The Energy Station appreciated it sizzling, however did the music lots? Get it on!
Members of Duran Duran have been very busy within the mid 80’s, not solely with their very own materials however because the spine of two ‘supergroups’ on the similar time. 1985 discovered Duran x2 on prime of the charts with the title theme to that years James Bond movie “A View To A Kill”, on the similar time, Andy Taylor and John Taylor fashioned one third of the band The Energy Station together with Michael Des Barres (b.1948), Robert Palmer (b.1949), Stylish’s Tony Thompson (b.1954) and Bernard Edwards (b.1952). Simon Le Bon and Nick Rhodes would occupy their time with the group Arcadia, earlier than the Duranies regrouped for his or her 1986 album, “Infamous”. The Energy Station fashioned in 1984 with half the members based mostly in New York and half in London, however recording befell at The Energy Station studios in New York, in order that appeared like a superb title for the band, and in February 1985, their debut single, “Some Like It Sizzling”, was launched.
The monitor went to No.14 within the UK and No.6 in America and was a prime twenty hit in a number of different international locations, paving the best way for his or her self-titled first album to return the next month. “The Energy Station” would make it to No.6 Stateside and No.12 within the UK, whereas the second single, “Get It On”, would attain No.9 within the US and No.22 within the UK in Could 1985, the identical time as “A View To A Kill” was peaking at No.1 in America and No.2 within the UK. Each singles went prime ten in Australia however the third and last reduce, “Communication”, was solely a minor hit in America. All members disbanded as they pursued their very own, regular agendas with Duran Duran making their return in late 1986, Bernard Edwards would go on to provide data for Joe Cocker, ABC and Jody Watley. Robert Palmer would get pleasure from a profitable 1986 together with his world smash hit “Addicted To Love” and his multi-Platinum album “Riptide”. However all was not over for The Energy Station…
…the band would regroup in 1995 and file the comply with up album “Dwelling In Concern”, which together with the lead single “She Can Rock It”, have been launched throughout 1996. The one made the UK prime 75 however that was so far as the group went. As soon as once more, busy work schedules prevented any additional reunions and sadly gained’t as Bernard Edwards died in April 1996 on the age of 43. 2003 claimed the lives of Robert Palmer in September aged 54, having achieved smash hits of his personal with “She Makes My Day” (1988), “I’ll Be Your Child Tonight” and “Mercy Mercy Me”, each in 1990, whereas two months later, Tony Thompson died on the age of 48.
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