Monday, February 27, 2012

Everyone in the world can sing "Hungry Like The Wolf"

I've brought out the DURAN DURAN records, CDs and MP3s this week.
Now that the current crop of bands makes no bones about their debts to Birmingham's "Fab Five," Duran Duran seem almost like pioneers, instead of pop stars.
In his book, "Talking to Girls About Duran Duran: One Young Man's Quest for True Love and...," Rob Sheffield writes about the longevity and cultural resonance of a band many of us once pilloried for their haircuts (while subtly nodding our heads along with the music):
"(Duran Duran) have been famous and beloved for 30 years. It's fair to say that at the time, we all thought this band would be forgotten by now, yet everyone in the Western world can still sing 'Hungry Like the Wolf.'"
There's a charm about Duran Duran that endures, somehow, across the generations.
I'll explore that charm while listening to them in the car today.


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