Duran Duran Thankful For Ronson’s Back To Basics Approach!

By on 13 December, 2010


DURAN DURAN drummer Roger Taylor is convinced Mark Ronson saved the band from disappearing out of the charts – because he helped the 80s hitmakers “rediscover” their sound.

The superproducer was brought in to the studio by the Rio superstars after their last album, Red Carpet Massacre, failed to set the charts alight in 2007.

And Taylor admits the band “thank God” Ronson was around to help them with their upcoming record, All You Need Is Now, because it could have been their last if they carried on producing the same sounds as in recent years.

Taylor tells tabloid rag The Daily Star:

“We all knew it was a very important album for us, it was do or die actually. After our last record didn’t perform that well, we thought: ‘The next one better be good, because it could be our last.’

“Thank God that we fell in with Mark Ronson, who showed us the way. Mark said: ‘You need to rediscover your sound and how you made records back in 1983.’

“He had a vision that we could still be contemporary but recapture the ground that we used to occupy, one that other bands like The Killers had jumped onto.”

As a fan of Duran Duran, I believe their decision to team up with Mark Ronson could well mean their next album turns out to be a great success! Retro definitely works for me.

I’ve downloaded their new single (FREE!) from iTunes and it’s a definite winner, for me anyway 🙂

Duran Duran‘s new album is due out on 21st December 2010 – in time for Christmas!


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