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A very interesting book to say the least...
on 9 April 2010
It's great to finally have explanations about the re-union and the two break-ups, because it's obvious we'd never get the truth from the newspapers.
Andy has always been my least favorite member of Duran Duran, but now that I have read his book, I see him very differently and I must admit that his personal story is very moving, he even made me cry, especially when he talked about his parents.
When I get this book, at first I thought I would skip all the pages that were not going to be Duran Duran related but in the end, I was very pleasantly surprised to realize how I enjoyed reading all about his life, this book is really fascinating. At the end, I was almost in fact skipping a lot of Duran pages after all.
One thing is for sure, I will never see Nick Rhodes or John Taylor the same way again, but I still would like to listen to their versions of events too.
My only regret is that, since it's a book written by Andy and not Simon or Nick, it's obvious that a lot of important steps of Duran Duran's musical evolution are missing (Notorious, Big Thing, Wedding album etc.).
But what really saddens me the most is that, after I've read the book, I was left a little bit depressed because I felt that if all the Duran guys spent more time in the recording studios than on bars, at parties, using drugs or drinking alcohol, we'll have much more than only 4 studio albums made by the five of them !
Reading that book also convinced me (just like it was the case for Depeche Mode too I guess) that too much touring is what kills these bands in the first place by draining all their enthusiasm and energy. Because I'm sure it's no coincidence that both bands were brought on the brink of destruction immediately after doing huge american tours.