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The title for the song was derived from the Dylan Thomas book Adventures in the Skin Trade which John Taylor had on him during recording of the album. It was shortened to "Skin Trade" and LeBon eventually wrote the melody and lyrics for the track while spending an evening in Taylor's Upper West Side Manhattan apartment.
The lyrics reflect on how everyone is selling themselves, and "there's a little hooker in each of us". The single was quite a departure for the band. Not only was Simon LeBon singing in a Prince -style falsettobut a horn section played a prominent role in the Möwe, Du Fliegst In Die Heimat (Mit Favre-Chor) - Magda Hain - Eine Stimme Kehrt Zurück, as played by The Borneo Skin Trade (Parisian Mix) - Duran Duran - Master Mixes . The band Skin Trade (Parisian Mix) - Duran Duran - Master Mixes with the single and many aspects of their future business took inspiration from "Skin Trade".
They called their publishing company Skin Trade Music Ltd. Andy Taylor was no longer an official member of Duran Duran by that time, but he was credited as a session guitarist on this song, although apparently he did not participate in the recordings. Nile Rodgers played some lines of the rhythm guitar. In a retrospective review of the single, AllMusic journalist Donald A. Guarisco praised the song. He wrote: "The music lends contrast to the angry tone of the lyrics by creating a sultry, mellow melody that juxtaposes verses with a soft, hypnotic ebb and flow with an ever-ascending chorus that revs up the song's inherent drama.
Film of band members performing was treated with a rotoscope -like effect, adding vivid colors to details like a person's eyes or jewelry. Her image was rotoscoped for some scenes as well, and her dancing figure was superimposed on several different vividly colored abstract backgrounds. Session drummer Steve Ferrone Meilės Per Daug Nebūna - Various - Olialia Gold Hits 2 ! guitarist Warren Cuccurullowho would later become a full member of the band, appeared in the video, although their faces are not often seen.
Cuccurullo also contributed the power chords and harmony parts on the bridges of the album track, with session guitarist Nile Rodgers playing the others. The b-side to "Skin Trade" was the only original b-side released during the Notorious era. Entitled "We Need You", it was written and recorded in while the band awaited the return of Andy Taylor for a recording session.
Two further mixes of "Skin Trade" S. Not only did it fail to repeat the huge success of "Notorious" but it failed to get the top 20 on either side of the Atlantic, and that was a first for the band since their very earliest releases. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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