A Night at the Rum Runner
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radio show
First aired 22 December 2000
Radio station(s) Late Bar Radio
Meltdown Radio
Recorded 2000
Genre Pop, Electronic
No. of tracks 55
Producer(s) Nick Rhodes
John Taylor
DJ Oktober
Nick Rhodes / John Taylor

A Night at the Rum Runner was a radio show co-produced by Nick Rhodes and John Taylor. The show was aired by Late Bar Radio and Meltdown Radio from 22 December 2000 to 5 February 2001.

A later broadcast was from 12 June 2001 to 15 September 2002.

About the radio show[edit | edit source]

The radio show was inspired by the Rum Runner nightclub in Birmingham, UK, a venue where Duran Duran were the resident band in the late 1970s and early 80s. Nick Rhodes and John Taylor grew up in Birmingham and formed Duran Duran in 1978.

Their days at the Rum Runner marked the turning point for the band, where they would rehearse upstairs and perform at the club downstairs. The club owners Paul and Michael Berrow would become their managers and take them to success. But back in 1980, the five original members earned their keep around the club, clearing glasses, cleaning tables, polishing mirrors and even deejaying by the art student turned keyboardist Nick Rhodes.

The show:
A Night at the Rum Runner was a special radio stream by Nick and John, broadcast on Late Bar Radio and Meltdown Radio. Together they compiled a playlist that recreated the Rum Runner in 1980, with tracks that inspired them and which Nick spun on the turntable.

20 years after their days at the nightclub they came together to bring this special broadcast. The broadcast was a four hour pre-programmed loop, with all tracks chosen personally by Nick & John and mixed by DJ Oktober. The playlist was mixed smoothly just like you would hear at the club. The show originally ran as a holiday broadcast from 22 December 2000 to 4 February 2001 and later broadcast on the Internet airwaves on 12 June 2001 to 15 September 2002.

The album:
On 8 May 2006 the 18-track compilation album Only After Dark was released by EMI, which features tracks that were played during this radio show and all personally chosen by Nick and John.

Track listing[edit | edit source]

Songs and artists chosen by Nick Rhodes and John Taylor:[edit | edit source]

Part 1 - Bodies Moves...

  1. "Computer Games" - YMO
  2. "Spacelab" - Kraftwerk
  3. "Being Boiled" - Human League
  4. "The Chase" - Giorgio Moroder
  5. "Always Crashing In The Same Car" - David Bowie
  6. "Broken English" - Marianne Faithful
  7. "Private Life" - Grace Jones
  8. "I Feel Love" - Donna Summer
  9. "European Son" - Japan
  10. "Funtime" - Iggy Pop
  11. "Only After Dark"- Mick Ronson
  12. "Showroom Dummies" - Kraftwerk
  13. "Over You" - Roxy Music
  14. "Slow Motion" - Ultravox
  15. "Are Friends Electric" - Gary Numan
  16. "A Forest" - The Cure
  17. "Love Will Tear Us Apart" - Joy Division
  18. "Sister Europe" - Psychedelic Furs
  19. "Walk on the Wild Side" - Lou Reed
  20. "The True Wheel" - Eno
  21. "Call Me" - Blondie
  22. "Slow Ride" - Foghat

Part II - Bodies Move....

  1. "The 'In' Crowd" - Bryan Ferry
  2. "Nightclubbing" - Iggy Pop
  3. "Fade To Grey" - Visage
  4. "Life In Tokyo" - Japan
  5. "The Model" - Kraftwerk
  6. "Warm Leatherette" - The Normal
  7. "Underpass" - John Foxx
  8. "Sound and Vision" - David Bowie
  9. "Billy Porter" - Mick Ronson
  10. "Planet Claire" - B52s
  11. "Rock Lobster" - B52s
  12. "Changeling" - Simple Minds
  13. "Adolescent Sex" - Japan
  14. "Shot By Both Sides" - Magazine
  15. "Pretty Vacant" - Sex Pistols
  16. "The Passenger" - Iggy Pop
  17. "Hong Kong Garden" - Siouxsie & The Banshees
  18. "I Am The Fly" - Wire
  19. "Alabama Song" - David Bowie

Part III - Dancers Spinning...

  1. "Public Image" - Public Image Ltd.
  2. "Trash" - Roxy Music
  3. "Boys Keep Swinging" - David Bowie
  4. "Lust For Life" - Iggy Pop
  5. "Price Of Love" - Bryan Ferry
  6. "Both Ends Burning" - Roxy Music
  7. "Kings Lead Hat" - Eno
  8. "Atomic" - Blondie
  9. "Pull Up to the Bumper" - Grace Jones
  10. "Robots" - Kraftwerk
  11. "Electricity" - OMD
  12. "Cars" - Gary Numan
  13. "Tainted Love" - Soft Cell
  14. "Planet Earth" - Duran Duran
  15. "TVC 15" - David Bowie
  16. "Love Is The Drug" - Roxy Music
  17. "Golden Years" - David Bowie
  18. "New York, New York" - Frank Sinatra
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