View Full Version : DURAN DURAN + DAVID LYNCH = Bicycle spokes

03-31-2011, 04:31 PM
David Lynch shot and edited a Duran Duran concert on the fly, clips of which can be found on Youtube. Much of what I saw was DD on stage, in B&W, with superimposed shots of a spinning bicycle wheel and little clay puppet heads. There are also the typical Lynchian textures (i.e. super close-ups of dirty carpet) and fire. In addition there is footage of Simon LeBon on a tour bus trying to impress Lynch and the viewer by describing this lame-ass dream he supposedly had, yet he seems to be making it up on the spot..."The dream starts on a dry...dusty day...in...in Europe...at a...at a...at a castle!"

This was some bullshit. How is it possible to simultaneously think Lynch is a genius and a complete dingus?

03-31-2011, 04:52 PM
David probably phoned it in for extra cash to buy quinoa and smokes.

Ian Jane
03-31-2011, 05:01 PM

Duran Duran are a group of dingus' and it probably rubbed off on Lynch.

03-31-2011, 05:17 PM
Duran Duran are a group of dingus' and it probably rubbed off on Lynch.

What does that make Tolch?

Ian Jane
03-31-2011, 05:22 PM
#1 dingus fan.

03-31-2011, 06:03 PM

Mark Tolch
04-01-2011, 05:09 AM
I was interested when I heard about it, but don't understand why Lynch wouldve done it. Duran Duran kinda got a bit more...I dunno, Kraftwerk, I guess, in the year 2000 so they fit with Lynch's aesthetic, but still. I will also say, you asshats, that though I certainly was a fan of Duran Duran in the 80s, its worn off. They did what I still consider some solid stuff, John Taylor is still super-underrated as a bassist, but now? Meh.

04-01-2011, 11:43 AM
I think it was more done based on the success(?) of the Terry Gilliam-Arcade Fire project. And Lynch being Lynch of course he's gonna take somebody that makes no sense.

And it's his dingus-ness that makes Lynch's genius work, I'd say.

04-01-2011, 12:22 PM

Paul Casey
04-01-2011, 12:28 PM
I met David Lynch at a turkey farm in Iowa.

Mark Tolch
04-01-2011, 08:46 PM
What? Really.