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November 5, 2013 8:19 PM   Subscribe

Last night, following the Museum of Modern Art's screen of Duran Duran: Unstaged, Simon Le Bon, John Taylor, Nick Rhodes, and Roger Taylor took the stage for a 30 minute long conversation and Q&A session with the audience. The session was streamed live online, and continues to be available for viewing via LiveStream and MoMA. The conversation ranges from appreciation for David Lynch to art directors and designers they have worked with to Peter Gabriel's recent So anniversary tour, to mention a few topics. [The sound for the video starts after the credits for the film stop. Do not panic.]

This post is a bit of a follow-up to this post from a while back. I include here a more complete listing of all the video segments from the Unstaged film:

All You Need Is Now
Being Followed
Planet Earth
Friends Of Mine
Notorious
Blame The Machines
Hungry Like The Wolf
Safe (In The Heat Of The Moment)
Leave A Light On
Ordinary World
The Man Who Stole A Leopard
Girl Panic!
Careless Memories
(Reach Up For The) Sunrise
Rio
Come Undone
A View To A Kill
Girls On Film

Plus the following segments also from the film:

Living The Dream with Simon Le Bon
Living The Dream with John Taylor
Living The Dream with Nick Rhodes 1 2 3
First Music Moments 1 2 3 4
Backstage Pass
South By Southwest
Tweet Q&A

Duran Duran are currently in the studio working on their 14th studio album.
posted by hippybear (16 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite

 
Hrm, left out a link. This post is a bit of a follow-up to this post from a while back.
posted by hippybear at 9:00 PM on November 5, 2013


GODDAMN Simon aged nicely, as did John. Hoo doggies. Duranie all the way, baby!!!
posted by gsh at 9:02 PM on November 5, 2013 [5 favorites]


Hello, 7th-grade me. Please stop styling your hair that way. It is not becoming.
posted by mudpuppie at 9:17 PM on November 5, 2013 [1 favorite]


I loves me some Duran Duran - thanks.
posted by parki at 9:55 PM on November 5, 2013


D2 4eva. JT is still a delightful piece of manmeat.

P.S. the instrumental intro to A View to a Kill is pretty sweet.
posted by fluffy battle kitten at 2:09 AM on November 6, 2013 [1 favorite]


There is something about Duran Duran that doesn't trigger OH GOD I AM GETTING SO OLD in me like other bands from the era do. Maybe it's that they still seem to be having a good time?

Also: John's memoir is better than you might think, and Andy's is catty about Nick.

Actually both memoirs are catty about Nick
posted by gnomeloaf at 5:58 AM on November 6, 2013 [2 favorites]


I'm a fan and all* but this David Lynch/American Express/VEVO stuff? Man is it awful.

You needed a big-shot director to overlay random shit on top what could have been a nice concert video? Someone wake up Russell Mulcahy and turn up the stage lights!


*I even bought Liberty in the record store. Nyah.
posted by JoeZydeco at 6:41 AM on November 6, 2013


I was at the Mayan that night- I am on the circus mirror cam dancing to Planet Earth...although I heard from my friends who watched the live stream that Lynch used my image a few times during the live stream on YouTube. Super fun to see them live these days :)
posted by cherryflute at 7:04 AM on November 6, 2013


Yeah, I'm a longtime fan--I didn't buy Liberty but I have a lot of their records, both old and new--and I was pretty unimpressed by the Vevo/Amex/Lynch stuff. They're a great band live, though, and I go see them every time they swing anywhere near on tour (except that SXSW gig, because I know better than to try to get into Stubbs on a wristband).
posted by immlass at 10:24 AM on November 6, 2013


The 80s stuff has held up very well. I heard "The Reflex" at Sonic the other night and thought, damn, is that song cheesy, but good cheesy, like melted cheddar on pumpernickel!
posted by blucevalo at 10:33 AM on November 6, 2013


Another vote for John's memoir, which was surprisingly good (he comes off as far more thoughtful and self-aware than I had imagined). PLEASE GOD, LET NICK WRITE ONE.
posted by scody at 11:03 AM on November 6, 2013


The Lynch thing isn't just unimpressive (I'm with you immlass), but it's kind of nonsensical. I remember reading somewhere that Lynch was outside the concert in a trailer mixing these things on top of the concert recording in real-time. Cherryflute's comment kind of confirms that.

Did the experiment just not work out as expected? Obviously some stuff was thought out ahead of time ("yes, Mr. Lynch, some pictures of little girls on a filmstrip for Girls on Film? Got it. Very original, sir")
posted by JoeZydeco at 12:47 PM on November 6, 2013


John really picked up an American accent, didn't he?

And yes, would hit, yeah! John, du herrlich mann, call me!
posted by droplet at 3:04 PM on November 6, 2013


Yeah, I'm a longtime fan--

Yes, me too. I didn't even realize I was a fan until a few years ago, but it turns out they've kind of just been in my life for ages, and once I realized how I've sort of unconsciously followed them since their MTV heyday, I just finally gave myself over to fandom.

I didn't buy Liberty but I have a lot of their records, both old and new--

If you don't have All You Need Is Now, you're missing out. Easily one of their best releases, period.

and I was pretty unimpressed by the Vevo/Amex/Lynch stuff.

Yes, yuck. That was the consensus of MetaFilter at the time, and it hasn't really improved much with the passing of time. The music video he did for Nine Inch Nails recently was equally unimpressive. He obviously thinks he has something cool going on with what he's doing, but yeah... not so much.

They're a great band live, though, and I go see them every time they swing anywhere near on tour

I saw them in the 80s... Can't remember which tour. And then saw them again as they were touring for All You Need Is Now. It was such an excellent show I would see them again any time they are in reach.
posted by hippybear at 5:18 PM on November 6, 2013


If you don't have All You Need Is Now, you're missing out.

You mean Rio II? =)

Yes, it's very nicely done and Mark Ronson did a great job without getting too overboard. Feels like old times once in a while.
posted by JoeZydeco at 10:58 AM on November 7, 2013


Since I made this post earlier, this song has been playing in my head all damn day.
posted by homunculus at 7:30 PM on November 10, 2013


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