|Dusk and Dawn|
|album by Duran Duran|
|Year of production||1979|
About the album[edit | edit source]
Seeing the Human League for the first time was a turning point for this early incarnation of Duran Duran. John and Nick saw them supporting Siouxsie and the Banshees at the Mayfair Ballroom in Birmingham's Bullring shopping centre and watched in stunned, amazed silence. They had no drummer, no guitars. The band had three synthesizers and a drum machine instead.
John Taylor wrote in his autobiography In the Pleasure Groove, that what made for a much more exciting proposition than for him to attempt to teach Nick guitar was to get hold of a synthesizer and make that his instrument.
They also bought a Kay rhythm box for £15. It had presets such as 'mambo', 'foxtrot', 'slow rock' and 'walzt'. So with Nick controlling the keys, setting the tempo and pushing the buttons on the Kay, Stephen Duffy singing and on bass, and John on guitar, the three made their first ever recording on a cassette tape in the space above Nick's mother's toy shop. This was the resulting album called Dusk and Dawn. The trio named the band Duran Duran.
The album cover features a black-and-white photo-copy of a New York streetscape shot on long exposure, car lights trailing down Park Avenue. In the top right right-hand corner, a photo of the three members of Duran Duran.
Track listing[edit | edit source]
- "Aztec Moon Rich"
- "Take (the Lines and the Shadow)"
- "Hold Me" / "Pose Me"
- "Alucien Melody"
- "Hawks Don't Share"
Personnel[edit | edit source]
Duran Duran are:
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