Thirty-five years ago, a little baby band called Duran Duran seemed poised to be critics’ darlings. They certainly had the right pedigree. Influenced by David Bowie, Kraftwerk, and Roxy Music, they’d slogged it out on the Birmingham, England, post-punk club scene alongside future indie heroes like the Lilac Time’s Stephen Duffy and the Jacobites’ Dave Kusworth; signed to prestigious Harvest Records; and recorded their self-titled debut with Bowie/Iggy engineer Colin Thurston.But instead of being
NB: I don’t care what anyone says… Duran Duran are awesome and will always be awesome. These guys were one of my main influences as I was starting on my musical journey. John Taylor was my reason I started playing bass.