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Summary Wild Boy My Life in Duran Duran

Wild Boy My Life in Duran Duran

Imploded Now Andy shares the story of what went wrong With searing honesty he charts every moment of Duran Duran's roller coaster rise from their early days as club musicians through to international superstardom He captures the glamour and excitement of the band's epic video shoots and the opulence of their world tours He reveals the truth about the allegations of drug abuse and wild hedonism that dogged Duran Duran Packed with than twenty five yea. I was an obsessed screaming drooling Duranie in my early mid teens and Andy s autobiography reminded me of all those idolised good times as well as filling me in on the bad times I was mostly unaware of as a suealing fangirl He writes from the heart his passion for music his mistakes his adored wife and family lovely to know he s still with Tracey and of course his life as a member of the world s biggest pop group from the 1980s It s all there the albums video shoots tours and hedonistic partying as well as the bust ups and break downs and his version of him twice leaving the band Despite the split he talks about Simon John Nick and Roger with respect and affection acknowledging their differences but appreciating the amazing times together I came away from this feeling that I knew Andy that I knew Dura

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Wild Boy is the explosive first inside account of the rise and fall of Duran Duran The band rose to conuer the globe with a string of unforgettable hits such as Rio Hungry Like the Wolf and The Reflex With Simon Le Bon as their frontman they were the defining pop act of the 1980s but Andy Taylor the enigmatic lead guitarist is widely acknowledged to have been their musical driving force Then at the very height of their achievement in 1985 Duran Duran. Given the total lack of perspective or responsibility in this his own chance to set the record straight it s no surprise Andy Taylor and Duran Duran parted waystwiceFor those of you not in the know and I assume that is most of you Andy Taylor is the original guitarist for Duran Duran a band that has sold 80 million albums and created some of the most iconic music of the 80s and early 90s Andy was there from near the beginning of the band through its heyday of the albums Rio Hungry Like the Wolf Save a Prayer and the tile track through Seven and the Ragged Tiger The Reflex New Moon on Monday into their live album with the single Wild Boys and their James Bond theme A View to a Kill He left in 1985 soon after a disastrous show at Live Aid He rejoined the band for a r

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Rs worth of rock 'n' roll anecdotes Andy tells of his time in the band The Power Station and explains why Duran Duran reformed with its original line up in 2003 But Wild Boy is also a moving story on a human level as Andy describes how the pressures of fame took a terrible personal toll on him and his family Moving from hilarious to harrowing at the turn of a page Wild Boy is a must read for anyone who lived through the 1980s or who cares about music. Fascinating I d have to say until I read this book Andy Taylor was the member of Duran Duran that I knew the least aboutcared the least about That s all changed What a hilarious down to earth guy I m floored by the fact that he basically uit DD so that he could get off the drugs and spend time with his cute family Interesting too are the tensions within the group They were always presented as a united front at first and then later you got the impression that Nick and Simon were BFF s Not remotely true Nick Rhodes sounds like a nightmare to even be around let alone work with Very very interesting book Breezily and clearly written too He s not going to win a Nobel Prize for Literature our Andy but he writes a good memoir concise coherent clever Also as someone who has suffered from post partum depressio


10 thoughts on “Wild Boy My Life in Duran Duran

  1. says:

    Given the total lack of perspective or responsibility in this his own chance to set the record straight it’s no surprise Andy Taylor and Duran Duran parted waystwiceFor those of you not in the know and I assume that is most of you Andy Taylor is the original guitarist for Duran Duran a band that has sold 80 million albums and created some of the most iconic music of the 80s and early 90s Andy was there from n

  2. says:

    When I was 16 it was all about Duran Duran They were so glamorous They drank champagne on yachts They dated mod

  3. says:

    Things I learned from Any TaylorHe really hated making the New Moon on Monday videoHe single handedly wrote every Duran Duran song ever done minus lyricslove ya Andy but not buying itHe and JT were giant coke heads throug

  4. says:

    I was an obsessed screaming drooling Duranie in my early mid teens and Andy's autobiography reminded me of all those idolised good times as well as filling me in on the bad times I was mostly unaware of as a suealing fangirl He writes from the heart his passion for music his mistakes his adored wife and family lovely to know he's still with Tracey and of course his life as a member of the world's biggest pop group from the 1980s It's all t

  5. says:

    I was the biggest Duranie ever I made deals with God if he'd just let The Reflex video be #1 on MTV I'd do this or that Now years later I've had the opportunity to meet JT several times I read his book and now Andy's and I laugh at how I could have been so in love as a teenager with these obnoxious self absorbent people Well I was a kid and they were in their heydaythe hottest thing around Andy's version didn't hold back He didn

  6. says:

    OK once a Duranie always a Duranie This book was GREAT fun and gave some insight to things we heard about but didn't always know about for sure Fights fallouts etc good dirt in other wordsI always kind of conside

  7. says:

    I enjoyed this book far than I expected to even for a Duran Duran fan I have to say my prejudice against rock stars and their writing ability predisposed me to this book being mediocre It's not Hemingway but the man writes like he speaks As such the book comes across as an affable guy telling the story of how he used to be in a band write music do drugs and met his wifeI brought this book along on a trip to Sri Lanka whe

  8. says:

    Fascinating I'd have to say until I read this book Andy Taylor was the member of Duran Duran that I knew the least aboutcared the least about That's all changed What a hilarious down to earth guy I'm floored by the fact that he basic

  9. says:

    When I read some of the comments on this book at it looked to me like this book was going to be a bitchfest and finger pointer about everything that went wrong in one of the biggest acts of the 80's Duran Duran I was very skeptical about getting this for the following reasonIn highschool I was an absolute KISS freak Ate lived and breathed the band and they had a magic on stage that was a beautiful thing somethi

  10. says:

    Wild Boys Wild Boys can you hear it in your head? yes or as Simon would uh sing UUUUHOkay this was the necessary follow up to John Taylor's book and is the complete yin Details Dirt it's all here and it gives you a better sense of what was happening how John wrote a book featuring the picture of his bandaged foo

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