Saturday 12 October Sunday 13 October Monday 14 October Tuesday 15 October Wednesday 16 October Thursday 17 October Friday 18 October Saturday 19 October Sunday 20 October Monday 21 October Tuesday 22 October Wednesday 23 October Thursday 24 October Friday 25 October Saturday 26 October Sunday 27 October Monday 28 October Tuesday 29 October Wednesday 30 October Thursday 31 October Friday 1 November Saturday 2 November Sunday 3 November Monday 4 November Tuesday 5 November Wednesday 6 November Thursday 7 November Friday 8 November Saturday 9 November Sunday 10 November Monday 11 November Tuesday 12 November Wednesday 13 November Thursday 14 November Friday 15 November Saturday 16 November Sunday 17 November Monday 18 November Tuesday 19 November Wednesday 20 November Thursday 21 November Friday 22 November Saturday 23 November Sunday 24 November Band members gather in a small beach village as the sun is setting, only to be separated and set upon by zombies one by one, until the ragged night boat arrives to carry Le Bon away.
It is possible that this video is a homage to the Italian horror film Zombi 2 , with settings and zombies that look very much like those in the film. This video was filmed in May , a year before Michael Jackson began working on the video "Thriller" , which also featured zombies. This hit single was accompanied by an audacious video filmed at Shepperton Studios in July The video album contains the uncensored full-length "night version" of "Girls on Film", which is over six minutes in length.
The band performs on an elevated stage behind a model's catwalk , which resembles a boxing ring , as various scantily clad women act out a series of erotic vignettes. A number of these scenarios feature mild depictions of BDSM and lesbian fetishes as well as a recurring theme of seduction and abandonment:. Band members sing the song while interacting with the Sri Lankan people around their tents and fishing boats on the beach, much of which is shot at Unawatuna and Talpe on the South coast.
Le Bon slow dances with, and attempts to woo, a beautiful woman who eventually leaves him. Scenes of band members atop the rock fortress of Sigiriya , and among the ruins of a Buddhist temple at Polonnaruwa , are intercut with images of the island and its people.
Sigiriya is the core of an ancient extinct volcano in the centre of Sri Lanka, and is the site of historic rock carvings and paintings, many of them featuring mildly erotic and bare breasted women in tune with many of Duran Duran's early video imagery. The summit can still be accessed today via a steep climb although the band made the ascent by helicopter. The beaches of Unawatuna have been ranked as amongst the top ten most beautiful in the world, although encroaching tourism and damage inflicted by the Indian Ocean tsunami reduced the sand area as depicted when the video was shot.
However efforts are underway to restore the beaches to their former glory. While singing, Simon LeBon seems to be watching the world around him, observing people on the streets, including a little girl who drops her crutches in order to hop up a flight of stairs and a blind man who confidently crosses the street in front of oncoming traffic which takes place in the rising action of the music video. The Roosevelt Island Tramway appears halfway through the video when the camera pans away from Simon LeBon's worldly observations.
At the end of the music video, a long line of dominoes can be seen falling in succession by forming a question mark which is akin to the single's sleeve where all of the members of Duran Duran are seen in a little room located in an apartment building of the music video.
In lieu of a remix of the single track, EMI issued bonus material across a number of formats - triple 7" pack, 3" CD and limited edition numbered 10" single. John Taylor believed in this mix of "Drug" so vehemently, he has since said he almost left the band over the mishandling of the track.
Other items include an edit of Big Thing album track "Palomino" and a live version of "Notorious", recorded in Rotterdam, which was previously from the promo-only 12" EP Duran Goes Dutch.
A bootleg recording of the demo sessions for the album, titled Didn't Anybody Tell You? Many unreleased, scrapped songs from the Liberty sessions were heard by the public for the first time:. When asked about the bootleg, John Taylor said, "I like coming across things that I've forgotten about. That I've forgotten that we recorded. That's what's really exciting about the Didn't Anybody Tell You bootleg, because there's so many songs on there that never got finished.
They just take me back to that moment. Actually, what I like about that album is that the Liberty album - when we were rehearsing it, when we were writing it was gonna be a great album. I really felt it was gonna be a great album.
When we got in the studio I fell apart and the production just wasn't right. It turned out to be a very mediocre album, but at the demo stage, which is what that [bootleg] album is all about, I think there's a great album in there. Could have been great songs. And if love can conquer all then why do we only feel the pain?
I heard you speak my name, heard you singing the stones, Maybe heard you laughing in a line of static on my telephone.
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