Duran Duran Rio: Classic Albums

Though they certainly were not the first blokes from Birmingham to make music history, new wave idols Duran Duran took the world by storm, and their second album, Rio, defined the early MTV generation upon its release in 1982. All the original band members dissect their most popular record, shedding light on the glass-breaking sound and moody electronica of "The Chauffeur," John Taylor's funky, Chic-inspired bass technique and Simon LeBon's choirboy voice training. Discussion of their iconic videos — the yachts and Miami Vice sport coats of "Rio," and the Indiana Jones themes of "Hungry Like the Wolf" and "Save a Prayer," both shot in Sri Lanka — are fascinating but it's keyboardist Nick Rhodes who steals the show with his calm, svelte, aging-rock-star-cum-aesthete presence. (Eagle Vision/Isis)