Duran Duran Says Their Third Album Was The Most Difficult To Make

On Nov. 21, 1983, Duran Duran released their third studio album, Seven and the Ragged Tiger.

By this time, the quintet were global superstars, thanks to the runaway success of 1982's Rio. In fact, as guitarist Andy Taylor told Rolling Stone in a cover story, "It’s been said that we could probably go up onstage and fart and it wouldn’t make any difference."

Unsurprisingly, frontman Simon Le Bon told Rolling Stone that Seven and the Ragged Tiger's lyrics and themes referenced this fame. The album is "an adventure story about a little commando team. The Seven is for us—the five band members and the two managers—and the Ragged Tiger is success. Seven people running after success. It’s ambition. That’s what it’s about."


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