v/a MAKING PATTERNS RHYME: AN ART-ROCK TRIBUTE TO DURAN DURAN (MANIMAL/Frenchkiss Label Group; Oct 2013)
for the benefit of Amnesty International.
Manimal is pleased to officially announce the 4th official tribute record in a series which has included a list of tributees like Madonna, The Cure and David Bowie. The latest is to UK pop icons Duran Duran. This record takes focus on their deep cuts and obscure early catalog rather than taking the obvious route with their hits which are burned into the conscious of the world.
In the late 70’s Duran Duran began a small gang of art school kids who concocted an idea to merge the atmospherics of Roxy Music and Berlin-era Bowie with the kinetic energy of The Sex Pistols and dance rhythms of Chic and Donna Summer.
When the band exploded onto the international scene in 1983, they were immediately catapulted to teen idols and their early manifesto was quickly lost amongst the excesses of the 80’s and what it meant to be an overindulged pop-star of the era.
This collection of covers takes a deeper look into their early album catalog as well as their more experimental tracks that will be covered by contemporary artists who may not wear the Duran influence on their sleeves but definitely appreciate what Duran Duran brought to pop culture. As many say, Duran Duran were the gateway drug to other influential UK acts like The Smiths, The Cure, Pulp and Depeche Mode for the American musical pallet.
**line up for this record to be announced in June 2013**