There are certain bands – significant, important bands – that I grew up completely ignorant of.
This was surely my parents’ fault. My father, as has been established, brooked with no current music. My mother was all about her Motown, disco, and glossy 80s dance pop.
There was no middle ground for New Wave or 80s rock, so I grew up assuming both were either non-existent or unspeakably terrible.
As a result, I know some bands less as artists and more as totems of their time. Duran Duran is one such band. I’m sure I saw an occasional video on MTV growing up, but they’re largely a band I know about in retrospect as a symbol of New Wave acts that lasted long enough to constitute a small genre of 80s rock that wasn’t all about Americana. [Read more…] about 30 for 30 Project, 1983: “Hungry Like the Wolf” – Duran Duran