Now Here This: Duran Duran’s "All You Need Is Now"
There’s lots of music stuff happening on Biff Bam Pop this week, what with the year ending and all that. I had my Top 5 Studio Albums posted and the latest Duran Duran album All You Need Is Now made the list, even though it had only been out for a few days. I make no bones at all about being a Duranie from back in my grade school days. My friends and I would watch the CHUM 30 on City TV every Sunday, and were totally into the band and the videos for songs like ‘Union Of The Snakle’, ‘The Reflex’ and ‘View To A Kill’. I remember my mom turning up the radio whenever ‘Notorious’ came on 680 CFTR, now a Toronto news station but back in the 80′s the height of awesome AM radio. Head into the 90′s and I finally got to see the band in concert on their tour for 1993′s succesful The Wedding Album, a resurgence brought on by the great single ‘Ordinary World’. In the 2000′s Pdawg and I braved my upset stomach and surly scalpers to see the original five (Le Bon, Rhodes and Taylor x 3) at a jam-packed, sweat-soaked club along with 2,000 other fans.