A list of things I would like Nick Rhodes from Duran Duran to read to Me

Nick Rhodes

Nick Rhodes, Duran Duran’s synth player and legendary sparkly fashionista, could read anything in the entire world to me and I would listen with rapt attention. I’m pretty sure he has the most soothing and silky voice known to man.

Things I would like Nick Rhodes to read to me:

  • The phone book
  • VCR instructions from 1987
  • A Chinese restaurant take-out menu
  • 50 Shades of Gray
  • Duran Duran’s old Playgirl Magazine interview from 1995
  • My last rites
  • The lyrics to “Back that Ass Up” by Juvenile
  • A section from Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales

Japan- Quiet Life (1979)

I’m making my way through the entire Japan catalog, and this album is blowing me away! Quiet Life is their third album and shows the band moving away from their earlier glam and rock elements to a smoother and more electronic sound.

This album was described by some as the first ever new romantic album, and the influence that this album had on bands like Duran Duran and Spandau Ballet is obvious. Overall this album has mellow grooves and a heavy synth vibe that would end up dominating much of the sound of British pop music of the 1980s.

Track Listing:

01 – Quiet Life
02 – Fall In Love With Me
03 – Despair
04 – In Vogue
05 – Halloween
06 – All Tomorrow’s Parties
07 – Alien
08 – The Other Side Of Life

Duran Duran- Planet Earth (1981)

Aw, Duran Duran’s first ever single! I think I just got a Simon Le Boner watching this.

If you want to know what exactly the ‘new romantic’ movement was, just watch this video. It involves a lot of frills, pastels, pirate shirts, and crimped hair. And Simon Le Bon shirtless??? Ok then.

This song is actually quite underrated with fierce bass line and bitchen synth part by the pink haired glamorpuss alien creature known as Nick Rhodes.

As always, John Taylor wins in the babe department. Even if you can’t see his face under all of that hair.

Please enjoy.