At the height of Duran Duran's popularity (mid-1980s), if you would've told me that Jon Taylor is kind of a bad ass on bass, I would've dismissed you so quickly that it would've seemed like a reflex-flex-flex-flex-flex-flex. But you know what? He is pretty damn good based on the little bit that I know by him. Check out "Hungry Like The Wolf" and "Girls On Film" if you don't believe me. I think "Rio" is probably my favorite bass line by ol' J.T. For you haters and skeptics out there, may I present to you the isolated bass track?
I should add that Duran Duran seemed to figure out the whole video thing long before most bands. I think the song/bass line go beautifully with the video.