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Artists on Recording Techniques by Jeff Touzeau

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5. Duran Duran: The Best of Both Worlds

One thing you cannot accuse Duran Duran of is being predictable. Throughout the group’s illustrious multi-decade career, they have gracefully navigated a diversity of musical styles while never alienating their extremely loyal international fan base. While they earned a reputation very early in their career as a new-romantic, bubblegum pop group, there is no denying they paid their dues very early on, touring extensively throughout Europe. This hard work paid off when they finally went into the studio to record their first album, Duran Duran, which featured hits like “Planet Earth” and “Girls on Film.” These songs and others are fine examples of how tight their performances were.

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