Duran Duran's Rio

Duran Duran's Rio
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Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages : 184
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ISBN-13 : 9781501355196
ISBN-10 : 1501355198
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Book Synopsis Duran Duran's Rio by : Annie Zaleski

Download or read book Duran Duran's Rio written by Annie Zaleski and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2021-05-06 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the '80s, the Birmingham, England, band Duran Duran became closely associated with new wave, an idiosyncratic genre that dominated the decade's music and culture. No album represented this rip-it-up-and-start-again movement better than the act's breakthrough 1982 LP, Rio. A cohesive album with a retro-futuristic sound-influences include danceable disco, tangy funk, swaggering glam, and Roxy Music's art-rock-the full-length sold millions and spawned smashes such as "Hungry Like the Wolf" and the title track. However, Rio wasn't a success everywhere at first; in fact, the LP had to be buffed-up with remixes and reissued before it found an audience in America. The album was further buoyed by colorful music videos, which established Duran Duran as leaders of an MTV-driven second British Invasion, and the group's cutting-edge visual aesthetic. Via extensive new interviews with band members and other figures who helped Rio succeed, this book explores how and why Rio became a landmark pop-rock album, and examines how the LP was both a musical inspiration-and a reflection of a musical, cultural, and technology zeitgeist.


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