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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

My Favorite Albums Released in March 1985

There were quite a few albums released in March 1985 including The Night I Fell In Love by Luther Vandross, Dream Into Action by Howard Jones, Katrina and The Waves by Katrina and the Waves and Southern Accents by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. My two favorite albums released that month were by a supergroup and a British singer.

The Power Station
Power Station

The first album I want to talk about is The Power StationThe Power Station was a supergroup that included two members of my favorite band Duran Duran, John Taylor and Andy Taylor. Also Tony Thompson, the drummer from the great disco band Chic and Robert Palmer. The album was produced by the late great Bernard Edwards of Chic.  I remember when they announced that they were forming this supergroup.  I said I wasn't interested if it wasn't Duran Duran. Also, I thought it meant the end of Duran. So I wasn't happy. But of course, I saw them on Saturday Night Live perform two songs from the album and I was hooked.

Power Station

The Power Station was released on March 25, 1985.  Even though it was quite a departure from the atmospheric Duran Duran sound of their last album Seven and the Ragged Tiger, I liked the rock/funk sound complemented by Robert Palmer's soulful voice. They released three singles from the album, Some Like It Hot, Get It On (Bang A Gong) and my favorite Communication. And yes I did see them in concert in August of that year. 

Paul Young
  Paul Young Secret Of Association 

The second album I would like to talk about is Secret of Association by Paul Young. This was his second album. I have to admit I preferred his first album No Parlez. It was interesting to see that Secret of Association was the album that made him a household name.  It was also released on March 25, 1985. He released two singles from this album in the US, Everytime You Go Away (written by Daryl Hall of Hall & Oates) and I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down.  I also saw him in concert in August 1985.

Do you have any favorite albums released in March of 1985? Let me know in the comments below!

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