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A Beginner’s Guide To DURAN DURAN

DURAN DURAN were described by The Guardian in 2015 as “an electronic band with a heavy rock guitarist bolted on”. With a restriction of one song per album project, this is not a ‘best of’ list or a history of the band. Friends of mine, this is The Electricity Club’s own Beginner’s Guide to the work of DURAN DURAN… Continue Reading ›

A Beginner’s Guide To MARK REEDER

Guide To Mark Reeder - thumbMARK REEDER has carved out an impressive reputation for his catalogue of fine remixes. He is credited with introducing Bernard Sumner to the world of electronically propelled dance music. In a break from his hectic worldwide schedule promoting ’B-Movie (Lust & Sound in West-Berlin)’, MARK REEDER kindly gave The Electricity Club an insightful commentary into the tracks that shaped his own musical career. Continue Reading ›

MARK REEDER Collaborator

FBN112CD_12pp_bookletMARK REEDER has carved out an impressive reputation for his catalogue of fine remixes. A number ended up on his fine 2011 surround sound compilation 'Five Point One' which featured JOHN FOXX and DEPECHE MODE. To follow-up ‘Five Point One’, the revived Factory Benelux label have issued ‘Collaborator’, a new compendium of remixes and collaborations by the Berlin-based Reeder. Continue Reading ›

An Evening with JOHN TAYLOR

In his new autobiography ‘In The Pleasure Groove: Love, Death and Duran Duran’, John Taylor remembers: “Seeing THE HUMAN LEAGUE for the first time was a turning point. Nick and I saw them supporting SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES at the Mayfair Ballroom in the Bullring shopping centre and watched in amazed silence. They had no drummer. No guitars. They had three synthesisers and a drum machine instead. So Nick’s mum, Sylvia, made a £200 investment: the first Wasp synthesizer to arrive in Birmingham…” The David Beckham of the New Romantic movement launched his book at London’s Leicester Square Theatre with a sold-out book reading and signing where he was met by ladies of a particular demographic who were quite clearly dumbstruck at being face-to-face with someone who had adorned their bedroom walls in their teens. Of course, it was this adulation that ultimately sent John Taylor off the rails into a well documented misadventure of sex, drugs and rock’n’roll! Continue Reading ›

DURAN DURAN All You Need Is Now

With DURAN DURAN’s last output ‘Red Carpet Massacre’, received less favourably by critics and fans alike, this current venture could easily have been a last chance on the stairway as far as credibility goes. Such is not the case. ‘All You Need Is Now’ marks a significant milestone, well placed along the mapped out route that would presently define DURAN DURAN’s three-decade journey between pop stardom. Continue Reading ›

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