John Taylor

His sharp, chorus enhanced tone and nifty combination of finger and slap style was in such high demand in the 1980s that I had to purchase an Aria Pro II bass in the UK to appease the US producers I worked for whilst replicating his method! Profoundly inspired by Chic's Bernard Edwards, John Taylor’s basslines for Duran Duran and the super group that actually lived up to its name – The Power Station- provided the hooks that made the hits. “Hungry Like The Wolf,” “Notorious,” “Rio,” “Get It On” and “Some Like It Hot,” are just a few examples of Taylor’s signature meld of rock and dance approaches to the instrument.