On this date in 1997, Power Station played at the Fillmore in San Francisco. No, you did not read a typo. Power Station did, indeed, tour in 1997. Power Station reformed after their busy 1985, which saw the release of their 33 1/3 album with singles, Some Like It Hot, Get It On and Communication, and tour. This Power Station version was a bit different, though. While it started out with the original members of John, Andy, Tony Thompson and Robert Palmer, John, quickly, bowed out. Bernard Edwards, producer of Power Station’s first album, and bassist for Chic, stepped in to play bass. This version of Power Station did released an album, Living in Fear, in 1996. Unfortunately, Bernard passed away before the tour started. The tour continued with other bassists filling in. Obviously, this version of Power Station did not have the same level of success as the 1985 one.
I wondered how this version was live. Anyone there? I would love to have people compare the two versions of Power Station.
No matter, let’s see a video of this version.