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Duran Duran’s “Hungry Like the Wolf”: John Taylor’s Isolated Bass Line

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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”.