May 25, 2009
I've seen you on the beach and I've seen you on TV
Duran Duran is now on Twitter and you should pay attention for goodies like a new version of Rio they recorded for Mark Ronson. The chorus is "His name is Ronson and he mixes with those hands... oh Ronson, Ronson dance across the Rio Grande." I'm sure it was funny in the studio, but not so much outside.
They're in the studio with Ronson now. Take a look:
Remember on June 29/30, EMI is releasing yet another version of Rio, which is fine because it's an epic pop record. Preparing this post, I found this great website where you can learn everything you ever wanted to know about Rio. There were like 4 versions of the album at the time it was released!
I don't know why I feel inclined to post non-news on Duran so much, but I've never done this...
XO's Top Ten Plus One Duran Duran Songs:
Whatever Happens Tomorrow
Hungry Like The Wolf
Girls On Film
Save A Prayer
Union Of The Snake
Come Undone (La Fin De Siecle Mix)
Michael You've Got A Lot To Answer For
Update: Maybe New Religion should be on this list. That song has aged quite well for me. I could bump the second song for it.
Meanwhile, The Killers are releasing a "Night Version" of Joyride. A nice nod to Duran.