[My Gang] Duran Duran - Planet Earth : Reco of the Week 18 May 2010


18. Mai. 2010, 19:43

Track: Planet Earth
Artist: Duran Duran
Album: Duran Duran (1981, reissued 2010)
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Video: Click the pic...


Our beloved Ashes To Ashes draws to a close this week with the final episode airing on Friday. What will life be like without the Gene Genie? There have been a few clangers in this series, from the script (no one said "end of") to props (Wispa chocolate bars weren't out for another year), but the wardrobe has been pretty accurate, save the odd exception.

I'm sure it helped that early 80s fashion is back in the shops. Suddenly, videos like this one for Duran Duran's Planet Earth, shot in the Rum Runner nightclub in Birmingham and full of New Romantics, don't look so weird anymore. It's not a video, it's a shopping list.

Duran Duran, 1981

I keep thinking I've written about Duran Duran before but it looks like I haven't. Can't believe I've never reco'd The Chauffeur, New Moon On Monday or one of my secret top favourites, Too Late Marlene. Maybe now is the right time given how Duranie the new Keane album, Night Train, sounds.

Planet Earth was the first single from the debut album which got Duran Duran noticed. It appeared on the same episode of Top of The Pops as Spandau Ballet with To Cut a Long Story Short. It was a busy day at school the next day. The charts, forever interesting at the time, just got more so.

Source: BBC

So how will Ashes To Ashes end? What happened to Sam Tyler? Why are Ray and Shaz seeing stars? Why is Chris hearing things? Who is Jim Keats? Will Alex remember she has a daughter? Answers and more in just a few days' time.


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Date Added: January 07, 2007
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  • rwitte

    Vid links gon dead - I think it should be [url[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOmWQuCYufU. I do like nostalgic recommendations; I am prone to making them myself. The article itself was brief but, having been under the cosh at work for the last few weeks, I my own writing at last.fm has been more curtailed than I would like.

    20. Mai. 2010, 19:28
  • Babs_05

    Thanks. Yes, I had the code right but got the url and img bits the wrong way around. Sorry about that.

    22. Mai. 2010, 22:44
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