Power Station

Rarely do they live up to the hype, however Power Station was a notable exception to the rule of rock super group-dom. Their only slab (out of two) which featured founding bassist John Taylor, moonlighting from Duran Duran, was their extraordinary 1985 self-titled bow.  As he was in Duran x2, Taylor exemplifies a player who can say so much with few notes combined with a mastery of tone and rhythm. Why Taylor is not cited among the best players in pop rock history is beyond me – his sound and phrasing are distinct, he’s harmonically innovate, and instantly recognizable!