In The Pleasure Groove

With Duran Duran, John Taylor has created some of the greatest songs of our time.

Author: John Taylor

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781405512664

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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With Duran Duran, John Taylor has created some of the greatest songs of our time. From the disco dazzle of debut single 'Planet Earth' right up to their latest number one album All You Need is Now, Duran Duran has always had the power to sweep the world onto its feet. It's been a ride - and for John in particular, the ride has been wild, thrilling... and dangerous. Now, for the first time, he tells his incredible story - a tale of dreams fulfilled, lessons learned and demons conquered. A shy only child, Nigel John Taylor wasn't an obvious candidate for pop stardom and frenzied girl panic. But when he ditched his first name and picked up a bass guitar, everything changed. John formed Duran Duran with his friend Nick Rhodes in the spring of 1978, and they were soon joined by Roger Taylor, then Andy Taylor and finally Simon Le Bon. Together they were an immediate, massive global success story, their pictures on millions of walls, every single a worldwide hit. In his frank, compelling autobiography, John recounts the highs - hanging out with icons like Bowie, Warhol and even James Bond; dating Vogue models and driving fast cars - all the while playing hard with the band he loved. But he faced tough battles ahead - troubles that brought him to the brink of self-destruction - before turning his life around. Told with humour, honesty and hard-won wisdom, and packed with exclusive pictures, In the Pleasure Groove is a fascinating, irresistible portrait of a man who danced into the fire... and came through the other side.

In the Pleasure Groove

Praisefor Inthe Pleasure Groove “Taylor's honest andheartfelt style makes fora highly worthwhile and entertaining read whether youarea fan of the band or not. In the Pleasure Groove is, quite simply, a fascinating tale of a very ...

Author: John Taylor

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101593592

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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With a new introduction by Nick Rhodes The talent. The charisma. The videos. From their 1981 hit "Planet Earth" to their latest number-one album, All You Need Is Now, John Taylor and Duran Duran have enchanted audiences around the world. It's been a wild ride, and—for John in particular—dangerous. John recounts the story of the band's formation, their massive success, and his journey to the brink of self-destruction. Told with humor, honesty—and packed with exclusive pictures—In the Pleasure Groove is an irresistible rock-and-roll portrait of a band whose popularity has never been stronger.

In the Pleasure Groove Deluxe

The rest of the song was hung upon that frame. Then there is “New Religion,” which would become another fan favorite; a rapping, schizophrenic Le Bon in conversation with a funky rhythm section. Now that's a pleasure groove to play.

Author: John Taylor

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101620632

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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The deluxe eBook edition of In the Pleasure Groove includes more than 100 additional photos, 8 video clips, and more than 10 audio excerpts, providing an even more complete journey through John Taylor’s life. John Taylor, Duran Duran’s co-founder, takes the reader on a wild ride from the eighties through today, writing about the music, the parties, and the MTV videos that made millions swoon. From the disco dazzle of debut single ‘Planet Earth’ right up to their latest number one album, All You Need is Now, Duran Duran has always had the power to sweep the world onto its feet. It’s been a ride – and for John in particular, the ride has been wild, thrilling... and dangerous. Now, for the first time, he tells his incredible story. A tale of dreams fulfilled, lessons learned and demons conquered. A shy only child, Nigel John Taylor wasn’t an obvious candidate for pop stardom and frenzied girl panic. But when he ditched his first name and picked up a bass guitar, everything changed. John Formed Duran Duran with his friend Nick Rhodes in the summer of 1978, and they were soon joined by Roger Taylor, then Andy Taylor and finally Simon Le Bon. Together they were an immediate, massive global success story, their pictures on millions of walls, every single a worldwide hit. In his frank, compelling autobiography, John recounts the highs –hanging out with icons like Bowie, Warhol and even James Bond; dating Vogue models and driving fast cars – all the while playing hard with the band he loved. But there were tough battles ahead – troubles that brought him to the brink of self-destruction – before turning his life around. Told with humor, honesty and hard-won wisdom, and packed with exclusive pictures, In the Pleasure Groove is a fascinating, irresistible portrait of a man who danced into the fire... and came through the other side.

Shakespeare Would Cry

In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "In the Pleasure Groove: Love, Death, and Duran Duran.

Author: Jonathan Kemp

Publisher: Lennex

ISBN: 5458823788

Category:

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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "In the Pleasure Groove: Love, Death, and Duran Duran." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.

Can t Slow Down

41 “We had no political agenda”: John Taylor, In the Pleasure Groove (New York: Dutton Adult, 2012), 188. 42 “the ultimate glossy”: Richard Harrington, “Living Up to Video Images,” Washington Post, February 23, 1984.

Author: Michaelangelo Matos

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780306903359

Category: Music

Page: 480

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A Rolling Stone-Kirkus Best Music Book of 2020 The definitive account of pop music in the mid-eighties, from Prince and Madonna to the underground hip-hop, indie rock, and club scenes Everybody knows the hits of 1984 - pop music's greatest year. From "Thriller" to "Purple Rain," "Hello" to "Against All Odds," "What's Love Got to Do with It" to "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go," these iconic songs continue to dominate advertising, karaoke nights, and the soundtracks for film classics (Boogie Nights) and TV hits (Stranger Things). But the story of that thrilling, turbulent time, an era when Top 40 radio was both the leading edge of popular culture and a moral battleground, has never been told with the full detail it deserves - until now. Can't Slow Down is the definitive portrait of the exploding world of mid-eighties pop and the time it defined, from Cold War anxiety to the home-computer revolution. Big acts like Michael Jackson (Thriller), Prince (Purple Rain), Madonna (Like a Virgin), Bruce Springsteen (Born in the U.S.A.), and George Michael (Wham!'s Make It Big) rubbed shoulders with the stars of the fermenting scenes of hip-hop, indie rock, and club music. Rigorously researched, mapping the entire terrain of American pop, with crucial side trips to the UK and Jamaica, from the biz to the stars to the upstarts and beyond, Can't Slow Down is a vivid journey to the very moment when pop was remaking itself, and the culture at large - one hit at a time.

Leaders of the Pack

In the Pleasure Groove: Love, Death and Duran Duran. London: Sphere, 2013. Taylor, Marc. The Original Marvelettes: Motown's Mystery Girl Group. New York: Aloiv, 2004. Taylor, Steve. The A to X of Alternative Music.

Author: Sean MacLeod

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442252028

Category: Music

Page: 240

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In Leaders of the Pack: Girl Groups of the 1960s and their Influence on Popular Culture musician and music historian Sean MacLeod surveys the hundreds of girl groups that appeared not only in the United States but also in Great Britain during the early 1960s. This study corrects the neglect of their critical contribution of popular music history by exploring the social and political climate from which the girl groups emerged and their effect, in turn, on local and national music and culture. Leaders of the Pack is essential reading for students, scholars, and fans of 1960s music and culture. It will further interest anyone interested in women’s studies, modern American and British culture, and music history, with important forays into such topics as the Civil Rights Movement, second and third wave feminism, and post-war life.

Listen to New Wave Rock Exploring a Musical Genre

In the Pleasure Groove: Love, Death, and Duran Duran. New York: Plume. Taylor, Paul. 1988. Impresario: Malcolm McLaren and the British New Wave. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. Thompson, Jesse. 2007. “The Cars Unlocked: The Live Performances.

Author: James E. Perone

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440859694

Category: Music

Page: 218

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Students of pop music and pop culture as well as fans who have loved the music since it came into being will gain valuable insight into this genre of the 1970s and 1980s. • Details 50 must-hear musical examples, including artists, songs, and albums • Traces the legacy of new wave rock through film, television, and television commercials from the 1980s to the present • Describes the musical materials of new wave rock that developed out of disco and punk rock • Covers both well-remembered artists (e.g., Blondie) and not so well-remembered artists that all had a major impact on popular culture in the 1970s and 1980s

Sweet Dreams

... 1989) Tannenbaum, Rob, and Craig Marks, I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution (Dutton, 2011) Taylor, John, In the Pleasure Groove: Love, Death & Duran Duran (Sphere, 2012) Turner, Alwyn W., Rejoice!

Author: Dylan Jones

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571353453

Category: Music

Page: 420

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David Bowie. Culture Club. Wham!. Soft Cell. Duran Duran. Sade. Adam Ant. Spandau Ballet. The Eurythmics. 'Excellent' Guardian 'Hugely enjoyable' Irish Times 'Dazzling' LRB 'Fascinating' New Statesman 'An absolute must-read' GQ One of the most creative entrepreneurial periods since the Sixties, the era of the New Romantics grew out of the remnants of post-punk and developed quickly alongside club culture, ska, electronica, and goth. The scene had a huge influence on the growth of print and broadcast media, and was arguably one of the most bohemian environments of the late twentieth century. Not only did it visually define the decade, it was the catalyst for the Second British Invasion, when the US charts would be colonised by British pop music - making it one of the most powerful cultural exports since the Beatles. In Sweet Dreams, Dylan Jones charts the rise of the New Romantics through testimony from the people who lived it. For a while, Sweet Dreams were made of this.

Duran Duran s Rio

Taylor, J. (2013), In the Pleasure Groove: Love, Death, and Duran Duran, New York: Dutton Published by the Penguin Group. Newspaper Articles/Magazines/Websites “Abrams, Billboard Meets Signal Changes in AOR Programming” (1983), ...

Author: Annie Zaleski

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501355202

Category: Music

Page: 184

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In the '80s, the Birmingham, England, band Duran Duran became closely associated with new wave, an idiosyncratic genre that dominated the decade's music and culture. No album represented this rip-it-up-and-start-again movement better than the act's breakthrough 1982 LP, Rio. A cohesive album with a retro-futuristic sound-influences include danceable disco, tangy funk, swaggering glam, and Roxy Music's art-rock-the full-length sold millions and spawned smashes such as "Hungry Like the Wolf" and the title track. However, Rio wasn't a success everywhere at first; in fact, the LP had to be buffed-up with remixes and reissued before it found an audience in America. The album was further buoyed by colorful music videos, which established Duran Duran as leaders of an MTV-driven second British Invasion, and the group's cutting-edge visual aesthetic. Via extensive new interviews with band members and other figures who helped Rio succeed, this book explores how and why Rio became a landmark pop-rock album, and examines how the LP was both a musical inspiration-and a reflection of a musical, cultural, and technology zeitgeist.

Popular Music Culture

Taylor, J. (2012) In the Pleasure Groove: Love, Death and Duran Duran, New York: Dutton. Listening: Duran Duran, Notorious, Capitol, 1986; At Worst. The Best of Boy George and Culture Club, Virgin, 1993; Ultravox, Vienna, Chrysalis, ...

Author: Roy Shuker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000511543

Category: Social Science

Page: 396

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Now in its fifth edition, this popular A–Z student reference book provides a comprehensive survey of key ideas and concepts in popular music culture, examining the social and cultural aspects of popular music. Fully revised with extended coverage of the music industries, sociological concepts and additional references to reading, listening and viewing throughout, the new edition expands on the foundations of popular music culture, tracing the impact of digital technology and changes in the way in which music is created, manufactured, marketed and consumed. The concept of metagenres remains a central part of the book: these are historically, socially, and geographically situated umbrella musical categories, each embracing a wide range of associated genres and subgenres. New or expanded entries include: Charts, Digital music culture, Country music, Education, Ethnicity, Race, Gender, Grime, Heritage, History, Indie, Synth pop, Policy, Punk rock and Streaming. Popular Music Culture: The Key Concepts is an essential reference tool for students studying the social and cultural dimensions of popular music.