Arctic Monkeys have made twice referred to Duran Duran in their lyrics. The first is in 'I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor' ("Your name isn't Rio, but I don't care for sand") - a reference to the song/video 'Rio'"). The second appears in the song 'Teddy Picker' ("Save it for the morning after" - a steal from the song 'Save A Prayer').
Alex Turner was not the original singer in Arctic Monkeys. Initially the role of frontman was taken by Glyn Jones, a fellow Stackbridge High student. At that point Turner was not confident enough to be a singer. "Alex was really humble and didn't realise how great his own voice was," explains Jones. "He was happy just playing his guitar."
In September 2005, four months before 'I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor' went to Number One, Alex Turner described the song as "a bit shit. The words are rubbish. It could be a big song, like. But I'd hate to be just known for that song because it's crap".
Arctic Monkeys' frontman Alex Turner counts Salford poet John Cooper Clarke as one of his main inspirations. "He's this dead skinny guy with big mad hair, red tinted glasses and drainpipe jeans, a proper character. Everyone tells us we've got a shit band name but he was like, 'That's great, there's no trees in the arctic. How would it survive?'' He painted this picture instantly, a real creative mind."
Non, la jolie blonde n'est pas une pauvre gosse blasée qui pieute avec le premier venu pour s'occuper. Plus tard peut-être, mais pas encore. La maigrichonne n'est pas en pleine confusion des sentiments. Elle sait ce qu'elle veut et comment l'obtenir. La boulotte qui semble encore ancrée dans l'enfance est finalement la plus mature des trois.