After the success of “Rio” Duran Duran re released their debut album Duran Duran in the US on this day in 1983. It included their new hit single “Is There Something I Should Know”. We’ll give this classic track a spin after 12. Hat tip to @rockthistwit. Listen on @tunein https://goo.gl/VL6m3N
Just Added: Prince – Nothing Compares 2 U
B0nesmFascinating to hear Prince’s original studio recording of Nothing Compares 2 U (of course a huge hit for Sinead O’Connor a few years later). Its just been released by his estate. We’ll give it a spin after 4 – listen on @tunein https://goo.gl/VL6m3N
Now Playing Highlight: Irene Cara – Fame
What a fantastic feel good track to invigorate you late in the evening. This brings back memories of that early 80s TV series. At 132 beats per minute you’d struggle to stay still through this quintessential 80s classic!
Now Playing: Public Image Ltd – Rise
Music journalists love a genre label – Public Image Ltd is categorised as ‘post punk’ although it was a creation of one of the main exponents of punk – John Lydon/Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols. Formed in 1978, Rise was released some years later in 1986 on the album conveniently named Album.
A few years ago he talked about how he wrote the song about Nelson Mandela and apartheid. Go Johnny!
Like A Prayer
29 years ago today Madonna’s legendary single (and seventh US no. 1) was released. Still sounds just as fantastic today.