I just saw the Maxi version of Duran Durans Girls on Film on VH1 (surprisingly erotic with lots of nudity) and it got me wondering.
Whatever happened to the 12" Maxi?
I mean, I know what happened to the actual format. It’s dead with the rest of vinyl (apart from DJ pressings) and I know the cd-single has taken the role of both 7" and 12" because there’s no physical reason for two formats. But to my knowledge the cd-single is dying as well, with no sales.
Does that mean the death of the remixes and extended versions too? Or am I just listening to the wrong music now - a lot of music really doesn’t lend itself to either.
But looking at my record collection I just own a huge fucking bunch og 12" and extended play cd-singles.
Another interesting part of watching that video (apart from the gratious nudity) was that a video even existed. That means that song had two videos and I don’t recall that happening often - was those extended versions mostly an 80’s phenomena? (I think I have at least 12 different extended versions of the major Frankie Goes to Hollywood singles and I know they really pushed the format).