A DURAN DURAN PAN : 1982
In the second week of August, 1982, the British music magazine NME had this rather unsavory review of the brand new Duran Duran single: "Get yourself into the most sloppy, lugubrious mood possible and pretend that you can hear something medium and ploddy with too many acoustic guitars, a tear-jerking synth line and a song equally remarkable for its portentousness, its blandness and its utter vacuity. If you have followed these instructions faithfully, you have just imagined the new Duran Duran single.''
The song? "Save A Prayer.'' Which went to UK chart position #2, its biggest hit yet.
Of course, Duran Duran went on to woo the world, and was one of the hottest bands of the early 1980s.
Nick Rhodes, as many know, was my husband during grades 6 - 8, which made MY middle school years a juggle. I wouldn't trade those days for anything. It was a whirlwind and it made my passing pre-algebra a hassle, but it gave me my first taste of "life in the biz.'' (I love you Nick, wherever you are, you little orange-haired scoundrel, you!)
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