Let's Make Mixtapes

Keeping your childhood pop icons alive…even the ones you thought were dead.

For a single year, and for only one album, several members of Duran Duran (Simon LeBon, Nick Rhodes, and Roger Taylor) formed a band called Arcadia. The album they produced was So Red the Rose. It’s a great album. It is also, IMHO, not a far reach from a Duran Duran album. LeBon called it “pretentious” while one critic said it was “the best album Duran Duran never made.” The point is, you should give it a listen.


The album, which featured cameos by Grace Jones, Herbie Hancock, and Sting, reached 23 in the states and spun off several hits. The group, as Arcadia, never made another album. Of course, Duran Duran continues to give us great music. While we wait for that next album (or the tour coming to a city near you–I’m not being paid but I’d take free tickets if they’re offering), enjoy this hit from So Red the Rose.


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