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STEPHEN PEARCY COVERS' DURAN DURAN'S "GIRLS ON FILM" & IT IS HOT!!

The picture that started it all.....

Stephen Pearcy & Simon Le Bon at The Limelight NYC, 1985



STEPHEN PEARCY'S 2021 VERSION OF DURAN DURAN'S 1981 "GIRLS ON FILM"




Stephen Pearcy is at it again with his Ace in the Hole, Erik Ferentinos & Matt Thorne.

And he just raised the bar on the Infamous 80's Song & Video, "Girls on Film".


So the story goes,



"Girls on Film" is the third single by Duran Duran, released on 13 July 1981.

Originally written and demoed in 1979 by an early line-up of the band featuring singer Andy Wickett, Duran Duran re-wrote and re-recorded the song in 1981. The different original version, which co-writer Wickett said "was inspired by the dark side of the glitz and glamour", was released as part of an EP in 2018.


The original "Girls on Film" video (July 1981) was filmed just weeks before MTV was launched in the United States and before anyone knew what an impact the music channel would have on the industry. The band expected the "Girls on Film" video to be played exclusively at nightclubs that had video screens. The raunchy video created an uproar, and it was consequently banned by the BBC and heavily edited for its original run on MTV; the band unabashedly enjoyed and capitalised on the controversy.


Around 1981/82 Pearcy saw that original video playing in a nightclub and was intrigued right from the start.

Pearcy's early influences were of course the obvious, Van Halen, Led Zepplin, Aerosmith, but he was also very influenced by Adam Ant and Duran Duran. So when a chance meeting at The Limelight turned into a not so friendly encounter, Pearcy took to the mic 36 years later to once again give a nod to Simon Le Bon, this time Take it or Leave it Le Bon. This cover is pretty flippin' cool!


"Girls on Film" just got roughed up in a good way...with Erik Ferentinos adding his signature style to this iconic song making it dirtier with some punk rock jabs whaling over Matt Thones' sailing keyboards with a dance beat, layer in Pearcy's salacious vocals and this 80's Mega Hit just got a whole lot Cooler.


Erik Ferentinos, Lead Guitarist


Original "Girls on Film" Video Shots, Duran Duran1981









STEPHEN PEARCY'S 2021 VERSION OF DURAN DURAN'S 1981 "GIRLS ON FILM"







Credits:

Lead Vocals: Stephen Pearcy

Back Up Vocals: Stephen Pearcy, Erik Ferentinos, Matt Thorne

ALL Guitars: Erik Ferentinos

Bass Guitar: Matt Thorne

Drum Beats: Erik Ferentinos

Keyboards: Matt Thorne

Mixed & Engineered: Matt Thorne

Recorded at: MT Studios

Original Artist: Duran Duran

Music Video Production: MissTruthAdare



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