The Power Station, The Power Station (1985)
When Duran Duran took a break in the mid-80s it was a big deal. They were massive. So massive that they instantly splintered and made two separate, competing projects. Half the band became Arcadia, the other half took up with Robert Palmer and Tony Thompson (the drummer from Chic) along with Chic bassist Bernard Edwards in a producing capacity (and eventually playing live for a time) to create The Power Station, named after the studio where they made this self-titled debut. I loved this mad, loud album as a kid. And though it’s been several years since I revisited it I still do love it. The big hit single Some Like It Hot is the masterpiece I guess; certainly the song everyone knows. There was also a ropey but rather delicious (in its weird way) cover of T-Rex’s Get It On (Bang A Gong). Big loud drums on this album – which I loved as a kid. And still love now. Also I’m due a bit of Robert Palmer re-appreciation. He was a great singer. I’ve had this album buried in my collection for years. Nice to find it all over again. Maybe I’ll crack into some Arcadia next…maybe not.
Sample Track: Murderess
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