THE POWER STATION
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After Duran Duran's third album Seven and the Ragged Tiger, the members of the band split into two projects. One of these was the band Arcadia, which maintained the melodic and atmospheric aspects of Duran Duran's previous recordings. The other was the Power Station, in which John and Andy Taylor worked with Palmer, Thompson, and Edwards to create a rhythmic harder rock sound. The participation of their idols from Chic lent the project a horn-inflected funk vibe that meshed surprisingly well with the crunching guitars and booming drums. Soon the project evolved into the idea of a revolving supergourp; 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. The group then invited Robert Palmer to record vocals for the track "Communication". When he heard that they had recorded demos for "Get It On", he asked to try out vocals on that song as well. Before long, they had decided to record the entire album with Palmer. The group's unexpected success led to two incompatible results: the band decided to do a summer tour in America, and Robert Palmer decided to record a solo album to take advantage of his sudden name recognition. This led to Palmer's departure from the band. The Power Station went on to tour with singer/actor Michael Des Barres. Des Barres also performed with them at the Live Aid charity concert in  that summer. Des Barres' friendship with actor Don Johnson led to the band's guest appearance on an episode of the TV drama Miami Vice. Similarly, his friendship with producer Joel Silver led to Power Station writing a song called "We Fight for Love" for the action film Commando (1985). The track was originally titled "Someday, Somehow, Someone's Gotta Pay." The band folded late in 1985, as its members turned to other projects: John Taylor returned to Duran Duran, while Andy Taylor chose to leave Duran Duran in favour of a solo career. Tony Thompson was to take the place of John Bonham in a re-formed Led Zeppelin, but he was nearly killed in a 1986 car accident before that reunion could get off the ground. The reformed Led Zeppelin only played one gig at the Live Aid concert in 1985. Palmer continued his revitalized solo career, while Des Barres released his second solo album in 1986.
"Some Like It Hot" It was the first single released from the album. Released by Parlophone Records in February 1985, the song features heavy drum beats from Tony Thompson and vocals from Robert Palmer. It was the band's biggest hit, peaking at number six on the singles chart. The video featured the transsexual model Caroline Cossey (aka Tula).
SOME LIKE IT HOT
CAT NR P-B-5444
A: Some Like It Hot
AA: Some Like It Hot
SOME LIKE IT HOT
CAT NR R6091 
A: Some Like It Hot
B: The Heat Is On
SOME LIKE IT HOT
CAT NR 1C 006-200519 7
A: Some Like It Hot
B: The Heat Is On
SOME LIKE IT HOT
CAT NR 1A 006-2005197
A: Some Like It Hot
B: The Heat Is On
SOME LIKE IT HOT / THE HEAT IS ON
CAT NR 12 R6091 
A: Some Like It Hot And The Heat Is On
B: Some Like It Hot (7" Mix), The Heat Is On
White Label
SOME LIKE IT HOT / THE HEAT IS ON
CAT NR 12 R6091 
A: Some Like It Hot And The Heat Is On
B: Some Like It Hot (7" Mix), The Heat Is On
SOME LIKE IT HOT / THE HEAT IS ON
CAT NR 1C K 060 200520 6 
A: Some Like It Hot And The Heat Is On
B: Some Like It Hot (7" Mix), The Heat Is On
SOME LIKE IT HOT
CAT NR 12RP6091
A: Some Like It Hot And The Heat Is On
B: Some Like It Hot (7 " mix), The Heat Is On
Picture Disc
SOME LIKE IT HOT AND THE HEAT IS ON
CAT NR TC-ED-103
A: Some Like It Hot And The Heat Is On
B: Some Like It Hot, The Heat Is On
The Power Station is the debut album by The Power Station. It was released in 1985 on EMI. The album peaked at no. 6 on U.S. and no. 12 in the UK. The album is sometimes referred to as Power Station 33 1/3 as the sleeve for the original vinyl record release bore that subtitle, indicating the speed of a record turntable. Later compact disc issues used CD as a subtitle instead. The album's cover graphics and color scheme, which were also used in the videos, were based on sketches by John Taylor.
THE POWER STATION  33 1/3
CAT NR EJ 240297 
A: Some Like It Hot, Murderess, Lonely Tonight, Communication
B: Get It On, Go To Zero, Harvest For The World, Still In Your Heart
THE POWER STATION
CAT NR CDP 7 46127 2
Some Like It Hot, Murderess, Lonely Tonight, Communication, Get It On, Go To Zero, Harvest For The World, Still In Your Heart
THE POWER STATION
CAT NR CDP 4KJ-12380
A: Some Like It Hot, Murderess, Lonely Tonight, Communication
B: Get It On, Go To Zero, Harvest For The World, Still In Your Heart
THE POWER STATION
CAT NR TC POST 1
A: Some Like It Hot, Murderess, Lonely Tonight, Communication
B: Get It On, Go To Zero, Harvest For The World, Still In Your Heart
THE POWER STATION
CAT NR 45-85
A: Some Like It Hot, Murderess, Lonely Tonight, Communication
B: Get It On, Go To Zero, Harvest For The World, Still In Your Heart
Unofficial release. Comes in rare plastic case with wraparound sleeve
THE POWER STATION
CAT NR SI 794042
Some Like It Hot, Murderess, Lonely Tonight, Communication, Get It On, Go To Zero, Harvest For The World, Still In Your Heart
New sleeve. 2002 reissue.
Best Of: Ten Best Series was the first compilation album by The Power Station and was released in 2003.
THE BEST OF
CAT NR 72435-38492-2-1 
Some Like It Hot, Murderess, Lonely Tonight, Harvest For The World, Get It On (Bang A Gong), Communication (Special Club Mix), Taxman, The Heat Is On (Dub), Go To Zero, Dancing In The Street (Live)
 
An anniversary edition was released 21 February 2005, featuring 7 bonus tracks, as well as a 35 minute DVD, include We Fight For Love with Michael Des Barres on vocals, written by Michael & Andy Taylor. Appeared in the ending credits of the Arnold Schwarzenegger film "Commando". The only Power Station studio recording with Michael on vocals. Here with a different title "Someday, Somehow, Someone's Gotta Pay"
THE POWER STATION
CAT NR 7243 8 66315 0 3 
CD: Some Like It Hot, Murderess, Lonely Tonight, Communication, Get It on (Bang a Gong), Go to Zero, Harvest For the World, Still in Your Heart. Bonus tracks: Someday, Somehow, Someone's Gotta Pay, The Heat Is On, Communication - (long remix), Get It On - (7" mix), Some Like It Hot and the Heat Is On, Communication - (7" mix), Some Like It Hot - (7" edit)
DVD: Introduction, Some Like It Hot Video Shoot, Some Like It Hot Video, On Each Other And Recording 1, Get It On Video, On Each Other And Recording 2, Communication Video, Summary / End Credits, Some Like It Hot (Live On Saturday Night Live)
THE POWER STATION
NO CAT NUMBER
Introduction, Some Like It Hot Video Shoot, Some Like It Hot Video, On Each Other And Recording 1, Get It On Video, On Each Other And Recording 2, Communication Video, Summary / End Credits, Some Like It Hot (Live On Saturday Night Live)
"Get It On" was covered by the band in May 1985. Their version – titled "Get It On (Bang a Gong)" – was released as their second single from their album. The track was a hit in both the UK, reaching number 22 on the UK, and the U.S., where the song peaked at number nine (one place higher than the original). When Robert Palmer heard that the other Power Station members had recorded demos for "Bang a Gong", he asked to try out vocals for it. Before long, the band had decided to record the entire album with Palmer. The dancer in the video is Sara Carlson. The song was performed live on the Miami Vice episode "Whatever Works", with Michael Des Barres on vocals, where all of the then-touring group had cameos.
GET IT ON (BANG A GONG)
CAT NR P-B-5479
A: Get It On (Bang A Gong)
AA: Get It On (Bang A Gong)
GET IT ON (BANG A GONG)
CAT NR R6096
A: Get It On
B: Go To Zero
Dark Blue Sleeve
GET IT ON
CAT NR 1A 006 20 0632 7
A: Get It On
B: Go To Zero
Light Blue Sleeve
GET IT ON
CAT NR 060 20 0631 6
A: Get It On
B: Get It On (45 Mix), Go To Zero
GET IT ON
CAT NR 12R6096
A: Get It On
B: Get It On (45 Mix), Go To Zero
 
GET IT ON
CAT NR 12R6096
A: Get It On
B: Get It On (45 Mix), Go To Zero
Includes exclusive print and exclusive pvc bag with print
"Communication" was released as the third single from the debut album in August 1985. It featured "Communication" (Special Club Mix), "Communication" (Remix) and "Murderess" as the B-side. The remixes were done by Bernard Edwards and Josh Abbey. The video contained an array of footage showing communication in the world with clips of the band performing the song in the studio.
COMMUNICATION
CAT NR P-B-551
A: Communication (Remix)
AA: Communication (Remix)
COMMUNICATION
CAT NR 6114
A: Communication (Remix)
B: Murderess
COMMUNICATION
CAT NR 1C 006 20 0870 7
A: Communication (Remix)
B: Murderess
COMMUNICATION
CAT NR 12R 6114
A: Communication (Extended Remix)
B: Murderess, Communication (7" Remix)
COMMUNICATION
CAT NR V-15204
A: Communication (Special Club Mix)
B: Murderess
"Murderess" Only released as a promo in US.
MURDERESS
CAT NR SPRO-9408/9409
A: Murderess
B: Murderess (Edit Version)
"Harvest for the World" Only released as a rare 7 inch in Peru. Originally released by "The Isley Brothers in 1976. Covered by The Power Station in 1985
HARVEST FOR THE WORLD
CAT NR 01.21.2455
A: Cosecha Para El Mundo (Harvest for the World)
B: Todavia En Tu Corazón (Murderess)
Custom Sleeve
"The Power Station Video EP" is a video by The Power Station , released by EMI-PMI in 1986. The EP contains promotional videos of the first three singles , which were all released in 1985. Model Caroline Cossey is featured in "Some Like It Hot". "Communication" contains an array of footage showing communication in the world, with clips of the band performing the song in the studio.
VIDEO EP
CAT NR MVR 99 0044 2
Some Like It Hot, Get It On (Bang A Gong), Communication
 
LIVING IN FEAR 1996
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Living in Fear is the second album from the group. The band had the same lineup as for their previous album in 1985. However, John Taylor was going through a divorce at the time, as well as entering drug rehab, and pulled out before the album was recorded. Instead Bernard Edwards, the producer, played all Taylor's bass parts on the record. Unfortunately, Edwards died in Japan before the album was released; the album is dedicated to his memory. These two events did not help the album and it was not a commercial success. Despite John Taylor's absence, he still received credit on the album. The band toured in support of the album in 1996. The set-list contained a mix of Palmer, Chic, old and new Power Station songs. Luke Morley of Thunder played with them. Due to the lack of record sales, as well as the deaths of Tony Thompson and Robert Palmer, the album is presumed to be the band's last recording together.
LIVING IN FEAR
CAT NR 7243 8 53984 2 1
Notoriety, Scared, She Can Rock It, Let's Get It On, Life Forces, Fancy That, Living In Fear, Shut Up, Dope, Love Conquers All, Taxman
Track list is different from US release. This release include Let's Get It On as track four.
LIVING IN FEAR
CAT NR TOCP - 50013
Notoriety, Scared, She Can Rock It, Let's Get It On, Life Forces, Fancy That, Living In Fear, Shut Up, Dope, Love Conquers All, Taxman, Charanga, Power Trippin
2 Bonus Track. OBI and Insert
LIVING IN FEAR
CAT NR 7243 8 59356 2 6
Notoriety, Scared, She Can Rock It, Power Trippin, Life Forces, Fancy That, Living in Fear, Shut Up, Dope, Love Conquers All, Taxman
Track list is different from UK release. This release include Pover Trippin as track four.
LIVING IN FEAR
CAT NR DPRO 7087 6 11821 2 5
Notoriety, Scared, She Can Rock It, Power Trippin, Life Forces, Fancy That, Living in Fear, Shut Up, Dope, Love Conquers All, Taxman
No Sleeve
"She Can Rock It" is their only official single from their album, released in 1997. It was their fourth and final single. It featured "Power Trippin'" as its B-side, a rock-funk song written by the band for the U.S. version of the album, and also "Charanga" written by Palmer. Charanga was released in 1998 on the Robert Palmer compilation album, Woke Up Laughing. While promoting the single, the band was asked to change a tongue-in-cheek rude line in the song on an American talk show. They refused and the song was never played on the show. The band also recorded a live performance for Top of the Pops. Despite this the single peaked at number 63 on the UK Singles Chart.
SHE CAN ROCK IT
CAT NR CDCHSDJ 5039
She Can Rock It (Radio Edit)
SHE CAN ROCK IT
CAT NR CDCHS 5039
She Can Rock It (Radio Edit), Power Trippin', She Can Rock It (Full Album Version), Charanga
 
SHE CAN ROCK IT
CAT NR TCCHS 5039
A: She Can Rock It (Full Album Version), Power Trippin'
B: She Can Rock It (Full Album Version), Power Trippin'
"Scared" Promo CDS from US.
SCARED 
CAT NR DPRO 7087 6 11862 2 2
Scared
Very Limited
"Taxman" is a promotional 7" vinyl released in US during 1996. Has "Scared" on the B-side.
TAXMAN
CAT NR S7-724381985571
A: Taxman
B: Scared
For Jukeboxes only. No Sleeve
"Babyin You" unreleased track from the The Power Station CD Living in Fear in 1996
BABYIN YOU
NO CAT NUMBER
Babyin You