Sunday, September 20, 2015

Duran Duran - #8 Sunset Garage

Link time...let's continue on with my Duran Duran's Paper Gods album review. We're at #8 on the track list, Sunset Garage. I'm still on the fence about this one. I surely don't hate it, but I'm not sure I love it either...I do like it however. It is very Pop Trashish, more specifically it reminds me a lot of a fast Someone Else Not Me meets John Taylor's solo stuff (actually, it probably sounds more John than Pop Trash now that I think about it). I love the lyrics, but I think it's the melody I have issues with, it doesn't fit the lyrics for me and the lyrical style sounds more John than Simon. As time goes on, my opinion will probably change for the positive. If I had to guess, I'd say that this sounds like a Simon favorite song to me (he definitely has a type just like I do), but who knows.

Reference time! When I mentioned John's stuff, I was thinking more Hey Day which has great lyrics with a weird melody, although it's probably my most favorite of John's solo stuff because it's so obvious the meaning behind it:

And, since I mentioned it, here's the English lyric version of Someone Else Not Me, but how about a mixed version that speeds it up a bit?

As an afterthought (and a weeks worth of playing nothing but this album), I think I've finally figured out what bothers me about this song...it's too much like Serious! I didn't pick up on that at all initially, but For someone who has been rambling on and on about how I like that this album has elements of certain songs, there is one song that is above reproach and that song is Serious. It's one thing to be influenced by it, it's an entirely different thing to remake it. But, having said all that negativity, now that I've realized and accepted it, I'm really beginning to like this song better.

1 comment:

Tiffstitch said...

For some reason this gives me a Kinks feel too, which I like since I'm a Kinks fan. Although I keep hearing the chorus as "sunset carriage" from the different pronunciation of "garage".