Am I the only one that digs Andy Taylor's guitar work?

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  1. Mayfield

    Mayfield Silver Supporting Member

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    So I know Thunder sounds like the times it was recorded in but I still listen to this album on a regular basis. I thought his writing was simple, catchy with great guitar hooks. I really enjoy his solo work in general, as what he did with The Power Station. Am I a sucker for the 80's since I bought those albums when they came out...or is anyone else into them?
     
  2. guitaristanyc

    guitaristanyc Senior Member

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    Yes, you are the only one - the man has no other fans.
     
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    I loved Power Station and his rhythm guitar work with Duran Duran. I dug his first solo single Take It Easy. Great vocalist also. Very underrated musician of his time. I think Duran Duran has lost its magic without him in the band.

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  4. magdream

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    I Loved Thunder. I remember searching high and low for it on cd (I had the lp). Ironically enough, when I found a cd store that had it, they actually had 2. I thought about buying both, to make up for the effort it took to find it. Great songs and feel. Kinda dark and moody.
     
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    I like thunder also as well as the power station stuff. It took me forever to find the cd when my tape finally wore out.
     
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    You may be, my wife's favorite group though.
     
  7. Bankston

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    Andy is a really fine player.
     
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    I play in a very occasional Duran Duran/Power Station cover band(4 shows in 10 years) and it's a lot of fun to play that stuff.
     
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    meh, his brother was a good bassist though.
     
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    A fine player he is...
     
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    None of the Duran Taylors are related.
     
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    Yep.

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    Yup. I didn't like him as much as a solo artist, though.
     
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    Nifty little guitar solo on the long version of "Some Like It Hot"...

     
  15. Dr. Jimmy

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    ^^^ This. If you get beyond the visuals, Duran Duran was a damn fine band.
     
  16. effectsman

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    I tracked down Thunder on CD after hearing a few tracks. Yes it is dated now but I still like to listen to it now and again. I think it is a fine solo effort from Andy. I loved his rhythm and lead work on The Powerstaion's Get it on and Some like it hot.

    Would love to know more about his gear from that era.
     
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    "...Dancing Girls!" You have to check out the remastered cd/dvd version of Power Station's first release that features the making of the album that originally aired on MTV and was released on vhs. Andy's drunk off his arse! I never really thought they were great players until Power Station hit the waves. I immediately had a new found respect for those brits.

    Thank goodness I caught the whole band in Va. (Duran Duran) with Andy before he bolted. Rumor is Nick is a real control freak!
     
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  18. drewl

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    get out?
    three guys named Taylor, and none are related?
     
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    Andy had some pretty entertaining leads and rhythm on some of the Duran hits, RIO and Planet Earth come to mind. At least for a pop/top 40 band back in the 80s they were sportin a decent guitarist!!! Guilty pleasure for me....even Power Station was pretty rockin despite the cheeze factor.
     
  20. supergenius365

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    Just put vinyl of Power Station on not too long ago. Forgot how much I enjoyed that band.
     

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