This test is for the superfans!
For starters, there’s way more to this band than just “The Reflex”! Your homework: Give yourself a crash course in forty years of innovating, hit-making and rule-breaking by tuning into the Wild Boys’ live broadcast on The Pulse or 1st Wave this Saturday, December 9, at 9 pm est. Once you experience the non-stop, dance-until-you-drop party that is a Duran Duran show, you’ll never want to return to the “Ordinary World” — guaranteed!
…it’s time for you to get “Serious”! Eject that overplayed Greatest CD and get yourself acquainted with latter-day Duran; start with their nineties comeback via their second self-titled LP (a.k.a. The Wedding Album), then work your way up to the group's 2012 collaboration with producer Mark Ronson, All You Need is Now, and their most recent effort, 2015’s stellar Paper Gods, which debuted in the top ten in the U.S.
Nicely done! You own most of their albums, never miss them when they come to your city, and know that none of Duran's three founding Taylors are related. (Duh!) To get your doctorate in double-D, simply become familiar with the B-sides (start with “Late Bar”), join the official fan club community, and plan your next vacation in a far-off locale that coincides with a Duran tour stop!
Congratulations: You’ve won the gold medal in the Duran Duran Trivia Olympics. It’s taken years of training but, now, having aced this toughest of superfan tests, you stand atop the podium, a certified Paper God/dess!