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Celebrating the 40th anniversary of 1981!

Exclusive rare, unseen photographs.


"A great zine on the band's early days." - Official Duran Duran Twitter


Published in February 2021


In Discord and Rhyme follows Duran Duran via previously unseen photos by Justin Thomas (Kings of the Dark Moon) from niche New Romantics to pop stars with a mass fanbase.


Justin said, “These previously unseen photos show Duran Duran backstage and onstage at the Rum Runner, around the UK on their tours that year, and at London parties. You'll also see my photos from the infamous show in Paris where EMI bussed in a coach-load of New Romantics (in full fashion glory) from Birmingham!”


Justin adds his own commentary and memories of 1981 alongside the photos to bring this amazing document of an astonishing year to life.


44 pages of high quality photos, including at the Rum Runner, backstage, Brighton '81, hammersmith, and Paris.


This issue's spec:

  • 44 pages 

  • 40 photos

  • B+W / colour

  • Printed on 130g gloss paper

  • EXCLUSIVE FORWARD by Betty Page (the journalist who broke Duran nationally in December 1980)


(Please note: all photos have watermarks removed in the publication)




"So fabulous"

"Incredible photos"

"Great quality"

"This is what Duran Duran should have made."

"It's so exciting to actually hold a fanzine and turn the pages.... Highly recommended!"

In Discord and Rhyme - Unseen Duran Duran 1981

SKU: CL4-1

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