Todays Candy-Is There Something I Should Know

9/7/11

Call it sacrilege but if I were on a desert island...with a choice for only one album...it would probably be Duran Duran's Greatest Hits.  That's right: not some Bach Inventions, (and Gasp!) not The Beatles and certainly not my relaxation CD of "Sounds of the Ocean."

Yup, I'd choose Duran Duran's "Greatest"

Let's take a look at just one of their smash hits "Is There Something I Should Know?"  Also referred to as "Please Please Tell Me Now." 

I mean how many hooks are in this song?! A Gazillion? The instrumentation and songwriting is "complex simplicity."

And you have to give Duran Duran credit for inserting some art aestethic into most of the videos they made.  And by the way...just WTF is up with that 'triangle gateway' thing going on in the forest.  

Duran Duran may have just made "pop" music to some...but to me thay've made certainly some of the best, long lasting, amazing, credible and artistic pop music in the last 30-40 years.  In my view anyway.

Don't forget to check out the cool DVD Duran Duran - Classic Albums: "Rio" where the band listens back and pulls up the master multitracks and how the songs were constructed.  

Duran Duran...Wish you were starting all over again today to be there in the beginning.