October 7 [14:00 EDT] -- In case you thought that Duran Duran's songs were good in theory, but not in practice, an armload of artists have taken a stab at these 80s gems.
Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Deftones, and the incomparable Wesley Willis show their Duranie sides on a collection simply titled "The Duran Duran Tribute" which arrived in stores on Tuesday.
On the album, Goldfinger sends "Rio" careening into a tribute to metal shriek-master Ronnie James Dio, and Wesley Willis brings his unique vocal style to "Girls On Film" [500k Audio File] on two of the album's more creative cuts.
Here's who else you'll find on the collection:
- Goldfinger - "Rio"
- Buck-O-Nine - "Hold Back The Rain"
- Home Grown - "Planet Earth"
- Deftones - "The Chauffeur"
- Wise Crack - "Come Undone"
- Reel Big Fish - "Hungry Like The Wolf"
- Less Than Jake - "The Reflex"
- Riverfenix - "Ordinary World"
- GOB -
"A View To A Kill"
- Björn Again - "Girls On Film"
- The Wrens - "The Seventh Stranger"
- Eve's Plum - "Save a Prayer"
- Jimmy Eat World - "New Religion"
- Mr. T Experience - "Is There Something I Should Know"
- Wesley Willis Fiasco - "Girls On Film"
If you'd rather catch the original version, Duran Duran itself will release a new album called "Medazzaland" next week, and this coming Sunday the band will join some of the acts on that tribute album for a live concert in the parking lot of Tower Records on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles.