for the album “looks realistic”.

Friday 11pm: ClubMax

This week on ClubMax we feature tunes from Janet Jackson, Secret Ties, Black Blood, KC & The Sunshine Band, Katy Perry, New Order, Duran Duran, Karen Young, Shalamar, Mark Ronson, First Choice and more . . . 

Tuesday 2pm: Sounds of The 80’s

This week we feature extended remix versions of eighties hits from Donna Summer, Peter Wolf, Paul Abdul, Brothers Johnson, Madonna, Diana Ross, Huey Lewis and The News, Duran Duran, Flaco and more more more

Great Soul Performances 2: The 80s with Bobby Jay 5pm ET

bobbyjayrmThis afternoon on “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s,” I’ll be playing songs by artists like: The Gap Band, Richard “Dimples” Fields, De La Soul, Regina Belle, Gerald Albright, Duran Duran, Marvin Gaye, the Bar-Kays, William DeVaughn, Al B. Sure! and several others. It kicks of at 5PM ET, 4PM CT, 3PM MT & 2PM PT. BTW, this will be the last Sunday airing in this time period. Starting in August, “Great Soul Performances 2: The 80’s,” will be heard on Sunday’s at 7PM ET, with no encores. Beginning in August, on Monday’s, the program can be heard “On Demand.” Likewise, this evening at 7PM, the Saturday “Great Soul Performances” will have its last Sunday encore. It will still be heard on Saturdays at 7PM eastern time, with no encores. It too, will be available to be heard, beginning on Monday’s “On Demand.” All this will begin in August, and we’ll tell you more about these changes as time goes on. So, join me later today for music and fun, here at the home of the hits, RadioMaxMusic.Com.

Artist Countdown: Duran Duran Top 40 Hits 6pm ET @duranduran

duranduranDuran Duran are an English New Wave band, formed in Birmingham in 1978. They were one of the most successful bands of the 1980s and a leading band in the MTV-driven “Second British Invasion” of the United States. Since the 1980s, they have placed 14 singles in the Top 10 of the UK Singles Chart and 21 in the Billboard Hot 100 and have, according to the Sunday Mercury, sold more than 100 million records.

While they were generally considered part of the New Romantic scene along with bands such as Spandau Ballet when they first emerged, they later shed this image. The band worked with fashion designers to build a sharp and elegant image that earned them the nickname “the prettiest boys in rock.” The band has won a number of awards throughout their career, including two Grammy Awards, two Brit Awards—receiving the award for Outstanding Contribution to Music, an MTV Video Music Award—the Lifetime Achievement Award, and were awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The band’s controversial videos, which included partial nudity and suggestions of sexuality, became popular in the early 1980s on the then-new music video channel MTV. Duran Duran were among the first bands to have their videos shot by professional directors with 35 mm film movie cameras, which gave their videos a much more polished look. In 1984, the band were early innovators with video technology in their live stadium shows.

The group was formed by Nick Rhodes, John Taylor and Stephen Duffy, with the later addition of Roger Taylor and, after numerous personnel changes, Andy Taylor and Simon Le Bon. The group has never disbanded, but the line-up has changed to include guitarist Warren Cuccurullo from 1989 to 2001 and drummer Sterling Campbell from 1989 to 1991. The reunion of the original five members in the early 2000s created a stir among the band’s fans and music media. Andy Taylor left the band in mid-2006, and London guitarist Dom Brown has since been working with the band as a session player and touring member. – Wikipedia

1 The Wild Boys
2 I Don’t Want Your Love
3 The Reflex
4 A View to a Kill
5 Notorious
6 Ordinary World
7 Union of the Snake
8 Is There Something I Should Know?
9 Hungry Like the Wolf
10 All She Wants Is
11 Come Undone
12 (Reach Up for The) Sunrise
13 New Moon on Monday
14 Violence of Summer (Love’s Taking Over)
15 Meet El Presidente
16 Rio
17 Skin Trade
18 Girls on Film
19 What Happens Tomorrow
20 White Lines
21 Planet Earth
22 My Own Way
23 Save a Prayer
24 Burning the Ground
25 Do You Believe in Shame?
26 Too Much Information
27 Falling Down
28 Out of My Mind
29 Serious
30 Electric Barbarella
31 All You Need is Now
32 Careless Memories
33 Someone Else Not Me
34 Perfect Day
35 Lay Lady Lay
36 Drowning Man
37 Leave a Light On
38 Girl Panic!
39 Femme Fatale
40 Big Thing