RK 50: Robert Palmer
9-2-08 RK 50: Robert Palmer
CD PRESSURE DROP
1975 9 TRKS CD is copyguarded?
12" LOOKING FOR CLUES ISLAND
1980 3 TRKS no pic sleeve
1980 8 TRKS
1985 9 TRKS
12" I DIDN'T MEAN TO TURN YOU ON ISLAND
1986 4 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo
An unusual thing for the Ron Kane files – an artist that I like, but do not collect…
Perhaps it was the way that the 70’s Robert Palmer solo albums were marketed, but I figured that I was not their intended audience – In the mid-70’s, I was all about progressive rock…and Palmer seemed to me to be an M.O.R. male vocalist. I knew of his work in the band Vinegar Joe, and I am a big fan of the ’72 debut Vinegar Joe LP on Island (Atco in the
But it looked like he was being marketed by
I remember liking “Riptide” at the time, but I never bought a copy, for whatever reason. When I found an inexpensive Japanese copy of the CD, I went for it. Decent stuff.
I was in
And where are those Robert Palmer models twenty years later? Are the Robert Palmer videos still on their ‘middle-aged’ resumes? “And I was one of those girls who pranced around salaciously in a music video for Robert Palmer that was shown on MTV dozens of times. Those videos lead to a lot of other work for me at the time, but…always strutting my stuff” – or thereabouts.
So, R.I.P. Mr. Palmer – I’ll continue to pick up your CD’s when I spot Japanese pressings in the cheapie bin.
Labels: Robert Palmer