Thank you so much Yo_Bad_Azizi, I really enjoyed that article! Yes even the bits including Simon's dodgy memory
My favourite quote was this from Simon though:
We've made all the money we need, so it's down to "What do you want to do with your life?" Making people feel better is a very good way of approaching life.
Wow, just wow! That was so great to read, and unexpected. I take my hat off to Simon for having such an amazing attitude, an attitude that I honestly didn't think that anybody in Duran Duran possessed (what with their penchant for working with hip young producers chasing the impossible hit-single and fame from yesteryear)!
So great work guys. Like a fine wine they have matured nicely, might have taken them 40 years, but better late than never right? My faith in them as caring, thoughtful people is restored, and hopefully the new record reinforces my generally strong musical faith
"With Nick Rhodes extending an open invite to have more guests on the next Duran Duran album..."
Awesome, this is exactly what the fans have been asking for-- more collaborations! They should make it like a hip-hop album and have like 3 or 4 featured guests on every track, padding out the roster until you don't even know whose album it is anymore! It's trendy, guys!
Post by aftertherain on Sept 6, 2019 7:54:45 GMT -5
IMO If DD were making a back to roots LP they would be mentioning it, thing is understandably it doesn't interest them
Going by the debacle of AYNIN where no major company wanted to touch it, support it, radio play it, it ain't rocket science to think that DD will go back to roots.
They always do something different & always will, coz they "don't look back"
Classic quote right there "DD are more like Bowie (who changes with every LP) & not The Rolling Stones"
They're prepping us right there so that we know it, understand it and to an extent accept it.
Truth be known I do want the new album sounding organic but not like the first 3 DD LPs, IMO poppy little 3.20 minute songs won't cut it with me these days. TBH I hardly ever listen to stuff like "I take the dice". As much as I liked it back then, this is 2019 and my tastes reflect my evolved and over the years developed music taste which DD have played a part in forming/creating.
A development of my tastes which I confess, DD have played a major part in.
I'd be happy with the LP sounding experimental, like Rio, Big Thing, Medazz, Astro, PGs, Thank You, elements of TWA and Pop Trash included & why not throw in some PS & Arcadia & the DD debut LP with a modern edge.
I love this band coz they have NO STYLISTIC BOUNDARY and that makes their works of sonic art / body of work thus far, very VERY interesting !
As far as making people feel good, SLB has been saying this for nearly 15 years now, if not more, its no news to me since seeing the special Astro deluxe DVD in 2004 making of/reunion doco, where SLB states: "DD are here to make people feel good, it all comes down to that one thing" as he expresses it and moves his hands into a V shape.
Surely I can't be the only one to have ever seen this?
To say they have enough money is an obvious remark from SLB/DD because it's a positive thing, it also puts those at bay who state those senior/grand dads in DD are only doing it for the money. In any case DD are not going to say the alternative "we don't have enough money and need to tour" are they? That would be stupid. Yet us fans know from their recent previous LPs in the making, that they need to pay for studio time don't we and I guess some inspiration evolves from those live shows too which is likely to give an LP in the works a natural perhaps not overworked edge.
IMO Why should they dig deep into their personal bank accounts to pay for it? I wouldn't, like don't we all want to make more money and I gather this rule applies to most no matter how much money we have. Therefore in DD's case playing live gigs makes sense, it's good investing !
Bring on an organic electro modern fresh innovating sounding LP DD, different to what you have offered before and keep me accustomed to what I have been for the past 40 years.
That's all I ask !
And regardless of the LPs feel/theme it will always undoubtably be DD to me coz after being an avid DD enthusiast for the past 40 years, it's this exact experience DD LP after DD LP which has proven this to me.