Some Like It Hot by The Power Station

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“Some Like It Hot” by The Power Station is a single released on US 7-inch vinyl on Capitol Records in 1985. The song was re-worked by Robert Palmer after the band’s breakup. This article discusses the song and the band’s first album. It also covers Palmer’s departure from the group and the band’s re-recorded version of the song on the Riptide album.

The Power Station’s first album

In 1985, the band The Power Station released their first single “Some Like It Hot.” The song was a big hit for the group, reaching number one on the UK singles chart and peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot 100. The song has been included on numerous compilation albums and was performed live on Saturday Night Live.

The Power Station were fans of the rock group Chic, and the band made several covers of the band’s songs. One of these covers, “Somewhere, Somehow, Someone’s Gonna Pay,” features lead vocals by Michael Des Barres. This song was used in the end credits of the Arnold Schwarzenegger action movie Commando. The Power Station’s first album was released in a vinyl album and later on compact disc. The band was led by producer Bernard Edwards. The band’s debut single, “Some Like It Hot,” reached number six on the Billboard Hot 100 and was also featured in the film National Lampoon’s European Vacation.

The Power Station members launched side projects in the mid-1980s. Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, and Roger Taylor each released an album under the name Arcadia. In the same year, John Taylor and Andy Taylor formed a supergroup called The Power Station, whose name came from their recording studio in New York City. The Power Station released two albums during the ’80s. The group’s biggest hit, “Some Like It Hot,” reached number six on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.

Robert Palmer’s departure from the band

Robert Palmer’s departure from Power Station Some Like It Hot was a shock to the music industry. The singer and songwriter was known for his smooth talk and charisma. His style and appeal were similar to Pharrell Williams. His next album, Secrets, produced his second Top 20 single. “Every Kinda People” reached No. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 and became one of his signature tunes.

Robert Palmer first started playing in bands during the mid-sixties. In school, he was influenced by the American Forces Radio. At the age of 15, he joined his first band. He was a student at the Scarborough Boys’ High School. In 1970, he enlisted in a 12-piece Jazz-Rock fusion group called Dada, which included Peter Gage and Elkie Brooks. The group lasted just a year before Palmer left and formed Vinegar Joe.

Robert Palmer had a long and illustrious career. He was a bon vivant, a superb interpreter, and a wonderful singer. The loss of his presence will be felt by many, but his recordings are worth rediscovering and celebrating. His music is addictive.

After Palmer’s departure, many fans were left to wonder if the band’s future would be in the hands of another singer. As a result, the band was not able to release a new album. Robert Palmer subsequently recorded a solo album called Riptide. On the album, he also recruited singers Andy Taylor and Bernard Edwards. During this time, he was in a higher tax bracket thanks to the success of his single ‘Addicted to Love.’

After Palmer’s departure from Power Station Some Like It Hot, he went on to work with other musicians, including Andy Taylor, John Taylor, and Tony Thompson. The group recorded a number of singles at the Power Station studio in New York. Among their biggest hits, “Some Like It Hot” reached the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100.

The band’s third album, Pressure Drop, echoes the first one. Although the album had mixed reviews, it was a commercial success and was a major hit in Britain. However, the lineup didn’t last long. The following year, Palmer’s quartet reformed and released an album called Living In Fear. The band disbanded shortly after.

Robert Palmer’s re-worked version of the song

After leaving the Power Station, Robert Palmer re-worked their classic hit “Some Like It Hot.” It became a massive hit in the US and the UK, peaking at #6 in the US and #9 in the UK. But the band was never the same again. The original lineup lasted just one live performance before the band disbanded and Palmer was replaced by Michael Des Barres.

Robert Palmer’s Riptide album

The songs on Robert Palmer’s Riptide are varied and eclectic. The album’s opening number “I Didn’t Mean to Turn You On” is a classic example of Palmer’s musical flair. The album features a funky bassline and pounding drums. Other tracks, such as “Riptide,” have a more playful tone.

Palmer was a successful solo artist in the U.S., and he had two Top Ten singles on the album: “Addicted To Love” and “Hyperactive.” While he did not have much success with the band, his newfound fame helped him get some of the biggest hits of the 1980s. Palmer’s Riptide album was released in 1985.

The cover of the album featured Palmer playing strip poker with Denise Michele. The album’s success allowed Palmer to parlay his success from his first album, Power Station. He also wore suits for his music videos, earning him the title of rock music’s best-dressed man.

While the songs themselves are quite good, the production is mind-numbing. The production tries to recast Palmer in an R&B/hip-hop environment and heavily relies on programmed drums. While Palmer is a great soul singer, this clunky production makes it difficult to listen to the songs. The one exception to the unfavorable production is the closing number, “Twenty Million Things,” a cover of a song by Lowell George. This track is much better than “Riptide” in terms of its sound.

Palmer’s debut album was a big success, with “Riptide” becoming his first platinum-selling solo release. The band’s first single, “Addicted to Love,” had a lukewarm reception, but the album was full of heavy artillery. “Hyperactive” should be the next single, and the title song, “Riptide,” is a fine example of atmospheric pop.

Palmer’s career has spanned 25 years and encompasses various styles. His group Power Station and solo career began in the 60s. He received numerous awards for his work, including the Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. In addition to his award-winning singles, Palmer has released more than one album.

Robert Palmer’s “Some Like It Hot” was released from the 1980s. It became a smash hit in the U.S., reaching number six on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was also included in numerous compilation albums, including Palmer’s “Greatest Hits” collection. It was also performed live on Saturday Night Live.

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