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Author Zaleski, Annie, author.

Title Rio / Annie Zaleski.

Publication Info. New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2021.
©2021

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Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  782.4216 Duran Duran ZAL    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Description 169 pages ; 17 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series 33 1/3 ; 170
33 1/3 ; 170.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "In the '80s, the Birmingham, England, band Duran Duran became closely associated with new wave, an idiosyncratic genre that dominated the decade's music and culture. No album represented this rip-it-up-and-start-again movement better than the act's breakthrough 1982 LP, Rio. A cohesive album with a retro-futuristic sound-influences include danceable disco, tangy funk, swaggering glam, and Roxy Music's art-rock-the full-length sold millions and spawned smashes such as "Hungry Like the Wolf" and the title track. However, Rio wasn't a success everywhere at first; in fact, the LP had to be buffed-up with remixes and reissued before it found an audience in America. The album was further buoyed by colorful music videos, which established Duran Duran as leaders of an MTV-driven second British Invasion, and the group's cutting-edge visual aesthetic. Via extensive new interviews with band members and other figures who helped Rio succeed, this book explores how and why Rio became a landmark pop-rock album, and examines how the LP was both a musical inspiration-and a reflection of a musical, cultural, and technology zeitgeist"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Duran Duran (Musical group). Rio.
Rock music -- 1981-1990 -- History and criticism.
Added Title Duran Duran's Rio
ISBN 9781501355189 paperback
150135518X paperback

 
    
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