Now Playing Highlight: Duran Duran – Is There Something I Should Know

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

https://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/nat-music/audio/2018641550/prince-s-original-version-of-nothing-compares-2-u-released

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!