Friday, April 27, 2007

Friday Night Videos

I've never been a huge Duran Duran fan, and think the group lost its creative direction post "From a View to a Kill," but they were so much a part of the iconic 80s I can't help but look back at them in fondness. They had a string of big hits with "Rio" and "Hungry Like the Wolf," but for me one of their most interesting and experimental singles was "Wild Boys." It took some chances, and for the most part pays off. The video, too, is an ambitious attempt to shake up the status quo, and the post-apocalyptic Road Warrior/cyberpunk/Peter Pan mishmash hold up surprisingly well today.

Previously on Friday Night Videos... Aerosmith.

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1 comment:

  1. Wild Boys is actually part of a much longer film, the title of which I cannot remember just now, but which makes sense of the disparate images of the video without losing their power.