Thursday, October 04, 2007

Forgotten Classic Video(s) of the Week

If you read CP's blog, you probably already know that I was overheard last Friday at The Pyramid Club, complaining of the lack of Duran Duran songs being spun. (There I am...mouth agape.) Don't get me wrong, a lot of great songs were played and I had a good time, but I don't know how any bar can claim to throw an '80s dance party and not include at least one Fab Five tune.

CP's suggestion was that perhaps Duran Duran's songs aren't particularly danceable. I let it go because he was half kicked in the ass. No, no, he was fully kicked in the ass. Lucky for him too, because under normal circumstances a comment like that would've sparked a 45-minute tirade. Look, people. If you can't dance to Duran Duran, then you can't dance. And I'm pulling out a couple of golden oldies this week to prove that point. Just try to enjoy these while sitting still.

"Careless Memories"




"Friends of Mine"




Now, I'm sure all that dancing has caused a burning sensation in your nether regions, so hurry up and get your last minute entry in for this month's caption contest. Strike while the crotch is hot!

15 comments:

X. Dell said...

I never claimed to be a dancer.

Duran Duran reminds me of so many drunken times and barroom brawls. Oh, the good old days.

An80sNut said...

If there was a list of bands that affected my musical tastes, I'd start with Duran Duran. Great tracks!

gizmorox said...

I'm with you on this. How on Earth is Duran Duran not danceable? I could throw a dance party with nothing but Duran Duran songs. Tsk.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

First, may I commend you on utterly rocking the silver lame? Perfect for burning up the dance floor, if only they had played Duran Duran. The stylish blouse with the scarfy thing in the first video is uber couture.

Malcolm: said...

D2 has to be on the playlist for any 80s dance party. I don't recall either of these songs. I really enjoyed "Careless Memories"... "Friends of Mine" didn't do much for me. Still, thanks for sharing both of them... have a wonderful weekend.

pistols at dawn said...

Like Phil Collins, I can't dance. And I don't, because people shouldn't subject other people to things they suck at.

Do you hear that, everyone in the world who thinks they're a poet?

Moxie said...

I love you for your love of Duran Duran. I think at least one of my posters is still hanging in my parents' house. Seven and the Ragged Tiger, I believe. And yeah, I remembered many of the words to these 2 songs and I definitely remember the Careless Memories video. Simon did tend to use the word "door" a lot in his songs, didn't he?

Man, I wish I had all my vinyl and a turntable out here. Cause now I just want to listen to my old records and dance like a fool. Instead I will get back to frantically finishing my writing project. How boring.

Grant Miller said...

This is making me hungry like the wolf.

Bubs said...

"Strike while the crotch is hot" will stick in my head for a long, long time...

Evil Genius said...

One of my favorite pop culture moments was on Family Ties when Alex was timing Elyse's contractions (giving birth to the shark-jumping Andy) with Jennifer's watch. She had to explain to him how to read it. "When the big 'Duran' is on the twelve and the little 'Duran' is..."

Molie said...

Vintage Duran Duran, I love it!

I wonder if there are other Duran fans out there who, like me, were annoyed when the Queer Eye guys started referring to themselves as the Fab 5.

I doubt Queer Eye would have went with Fab 4 if there was one less. Beatles fans would have been grabbing their torches and pitchforks. Ok maybe not.

LoraLoo said...

Oooooh, two of my favorites!! D2 is definitely danceable...watching these I'm reminded why I loved Simon LeBon so much as a teenager. :)

Coaster Punchman said...

Did you hear they'll be appearing in one of the Broadway theaters? I just read about it; maybe we can go if the prices aren't about $1k apiece.

Mea culpa for having the audacity to suggest that D2 isn't perfect in every way. You remind me of my friend Heidi to whom I once uttered the words, round about March of 1984, "I'm kind of sick of hearing nothing but Duran Duran. Can't they play something else once in a while?" Her rejoinder? "Ok Tom, I am holding back and promise not to kill you with my bare hands....."

I guess they elicit a strong reaction in certain females...

Bluez said...

So what do you think of "falling down"? You can so hear JT's influence in this tune.

http://www.duranduranmusic.com/index.php?page=falling_down&title=Falling%20Down&return_page=red_carpet

chelene said...

Nice top...and there's no way that Duran isn't danceable. I still jam hard to "New Religion".

 

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