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Union of the Snake, by Duran Duran: a Song Review

General Information:

-Album Title: Seven and the Ragged Tiger

-Artist: Duran Duran

-Release Year: 1983

-Song Length: 4:20

-Genre: New Wave, Synthpop

-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: 183

Lyrics:

Telegram force and ready
I knew this was a big mistake
There’s a fine line drawing
My senses together
And I think it’s about to break
If I listen close I can hear them singers, oh

Voices in your body coming through on the radio
The union of the snake is on the climb
Moving up it’s gonna race it’s gonna break
Through the borderline

Nightshades on a warning
Give me strength at least give me a light
Give me anything even sympathy
There’s a chance you could be right
If I listen close I can hear them singers, oh

Voices in your body coming through on the radio
The union of the snake is on the climb
Moving up it’s gonna race it’s gonna break
Through the borderline

The union of the snake is on the climb
Moving up it’s gonna race it’s gonna break
Through the borderline

If I listen close I can hear them singers, oh
Voices in your body coming through on the radio
The union of the snake is on the climb
Moving up it’s gonna race it’s gonna break
Through the borderline

The union of the snake is on the climb
It’s gonna race, it’s gonna break, it’s gonna move up
Through the borderline

The union of the snake is on the climb
Moving up it’s gonna race it’s gonna break
Through the borderline

The union of the snake is on the climb
It’s gonna race, it’s gonna break, it’s gonna move up
To the borderline

Review:

This is a Duran Duran song I’m at least familiar with.  I think listening to just two or three songs from a band is really hard to review because you don’t get the chance to feel out what their overall sound is and if they have evolved in their music.

This song is good.  The music makes me want to get up and move…I could vibe to it when I was listening to it for review.  The lyrics are clear and aren’t super repetitive which is a nice change from a lot of what I’ve been listening to lately.

This seems to be a progression of the sound from Duran Duran (though they still do fit firmly in that New Wave of the 1980s sound).  It’s a little fuller…a little more mature.  It feels like the just found “it”.

Not super spectacular.  I’m sure they have other songs I would like more but this one is fine.  It isn’t something I would skip on the radio…but I don’t think it will end up on any of my personal playlists anytime soon.

Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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