The Power Station was
a short-lived super group that consisted of Robert
Palmer, Tony Thompson, and Duran Duran member John and
Andy Taylor. The idea was hatched after Palmer was
invited to participate in a charity concert with Duran
Duran in 1983, and later to participate on a
purposefully short-lived project for a band called Big
Brother. It was during a Duran Duran hiatus that
the plans came to fruition, and the bands Arcadia and
The Power Station were Duran Duran spin-offs.
The Power Station, with Palmer on vocals,
performed the hit tunes "Some Like It Hot" and "Get It
On (Bang A Gong)" on Saturday Night Live in 1985.
Shortly after, they released their
self-title album in 1985.
"Communication" was another top 40 hit from this album.
The entire project was short-lived. Palmer decided
to work on a solo album, and his album, Riptide,
was released in 1985 (with the help of the boys from
Other than some movie soundtrack contributions, that was
it for the band until the mid 1990's, when all original
members, including Palmer, reunited for a new album.
In 2003, Palmer and Thompson passed away in 2003.
The Power Station Discography is as follows:1985: Power Station
1996: Living in Fear
2003: Best Of
2005: The Power Station: 20th Anniversary Edition