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Power Station

Power Station Audio CD
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1. Some Like It Hot
2. Murderess
3. Lonely Tonight
4. Communication
5. Get It On (Bang A Gong)
6. Go To Zero
7. Harvest For The World
8. Still In Your Heart

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great listening. Jan. 7 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Bought this for my husband for his birthday. He had a copy of it a long time ago on cassette and he basically wore it out. He was really surprised and happy to get it as he has been looking for it for awhile.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A good album Sept. 30 2003
Format:Audio CD
In 1985, the members of Duran Duran went on to side projects. Nick Rhodes, Simon LeBon, and Roger Taylor went on to form Arcadia. They only released a single album, So Red The Rose. But what about Andy Taylor and John Taylor? They pulled a similar move. Joining forces with Robert Palmer and Tony Thompson, they formed their own little band - The Power Station. Like Arcadia, they only released a single album (though they DID reunite in the nineties and record a second.) While Arcadia stayed pretty close to the Duran Duran stylings, Power Station tried to create an even mix of new wave and rock (like the Fixx and the Cars.) Read on for my review of the Power Station's 1985 self-titled debut.
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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great spin-off June 18 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
(...)This really is a great album. I wouldn't pay much attention to the dimwit who obviously wrote a string of bad reviews below. For one thing he says it's "Simon LeBon and his crew". Well since LeBon had nothing to do with this I think you can clearly take the rest of his blatant advertising for what it is.
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.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Duran Fan Must-Have June 14 2004
Format:Audio CD
Buy this cd for Bang A Gong and Some Like It Hot...They are as good as it gets - except for the extended versions of each, which were only available on 12" vinyl. If you find one of these,
it's worth whatever it costs...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Power Station Funk/Rock at its finest April 19 2004
Format:Audio CD
This is a great album that still holds up today. It's hard to believe that 3 of the people involved with this recording are now dead. Drummer Tony Thompson, Singer Robert Palmer and Producer & Bassist Bernard Edwards. From start to finish there isn't a bad tune on this album. I gave it a 4 only because the CD doesn't sound as good as the vinyl does. Bernard supplied the funky bass parts in the middle section of Get It On (Bang A Gong), it's too bad he never received any credit. I would recomend this CD, but stay away from The Living In Fear CD, that one is all over the map with only a couple of good tunes.
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5.0 out of 5 stars this album is great Feb. 23 2004
Format:Audio CD
power station is a great album. this album is incredible. this album is one of the greatest albums ever made. all of the songs are incredible. this album spawned several singles including some like it hot, bang a gong, communication, and murderess. this album is lots of fun. i highly recomend this great album. this album is perfection. this album should be in everyones collection. this album is pure greatness.
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By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I agree w/ all of the positive reviews-The Power Station is sexy, and soulful, and very clean, yet tough sounding. How can anyone resist classics like "Some Like It Hot" and "Get It On (Bang a Gong)" Both are super catchy and are GREAT driving songs!
Other GREAT songs on the album are "Communication" which is definitely one of my favorites, and "Lonely Tonight" . "Harvest for the World" is also a great song.
Both Arcadia (Simon/Nick &Roger until he split) and Power Station (John and Andy) were great "splinter" groups from Duran Duran. I also must agree w/the reviews that say that Tony Thompson brought an underrated ability on drums,and he will be missed, along with the sexy and great voiced Robert Palmer.
Power Station album is definitely a must have IMO!!!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Avoid this fluff Feb. 13 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Most supergroups succeed. For example Audioslave, in which Chris Cornell and the rest of Rage Against the Machine made a classic album of good hard rock. The Power Station, on the other hand, is a different story. The late Robert Palmer plus John and Andy Taylor of Turdran Turdran made history by making one of the most disastrous albums of all time. Throw in late Chic drummer Tony Thompson and you've got a record that will make you sick(no wonder Robert Palmer left after two videos, hmmmmmm). Duran Duran is garbage anyhow but they take it to a whole new level with crap like Some Like it Hot. Well, this whole album is ICE COLD, and shows why Duran Duran was the most idiotic group around. I can listen to real supergroups like The Firm(Paul Rodgers and Jimmy Page's 80s band) and Bad Company a thousand times and not get bored. Avoid Powerstation and buy the first six Bad Company albums!
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