Duran Duran Duran Duran – Hold Back The Rain by Editor September 15, 2020, 3:26 am 39 Comments See more Previous article Teen Vogue Instagram Live with Jaeden Martell 04/30/2020 Next article Jacob Tremblay Finally Met Deadpool! | Access 39 Comments Leave a Reply Isolate the bass line. Perfection. My favorite Duran Duran song. Reply Fantastic😉😄💕 Reply I love this album with the songs and the art that Patrick Nagel did the record album – its when I started like purple and pink together ❤ Reply Laureate level lyrics- god I loved these guys. Reply I wish this song had gotten a share of radio play, it really is the best one on the album, and my favorite!!!! Reply This may be my favorite Duran Duran song. Reply The story behind the lyrics was told by both John Taylor and Simon Le Bon in an episode of VH-1's Behind The Music. Simon felt that John was "going off of the rails a little bit at that time…John was staying out too late, taking too many drugs, drinking too much, and going home with the wrong kind of people." John's recollection was that no-one had warned him "about the pitfalls. It seemed like…'Drugs? That's what The Beatles did, that's what The Rolling Stones do, that's what The Clash do, why wouldn't you wanna take 'em?'.". Instead of confronting John with his concerns, Simon wrote the lyrics to "Hold Back The Rain". However, it would be another twelve years before John faced up to his addictions and get clean and sober. As John said about his habits; "Sometimes you really need to take yourself to the edge in order to realise that this isn't the right place." To this day, Simon has no idea of what John thinks of the lyrics. "The night I wrote it, I just slipped a copy of it under his door, and he's never even mentioned it to me, never. Never." Reply Oh my god , what a timeless gem , every time i hear it , the world spins so fast that i might fly off !!!! Reply A seminal benchmark in the MUSIC GENOME…….. THE BEAUTIFUL DISCORD of a little thing called unpredictable reality. Reply MUSIC IS LIFE Reply Best thing is I was young enough to have lived through this magic era of music Reply I have had enough of 2020…I'm going back to 1982…anybody coming with me? Reply Even the album cover was great. Reply da una carica impressionante!!! Reply Don't like this version, don't know why it got changed on the Album, preferred this back in the Day https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtjOhNFw224 Reply Absolute perfect chorus Reply My hubbies best mate was a double for John Taylor. R.I.P. Peter he will never forget you. With the exception of Mark King there was no better bassist Angela x Reply Someone please mix this properly….beast of a song but has the 80s tech . Get that bass up right! Reply Love the ORIGINAL so much better than the REMASTERED version!!!😍 Reply Instant panty dropper in the 80's…..thanks for everything D2! Reply ❤🙂🙂🙂🙂 Reply This is the best, even the only good, version of "Hold Back The Rain". Excellent bass play from John Taylor. I love the slapping bass on top of that tropical arrangement. "Last Chance On The Stairway" is also very good, and combines those elements brilliantly as well, albeit a little slower. Reply Anyone remember "TIGER BEAT" DD WAS ON THE COVER EVER WEEK! Reply Best chorus ever!! Reply Perhaps one of the best pop songs ever written and performed. Reply That funky feel has always been with DD right from the early days. Reply Hold Back The Rain is my favorite track. I don’t know why they didn’t make a music video. Reply Can someone please tell me what version this is? I suspect it is the CD version, but don't know where else I can find it. Had a look on iTunes and found nothing but butchered remasters, and listened to the cassette last night and found half the lyrics missing. This is my favourite version, has a certain kick to it that the other versions lack Reply I have the album. Reply I like the original version of this song on my 1982 tape. Reply While The Chauffeur is their masterpiece, and Hungry Like the Wolf is their most popular song, this is my favorite – irreverence and silliness masking deepness, and musically happy transcendence! Reply Opening movie scene: It's the 80s guy is driving to work listening to this song jamming out he pulls into the parking lot gets out takes of his jacket to reveal a nazi ss uniform puts on his cap and smiles "times to go to work" walks his happy ass into the Nazi American SS headquarters. 🙂 Reply After 30+ years, rediscovering Duran Duran. Reply This song is about cocaine. Too much cocaine. Reply Song written for John ? Reply uno dei loro album più belli in assoluto , RIO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Reply They had it all, didn't they? Just watched the Rio album dissected on "Classic Albums" on AXS-TV. Great stuff. Reply Patrick Nagel was a genius to paint and draw the Nagel Girl. An genuine 80s artwork indeed. Reply I like the last 10 seconds or so. The whole song is awesome. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.