Duran Duran: A Video History: Aidin Vaziri | Thanks to a bunch of videos that prominently featured models icing their nipples, wild tiger ladies stalking through the jungle and singer Simon Le Bon accidentally blowing up the Eiffel Tower, Duran Duran became the most popular group of the early MTV era. But what about all the other promo clips the band shot as it stubbornly persevered through its 30-year career? Here are the ones that reveal the most about the saga leading to the band’s 12th studio album, “Red Carpet Massacre.”
PLANET EARTH (1981) The pirate shirts and flowing genie pants unfortunately didn’t stick, but this oddly futuristic clip from the group’s first self-titled album captured the perfect post-apocalyptic vibe for the early ’80s. Continue reading.