|1. Some Like It Hot - The Power Station|
|2. Murderess - The Power Station|
|3. Lonely Tonight - The Power Station|
|4. Communication - The Power Station|
|5. Get It On (Bang A Gong) - The Power Station|
|6. Go To Zero - The Power Station|
|7. Harvest For The World - The Power Station|
|8. Still In Your Heart - The Power Station|
|9. Someday, Somehow, Someone's Gotta Pay|
|10. The Heat Is On|
See all 15 tracks on this disc
|1. Introduction (DVD)|
|2. Some Like It Hot - video shoot (DVD)|
|3. Some Like It Hot - video (DVD)|
|4. On each other and recording # 1 (DVD)|
|5. Get It On - video (DVD)|
|6. On each other and recording # 2 (DVD)|
|7. Communication - video (DVD)|
|8. Summary/End credits (DVD)|
|9. Bonus clip: 'Some Like It Hot' from 'Saturday Night Live', February 6, 1985 (DVD)|
Some Like It Hot - Without question this band's biggest hit. Honestly, is there anyone on earth that HASN'T heard this song? It was so popular, it even showed up in National Lampoon's European Vacation. A great song, no doubt worthy of its reputation.
Murderess - Although this track never achieved success anywhere near that of Some Like It Hot, it is a similar rocker that is no less in the quality department. Don't skip this track - you'll only hurt yourself if you do!
Lonely Tonight - One of the album's love songs. This is new wave rock as it was meant to be heard. The band is in its prime here - listen, and you'll see what I mean.
Communication - Another love song, this tends to lean more toward the stylings of new wave than rock. Though love songs have been beaten to death in the music world, this one's unique, and certainly worth listening to.
Get It On (Bang a Gong) - The band's second biggest hit is this, a cover of a classic rocker by T. Rex/Mark Bolan. No, this isn't better than the original - but it's still an excellent cover.
Go to Zero - Here the band performs the perfect fusion of new wave and rock. Would someone mind telling me the reason this song never topped the charts? It's a masterpiece!
Harvest for the World - WITHOUT QUESTION MY FAVORITE SONG ON THE ALBUM. The guitar playing here is top notch here (you've got to hear it to appreciate it), and Palmer's vocals really shine. If you pass this track by, you're just hurting yourself!
Still in Your Heart - The album closes with this, a slower track in which every member of the band plays well. If the title didn't give it away, this is another love song - and an excellent one, too.
This is a good album, but don't buy it expecting to hear something similar to Duran Duran or Robert Palmer's solo material. The sound is radically different - though I consider it to be no less excellent.
I was crushed to hear Palmer had died not long ago (this review was written on 9/30/03.) 2003 has been an all-around terrible year, with celebrities dying left and right. It's such a shame Palmer had to be one of them.
You may be wondering - "If all the praise, then why did you only give the album three stars?" The answer is simple. The songs are too similar to one another. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, though (just look at Chuck Berry and Stevie Ray Vaughan.) If you're a fan of new wave rock, you can't go wrong with the Power Station.
Palmer was one of the great white soul singers of his time. Hooking up with the solid rhythm section and killer original lead guitarist from Duran Duran was a brilliant move. For anyone who knows anything about Duran Duran, the three Taylors (Andy, John and Roger) all left Duran Duran at least once to investigate other kinds of music. As for Tony Thompson he was seriously in the running to be Led Zeppelin's replacement drummer after John Bonham died. Due to a car crash during rehearsals that version of Zeppelin never happened until the reunion at Live Aid. Thompson was probably the best thing on stage. On this album he kicks ass. This album is NOTHING like a Duran Duran album. Give it a listen it's great party music.