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The Wild Boys, by Duran Duran: a Song Review

General Information:

-Album Title: The Wild Boys (single)

-Artist: Duran Duran

-Release Year: 1984

-Song Length: 4:18

-Genre: New Wave, Rock

-How to Listen: Spotify (with subscription), Apple Music (with subscription), iTunes (for purchase), CD, or look for it at your local library

-Page of Reference in RP1: 38

Lyrics:

Wild boys, wild boys, wild boys
Wild boys

The wild boys are calling on their way back from the fire
In August moon’s surrender to a dust cloud on the rise
Wild boys fallen far from glory, reckless and so hungered
On the razor’s edge you trail because there’s murder
By the roadside in a sore afraid new world

They tried to break us, looks like they’ll try again

Wild boys never lose it
Wild boys never chose this way
Wild boys never close your eyes
Wild boys always shine

You got sirens for a welcome, there’s bloodstain for your pain
And your telephone been ringing while you’re dancing in the rain
Wild boys wonder where is glory, where is all you angels
Now the figureheads have fell
And lovers war with arrows over secrets they could tell

They tried to tame you, looks like they’ll try again

Wild boys never lose it
Wild boys never chose this way
Wild boys never close your eyes
Wild boys always shine

Wild boys, wild boys, wild boys
Wild boys, wild boys, wild boys

Wild boys never lose it
Wild boys never chose this way
Wild boys never close your eyes
Wild boys always
Wild boys never lose it
Wild boys never chose this way
Wild boys never close your eyes
Wild boys always
Wild boys never lose it
Wild boys never chose this way
Wild boys never close your eyes

Review:

I don’t know much Duran Duran.  This is probably the first song of theirs ive listened to on repeat.  Its an interesting song.

I can’t decide if I like it or not.

For the 1980s New Wave/Rock scene it seems to fit well.  Like so many other songs I’ve reviewed there are the simple repetitive lyrics and a pretty simple beat that makes it catchy to the ear.  But the lyrics are more in line with some of the other bands that tell stories.

I can see why someone who likes bands like Rush and The Police would like Duran Duran. 

Honestly it is really easy to make playlists of a lot of this music to listen to because there are a lot of consistencies in the way the songs sound and feel.  It makes for cohesive and smooth playlists (and sometimes confusing ones where I can’t tell who is singing if I can’t look at the titles…).

I get it…decent song. Fits well into the sound that was coming from the scene in the 1980s.

Rating:

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

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