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Duran Duran special with author Annie Zaleski

May 29, 2021

Duran Duran special with author Annie Zaleski talking about her new book on the band with David Eastaugh

In the '80s, the Birmingham, England, quintet Duran Duran became the poster boys for new wave, a synth-heavy genre that dominated the decade's music and culture. No album represented this rip-it-up-and-start-again movement better than the band's breakthrough 1982 LP, Rio. A cohesive album with a retro-futuristic sound-influences include danceable disco, tangy funk, Bowie-caliber synth-pop and swaggering glam-the full-length sold millions and spawned smashes such as "Hungry Like the Wolf" and the title track.

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