I cannot believe what I have just found! My Christmas has just been made! Allow me to explain...
All morning, I have had this song going round & round in my head - (Come Up & See Me) Make Me Smile by Steve Harley & The Cockney Rebel - don't know why, haven't heard it in ages. Then I got to thinking about my very favorite version of that song, which was done live by my very favorite band when I was young, Duran Duran. I'm sure I still have it on cassette somewhere, buried in my closet. If you don't know what a cassette is, please don't tell me, 'cause I will want to hurt you. ;) I digress. So anyway, I go on YouTube, thinking that I'll just have to post the original version of the song, but then I hit the jackpot...
This is Duran Duran performing (Come Up & See Me) Make Me Smile live at the Hammersmith Odeon in London in 1982... I still cannot believe that I found this...
Then I got to thinking about my very favorite Duran Duran concert, As The Lights Go Down, that I used to have on VHS & watched over & over (& over) again. So I searched the songs on YouTube & I found the whole effing concert! Recorded live in 1984 in Oakland, California, these boys were the best live act of that time, imho. If you've never seen these, do yourself a favor & watch them. It will be worth your while. My recs... New Religion, The Seventh Stranger, The Chauffeur & Careless Memories are all must see's. Enjoy!
As The Lights Go Down Part 1 - Tiger Tiger (Intro) & Is There Something I Should Know?
As The Lights Go Down Part 2 - Hungry Like The Wolf & Union Of The Snake
As The Lights Go Down Part 3 - New Religion & Save A Prayer
As The Lights Go Down Part 4 - Rio & The Seventh Stranger
As The Lights Go Down Part 5 - The Chauffeur & Planet Earth
As The Lights Go Down Part 6 - Careless Memories & Girls On Film
I hope you enjoyed the concert & I hope that you and yours have a wonderful, safe & blessed time this festive season, wherever you are.