Arcadia Artist Bio and Lyrics
Arcadia was an 80's pop group formed as a side band project in 1985 by Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes and Roger Taylor of Duran Duran.
Duran Duran's Roger Taylor appeared in only a few Arcadia band photos and did not appear in any of the music videos.
The name of the band Arcadia was reportedly inspired by the Nicolas Poussin painting "Et in Arcadia ego" also known as "The Arcadian Shepherds".
The band Arcadia recorded just one album, the platinum-selling So Red the Rose. It reached #23 on the US charts. The album featured the Top 40 singles "Election Day," "The Flame," "The Promise," and "Goodbye is Forever."
Musicians who contributed to the album include guitarists David Gilmour, pianist Herbie Hancock, Sting, Grace Jones and bass player Mark Egan of the Pat Metheny Group.
Arcadia followed the Duran Duran tradition of a slick image, tasteful fashions and hair-dos. Rhodes, Le Bon, and Roger Taylor donned a gothic look of black tuxedos, vintage formal wear, and bow ties.
Random 80's Artist
Brothers Johnson -The Brother Johnson released few singles in the 1980s before they spilt up in 1982. One of the singles, “Stomp!” Followed some popular singles in the late seventies such as, “I’ll Be Good To You,” “Strawberry Letter 23,” and “Ain’t We Funkin Now?” The single, “Stomp!” rose to number 7 in the US Hot 100 and number one dance and club play in 1980....
This band is great! This website has good lyrics too! Trust me I've checked! I LLLOOOOVVEE this band! Now I have the lyrics and info about this band too!
#1 - Shikha - 05/18/2007 - 14:08
Awesome sound and pretty cool videos...way to go for them back in the day!
#2 - Sheri - 09/26/2007 - 21:33
to this day i love them,just wish simon and co did more material,in '85 they were so ahead of their time,isn't the flame the funniest video ever,catch it in you tube!
#3 - rob mckay - 11/12/2008 - 12:25
I have yet to hear any of their songs, but I am a huge Simon LeBon/Nick Rhodes fan, so I am sure they put together some great music.
#4 - cjason st.clair - 09/09/2009 - 12:14
The name of a song?
There's an arcadia song that i've been trying to find out the name of for some years now. I think it probably came out in the 90's ( early ) and it goes something like this.... " I heard the news they told me on a sunday, open my eyes the skies are turning grey, i count the years they go so slowly by me, will i ever see you again? ohh, so lonely...... If somebody could please help me, i will be forever grateful.
#5 - Robyn - 07/30/2010 - 19:51
so red the rose cd album
i have a copy before. my friend borrowed it and until now he did not return it. he's dead now!good album so red the rose. salamat!
#6 - julio magtanggol san mateo rizal - 02/20/2011 - 09:24
GREAT ALBUM!!LADY ICE BEING MY FAVOURITE!
Simon and Nick were always the creative side of Duran.(so it shows on this album)
#7 - andre nunes - 05/12/2011 - 03:00
Great song and video!
I remember this song from my youth, I was 17. It is as awesome now as it was back in the day.
#8 - Patrick - 06/16/2011 - 19:57
SIMON LE BON FOREVER
Great band. Simon is the best. High pitch, excellent voice and acting ofcourse. Very Handsome guy. I'm a die-hard fan of Duran Duran. I would even fight and die for them. ELECTION DAY, GOODBYE IS FOREVER, The best!
#9 - Bern - 07/09/2011 - 13:26
Arcadia & Duran duran live long and strong
No matter if they Arcadia, Duran duran or the Powerstation, Simon and the rest of the group music is so amazing they are excellent in any group they are!
#10 - anthony - 02/12/2013 - 23:45
80's Band Bio biography and videos.