LuxRd. at The Paper Caves
LuxRd. (Butzi, Driver, and special guest LaGrange) have collaborated with internationally-recognized artist Samuelle Green, using her brilliant PAPER CAVES installation as the setting and inspiration for their reimagination of Duran Duran’s THE CHAUFFEUR.
Why? When LuxRd. saw The Paper Caves, they were momentarily reminded of the opening scenes of Roger Vadim’s topnotch sci-fi fantasy film BARBARELLA – a film from which world-dominating pop icons Duran Duran borrowed their name (Durand Durand, a futuristic angel).
And "The Chauffeur" is one of the best songs ever written. So why on earth did they not think to cover it before? Because they needed the divine inspiration of Green’s Paper Caves to reveal their truth.
Here it is, following an editing and post-production process to rival that of any major Hollywood release.
As a musician, Driver has worked with luminaries like Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed, Elvis Costello, Debbie Harry, Heidi Rodewald, Stew, Richard Butler, and Roy Nathanson & The Jazz Passengers, and was in the original Broadway cast of the musical RENT and the cult Off-Broadway rock opera PEOPLE ARE WRONG!. He’s been featured on The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, and The Late Show with David Letterman, and has been the voice of commercial brands including Dunkin’Donuts, Bridgestone Tires, and USA Network.
As a producer, he’s created shortform music / video content for clients like Discovery Communications, SundanceTV, Estée Lauder, and Johnson & Johnson. His SundanceTV interstitial piece ‘Smiling Fish’ was nominated for a 2008 Webby™ Award, and his ‘Week/Day’series for them won the Gold Medal at the 2013 ProMax BDA™ Awards.