During the ’80s, my music snobbery was going full tilt. As a result, I overlooked just about everything Duran Duran recorded.
So I never really knew much about bassist John Taylor.
When we shared the isolated bass line for Duran Duran’s “Rio” last year, plenty of people shared similar stories – and were surprised by his lines.
Others said they always thought of Taylor as a highly underrated bassist. I think they were right.
Here’s Taylor’s isolated bass line for the Duran Duran mega hit, “Hungry Like the Wolf”.