#4 Posted on 26.9.03 1034.58 Reposted on: 26.9.10 1035.10
I think the first Robert Palmer album I got was "Secrets" back in 1979. Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor) was an awesome tune that almost everybody knows. But it also had tunes like "In Walks Love Again" and "Jealous" that were outstanding. That caused me to go back and get "Sneaking Sally Through the Alley," his first album. "Every Kinda People," was memorable for me as well. Most of the board, I am guessing, will remember him for "Simply Irresistible," and maybe the Power Station stuff with the Durans, but for me, his older stuff really worked. He was kind of in that blue-eyed soul kind of vein when he started out and that I really dug.
#5 Posted on 26.9.03 1058.06 Reposted on: 26.9.10 1058.45
No CD collection is complete without "Sneaking Sally through the Alley" - but my all-time favorite tune of his is his cover of "Pressure Drop" - if I'm not mistaken, Lowell George was still with him at that point.
I've got "Double Fun" out in my car and will have to listen to it on my way home.
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#6 Posted on 26.9.03 1118.11 Reposted on: 26.9.10 1119.14
O irony, that his latest album cover is an image of him holding a cigarette with the album title designed as the smoke, even. The price you pay to look glamorous. (And he always did look very very glamorous.) :'(
#7 Posted on 26.9.03 1809.06 Reposted on: 26.9.10 1809.15
Tho I'd heard "Doctor Doctor" quite a few times before (but had no idea who sang it), my first introduction to Robert Palmer proper was the Power Station.
The reason I didn't beg beg beg my parents to drive me to Louisville for their concert was the fact that he didn't tour with them (Michael Des Barres [SP?] took his place on tour). Their appearance on Miami Vice w/Des Barres validated my fears. Yikes.
All the best to his family and fans.
It seems like we're losing "celebrities" every week or even every few days now doesn't it? With pop culture as prevalent as it has become, we're going to start seeing these on a daily basis in the years to come.
Geez, one of these days former "internet celebrities" will probably even make a ripple on the national conscious when they pass.
#10 Posted on 29.9.03 1113.38 Reposted on: 29.9.10 1115.10
The Power Station's one and only album still remains a favorite of mine. I think it's the drums that I love so much. Take a listen to "Murderess" or "Bang a Gong". I remember it, but I can't believe they toured without Robert Palmer. That would be like Audioslave touring without Chris Cornell.