I was 13 when this song came out and there was something then that just clicked with me. And I would kind of like to say its just a sentimental song from my youth but…I can’t. I just listened to it twice before writing this entry and I will probably listen to it one more time. At 30, I still like this song a lot and not just because its a song of my youth.
I don’t even know what the song is about. I am not sure Duran Duran could tell us if they wanted to. So unlike most songs I like, I could care less about the lyrics of this song. For all I know its their grocery list set to music.
I like the synth guitar sounds in this song, they are so unusual compared to other music of the time. And I love the female vocals in the chorus, they have obviously been altered to some extent but I think that is what I like. The female singer sounds almost like something other worldly, which is perfect for this song.
The video is totally cheesy in how strange it is. I especially like when the cross-dressing man goes all nutso with the lipstick.