Duran Duran thinks their 1980s music videos would make them “cancel” in today’s climate.
The “Hungry Like A Wolf” hitmakers gained a reputation for their racy and glamorous promos, but frontman Simon Le Bon claimed they wouldn’t be allowed to do them the same now.
He told the Daily Star’s Wired column: â’Girls On Film’ was the one that caught the censors because we had naked women in it.
“No one would make this video now because you’re likely to be canceled or ‘Me Too-ed’.”
The 62-year-old star also reflected on how the music industry has changed, with music videos taking a step back from previous generations.
He added, âAll kinds of things have changed. In a way, YouTube has opened things up, but public perceptions have changed.
âIt’s bizarre how evolution has happened, as different media platforms have emerged and vanished.
“MTV came and is something else and they don’t play that many music videos anymore.”
And Duran Duran’s tastes have changed, Simon admiring The Clockworks video on their track âThrow It All Awayâ.
He said, “I love the lyric videos. There is a band called The Clockworks with a lyric video, which just has words on buildings, and it’s amazing.”
Meanwhile, the group – completed by Nick Rhodes, John Taylor and Roger Taylor – are set to release a new album “Future Past” later this week, and they were “at each other’s throats” to record. disc during locking.
Simon recently revealed, âWe were at each other’s throats, we were all stressed out and ultimately had no choice but to close the studio and go home.
âWe weren’t really talking, we just stayed seated in our spaces. “
Fortunately, those feelings quickly subsided when the world started to open up again.
Bassist and guitarist John said, âWhen we got into the studio there was this great feeling of ‘we have to do this and finish that’. We were lucky to be alive … we were so happy to see each other.