Nov 21, 2013

RhoDeo 1346 Goldy Rhox 135

Hello, today the 135th post of GoldyRhox, classic pop rock in the darklight was an English singer-songwriter and musician. He was known for his distinctive voice and the eclectic mix of musical styles on his albums, combining soul, jazz, rock, pop, reggae and blues. He found success both in his solo career and with Power Station, and had Top 10 songs in both the UK and the US. His involvement in the music industry commenced in the 1960s, covered five decades and included a spell with Vinegar Joe.

He received a number of awards throughout his career, including two Grammy Awards for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance, an MTV Video Music Award, and was twice nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Male.

He was married in 1974 to Shelly Putman; they had three children together - Anthony, Anna and Martin; they divorced in 1978. In 1979 he married Susan Eileen Thatcher; they had two children together - James and Jane; they divorced in 1999. In 1993 he permanently relocated from the Bahamas to a converted mill-house in Lugano, Switzerland, after he found that the islands had become overrun with drugs and guns, and no longer were safe.

He died in Paris at the Hôtel Warwick Champs-Elysées, rue de Berri, from a heart attack on 26 September 2003 at the age of 54. He had been in the French capital after recording a television appearance for Yorkshire TV in the UK. He was on holiday with his close friend Jack Bruce and conducting publicity appearances for his most recent release Drive prior to his death.

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Most of the albums i 'll post made many millions for the music industry and a lot of what i intend to post still gets repackaged and remastered decades later, squeezing the last drop of profit out of bands that for the most part have ceased to exist long ago, although sometimes they get lured out of the mothballs to do a big bucks gig or tour. Now i'm not as naive to post this kinda music for all to see and have deleted, these will be a black box posts, i'm sorry for those on limited bandwidth but for most of you a gamble will get you a quality rip don't like it, deleting is just 2 clicks...That said i will try to accommodate somewhat and produce some cryptic info on the artist and or album.

Today's mystery album was released on November, 1985 and it is his eighth solo album. He recorded the album at Compass Point Studios in 1985, recruiting Thompson and Andy Taylor to play on some tracks plus Power Station record producer Bernard Edwards, who worked with Thompson in Chic, to helm the production. The album featured the US No. 1 and UK No. 5 single "Addicted to Love". The single was accompanied by a memorable and much-imitated music video, directed by Terence Donovan, in which Palmer is surrounded by a bevy of near-identically clad, heavily made-up (and appropriately pouty) female "musicians," either mimicking or mocking the painting of Patrick Nagel.

The track "Hyperactive" was used in the 1987 film The Bedroom Window. The song "I Didn't Mean to Turn You On", originally performed by R&B singer Cherrelle, reached No. 2 on the Hot 100. The album charted at No. 8 in the US and No. 5 in the UK. It was certified double platinum in the US by the RIAA in March 1996 and certified gold in the UK by BPI in August 1986.

Goldy Rhox 135   (flac 208mb)

Goldy Rhox 135   (ogg 79mb)

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