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Saturday, September 24, 2011

"Girls on Film"

Duran Duran - Girls on Film (1981)

Well aren't we all glad that camera sound stops after ten seconds?

So why isn't this synth pop? It is "80s" music with a synthesizer in it. But synth pop has to have the synth be the driving musical instrument of the song. The song has a straight ahead bass line, and some rockin' guitar licks going on. I really like the drums during the chorus. The chorus is such a simple thing, and the drummer really emphasizes that by dropping out of the double time he's been maintaining during the rest of the song and playing a much simpler pattern. This song would make an interesting cover by a rock band. Not a punk cover, but a rock cover, no synth. Not Vampire Weekend. It would sound a little to much the same, just faster.

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