Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Number 893 - Power Station


Number 893

Power Station

"Some Like It Hot"

(1985)
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Genre:Rock
What does "Le Freak" and "Hungry Like A Wolf" and "Simply irresistible" have in common?
Well, if you can believe this, way back in '85 two bored members of Duran Duran made a "Supergroup" as such. Here, i will let the "experts" explain............

"Power Station was a supergroup made up of singer Robert
Palmer, bassist John Taylor and guitarist Andy Taylor of Duran Duran, and former CHIC drummer Tony Thompson; two other CHIC members, Bernard Edwards and Nile Rodgers were also involved on the studio side. The band was formed in New York City late in 1984 during a break in Duran Duran's schedule that became a lengthy hiatus, and were named after the Power Station recording studio where their album was conceived and recorded"

"After Duran Duran's third album, Seven and the Ragged Tiger, the members of the band split into two projects. One of these was
Simon LeBon and Nick Rhodes' Arcadia project, which developed the melodic and atmospheric aspects of the Duran Duran "sound". The other was the Power Station, in which John and Andy Taylor worked with Palmer, Thompson, and Edwards to create a hard-rocking, rhythmic sound. Roger Taylor was mainly the drummer for Arcadia, but also contributed to the Power Station."

"Soon the project evolved into the idea of a revolving supergroup; a tentative name for the band was Big Brother. The original plan for the one-album project was for the three musicians (Taylor, Taylor and Thompson) to provide musical continuity to an album full of material, with a different singer performing on each track. Those who were approached included
Mick Jagger, Billy Idol, Mars Williams and Richard Butler (of The Psychedelic Furs), and Mick Ronson."

"The group then invited eclectic soul singer Robert Palmer to record vocals for the track "Communication". When he heard that they had recorded demos for "Bang A Gong", he asked to try out vocals on that one as well, and by the end of the day, the group knew that they had found that elusive chemistry which distinguishes successful bands. Before long, they had decided to record the entire album with Palmer"


For Duran Duran see Number 764
For more on Duran Duran see MM Vol 1 see
Number 133
For Chic see
Number 902
For Mick Jagger see
Number 767 & #689
For Robert Palmer see
Number 648

Rolling Stone Top 500 Songs ranked this song at Number (You cant be serious) and the Album ranked at Number (rolls eyes)
This song has a crowbarred rating of 58.2 out of 108
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