Album: Arena

John Taylor: “‘Wild Boys’ was the first time we wrote a song with a visual project in mind. Our director, Russell Mulcahy, he made all of the videos—‘Planet Earth’ and ‘The Reflex,’ and ‘Hungry Like The Wolf.’ He was going to make a film off of William Burroughs’ book, The Wild Boys. So we said, ‘Great. We want to write the theme song.’ So Russell went to do production on the film and we went to the studio with Nile Rodgers and we wrote the song. And then the deal fell through for the film. We decided to take all of the work, all of the design, and the planning. Costumes and the set and just put it into a seriously over-the-top video.”