Duran Duran's 'The Wedding Album' Turns 20 (My Nick Rhodes Interview)
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The Wedding Album (technically a self-titled LP from the Durans) had a huge impact on me when it was released in 1993. I was still only a teenager then, yet old enough to have been a Duran Duran fan as a kid (thanks to MTV), during the band's '80s heyday.
My best friend at the time latched onto "Ordinary World" and the whole album from the get-go, and we played the cassette (!) in our cars wherever we went that year. I still consider "Come Undone" to be one of the finest singles of the 1990s.
Eventually, I saw Duran Duran on tour twice that year: in Cleveland, with Terence Trent D'Arby as opening act, and in Pittsburgh with The Cranberries in tow, two months before they blew up big with "Linger."
Meanwhile, holy s***:
V interesting piece on our Wedding Album, which in case you hadn't noticed is 20 years old. tinyurl.com/agqkgmdIt was a huge honor to speak with Nick Rhodes, and it'd definitely one of the interviews I'll never forget.
— Simon Le Bon (@SimonJCLeBON) February 23, 2013