Duran Duran has posted a few treats for us this weekend. First off, the band posted an official live video for Is There Something I Should Know, taken from the famous As The Lights Go Down concert series that were filmed during the Arena tour in 1984. The vinyl version of As The Lights Go Down was a much sought after commodity this record store day.
B-Sides Tournament Round 4: The Smiths, Joy Division, David Bowie, XTC, Duran Duran, The Cure, New Order
The final 8 teams are left in the Best of the B-sides tournament. There are one or two surprises in this list, but it’s a pretty solid collection of tracks. Good luck choosing between these
More round 3 games in the Best of the B-sides tournament. The matchup between New Order and The Cure in this round might be the toughest choice so far in this entire tournament
More round 3 games in the Best of the B-sides tournament. This one features what was inevitable, the matchup of The Cure vs The Cure
B-Sides Tournament Round 2: New Order vs Erasure, Depeche Mode vs The Cure, Morrissey vs The Cure, Duran Duran vs Pulp
This is the final batch of second round games in the Strangeways Radio B-sides tournament. Some of the match ups in this round are good enough to be in the finals 1963 vs She Won’t Be Home and Sea Of Sin vs A Few Hours After This. Good luck trying to choose between them. For…
More second round games in the Strangeways Radio B-sides tournament. This one features a few super popular b-sides so, it will be interesting to see if there are any upsets.
B-Sides Tournament Round 1: The Cure vs Jesus & Mary Chain, Morrissey vs Pet Shop Boys, Radiohead vs Duran Duran
More round 1 games to vote on in the B-sides tournament. We expect at least one really close match up here. You almost have to start feeling back for songs going up against The Cure b-sides.
More round 1 games to vote on in the B-sides tournament. This one has an epic matching between Duran Duran and INXS. While epic in name, could the allure of The Chauffeur be too much to overcome for a rare INXS b-side? For each match up, select the song that is your favorite b-side. Then,…
More round 1 games to vote on in the B-sides tournament. We expect a lot of close votes in this round.
If there is one literary character that most music geeks, vinyl aficionados, DJs, and mixtape lovers seem to identify with, it is Nick Hornby’s Rob Gordon. The protagonist of High Fidelity, lives his life by the lessons he has learned from Pop music. Everything in his life, is a Top 5 list including romantic interludes. Rob’s credo…what really matters is what you like, not what you are like… Books, records, films—these things matter. Hornby’s’ novel was published in 1995 with the John Cusack starring film version to follow in 2000. What about today though? With so many of us identifying with Rob Gordon, who is our voice of today? How about another Rob?
Duran Duran are healers and entertainers; their craft goes far beyond music and proves that, even forty-one years later, their magic extends through generations. In New Orleans, people of all ages came to see the spectacle of their set, and as they wove through both classic hits and newer tracks, they proved yet again that there is a lot of life left in the Duran Duran musical lexicon, and that they are purely dedicated to real connection with their fans.
Richard regales us with stories from the likes of Depeche Mode, Duran Duran, Berlin and many other 80’s legends about the songs that meant the most to him personally, and the tracks he was quite literally responsible for breaking in America. Through hosting his many Video shows and his radio gigs, Richard became a rock star himself