The Power Station
|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||80s rock pop supergroup pop rock new wave|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
This commercial rock band started out as a Tony Thompson (15 November 1954, New York, USA, d. 12 November 2003, Encino, California, USA; drums, ex-LaBelle; Chic) solo project, but came to be viewed as a spin-off from Duran Duran. Andy Taylor (b. 16 February 1961, Tynemouth, England; guitar) saw it as a cross between Chic and the Sex Pistols, and was joined by fellow Duran Duran member John Taylor (b. Nigel John Taylor, 20 June 1960, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England; bass) and vocalist Robert Palmer (b. Alan Palmer, 19 January 1949, Batley, Yorkshire, England, d. 26 September 2003, Paris, France). Thompsons Chic partner Bernard Edwards (b. 31 October 1952, Greenville, North Carolina, USA, d. 18 April 1996, Tokyo, Japan) handled production duties. Palmer had previously met the Duran Duran members at a MENCAP charity concert. They hit almost immediately with Some Like It Hot and a cover version of T. Rexs Get It On. Both tracks...