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

Mayfield

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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?
 

cber1517

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Mayfield said:
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?
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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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.
 

mjtripper

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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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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.
 

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.
 

Niblos

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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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Jube2550

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




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