Acoustic Jane Fonda

Emergency Duran Duran post! Enjoy your weekend!

Duran Duran
Electric Barbarella (The Electric Sex Remix)
Electric Barbarella (The Electric Sex Instrumental Remix)
Electric Barbarella (The Americancruiser Remix)
Electric Barbarella (The Yo Shorty Americancruiser Remix)

A colleague of mine loves Duran Duran but isn’t a fan of this song. Well, his opinion is wrong. This song kicks ass. I’ve never heard any other tracks off of Medazzaland, the album from which Electric Barbarella is from, so I am unable to defend that album’s tarnished image like I have to defend Thank You, a mediocre album that has been unfairly bashed as one of the worst ever. That’s bullshit. Duran Duran’s cover of “White Lines” alone makes that record a two-star album. I’d hate critics so much if I wasn’t one. Anyways, I don’t have much to say about this one, I just really wanted to share it the second I got it. I can’t be the only person that likes this song though, right?

5 Responses to “Acoustic Jane Fonda”

  1. Frank says:

    Do yourself a favor and give Medazzaland a listen. It's definitely one of the most creative and under-appreciated Duran albums ever and possibly their best. Far from the pop flavor of 'Barbarella'; it's unlike anything else they've ever done.

  2. Tom in Portsmouth, NH says:

    Yes! It IS a great song. Thanks for these versions, which I didn't have. The U.S. CD single has 2 other tracks that are even better IMO: Out Of My Mind (Perfecto Mix), and Sinner And Saint. Check them out here:

  3. jasonk says:

    yeah I have the cd single and a different vinyl 12". Mine has "Barbarella Bonus Beats". Awesome song, we used to play the video at the club all the time.

  4. Kristi says:

    Medazzaland is well worth it just for the title track alone. Warren & Nick were the creative forces behind the band by then, & Nicks vocal on Medazzaland is really cool. The disc was never even released in the UK, which is weird, but there was no label support. They were definitely pushing the boundaries of their sound. Check it out.

  5. ramon says:

    Seriously, Medazzaland is genius. Well, half of it, at least. The title track, Big Bang Generation, So Long Suicide, Who Do You Think You Are, and Midnight Sun are some of their very best.

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