Christmas 1988: Duran Duran Get Weird with "All She Wants Is"

Members of the pop group Duran Duran, who took Milan by storm last night, as 1,000 screaming fans greeted them before they played. From left: Nick Rhodes, Simon Le Bon and John Taylor (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)
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In 1988, Duran Duran was still riding the wave of a major comeback. They'd defied the odds by losing two core members, Andy Taylor and Roger Taylor, and still making a hit album--Notorious (1986)--with Nile Rodgers of Chic serving as producer.

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The trio followed the Notorious album with Big Thing (1988), which blasted out of the gate with lead single, "I Don't Want Your Love," which soared to #4 on the Hot 100. Duran Duran followed it with the second Big Thing single, "All She Wants Is." Released on Christmas Eve, 1988, the moody and menacing song would creep it's way to #22 on the US chart.

The tune arrived with a surrealistic music video directed by Dean Chamberlain. With the group busy promoting Big Thing around the world, most of the clip was created with plaster casts of each member's face fitted onto mannequins. Watch it below.

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