Artist: Duran Duran
Album: Duran Duran (1981, reissued 2010)
Tags: new romantics, new wave, indie, pop, my gang rotw
Video: Click the pic...
Our beloved Ashes To Ashes draws to a close this week with the final episode airing on Friday. What will life be like without the Gene Genie? There have been a few clangers in this series, from the script (no one said "end of") to props (Wispa chocolate bars weren't out for another year), but the wardrobe has been pretty accurate, save the odd exception.
I'm sure it helped that early 80s fashion is back in the shops. Suddenly, videos like this one for Duran Duran's Planet Earth, shot in the Rum Runner nightclub in Birmingham and full of New Romantics, don't look so weird anymore. It's not a video, it's a shopping list.
Duran Duran, 1981