Ahh the 80's. The new fab five Duran Duran was every where. I was in junior high and most of the girls carried Tiger Beat with their pictures all in the mag. As a teen boy I hated them. Honestly they were a good band, but more on that later. 86 rolls around and Duran Duran takes time off and form two very different bands, I guess the early Team Jacob and Team Coco. I went with the Power Station. Who knew the Taylors could rock? I also learned of Robert Palmer. What a great voice! Shame he left us too early.
The Power Station album is great funky rock. Some Like it Hot, Bang a Gong, hell John has a bass solo, and it was good. The nice thing is beyond the hits it was a solid album. Communication, and Go to Zero are great songs.
The album made me look at Duran Duran again, beyond Tiger Beat and see there was a good band there.
Unfortunately this was the only album from this band. Robert Palmer took the success and ran with it. I enjoyed his solo work, but always wondered what if? This was a great superband that only had the one album, but what a great album.
Sure there were plenty of other great superbands, but most of them stayed beyond there welcome, this one left the party way too early.