The Power Station was a pop rock band formed in New York City in 1984 and comprised stars—already established or those in the making. The line up consisted of Robert Palmer on vocals, John Taylor on bass, Andy Taylor on guitar and Tony Thompson on drums. John and Andy Taylor were part of Duran Duran but at the same time they formed and played with The Power
Station, while Tony Thompson was a former band member of the group Chic. The band took its name from the recording studio where they recorded their first album. They are best known for two of their biggest hits: Some Like It Hot and a cover of T Rex’s Get It On (Bang A Gong) both from their first album entitled: The Power Station. They released a total of 4 Albums and 4 Singles.
The design for the artwork on these records is credited to Manhattan Design, a New York design team made up of Frank Olinsky, Pat Gorman and Patti Rogoff. After much success, they closed up shop in 1991 and went on to pursue other careers—that is with the exception of Frank Olinsky who still continued in the same line only now independently. He studied art—that is to say: painting sculpture, animation etc at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. He met his fellow designers at the Arica Institure which was a ‘human potential movement’group or improving-the-quality-of-your-life group founded in 1968 by Bolivian-born philosopher Oscar Ichazo. The three decided to set up a company in 1979. Some of their clients included Smashing Pumpkins, Duran Duran, R.E.M, Paul Simon etc. Of course, their most famous creation was the logo and original "look" of MTV Music Television. (www.frankolinsky.com)
The Power Communication – 7” Single
Get It On (Bang A Gong) – 12” Single with 11 x 6 photo insert of the band
Some Like It Hot And The Heat Is On – 12” Single
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