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Planet Patrol is an American electro group originating in the 1980s. The members were Arthur Baker, John Robie, and a quintet of vocalists led by Herbert J. Jackson: lead singer Joseph Lites, Rodney Butler, Michael Anthony Jones, and Melvin B. Franklin (not to be confused with Melvin Franklin of The Temptations). The group only produced a single album, the self-titled Planet Patrol in 1983, which peaked at #64 on the Billboard R&B Albums chart.[1]

Planet Patrol
OriginBoston, Massachusetts
GenresElectro funk, freestyle, old school hip hop
Years active1982–1984; 2006–present
LabelsTommy Boy/Warner Bros. Records

The group's most popular song, "Play at Your Own Risk", was created from tracks that did not make the final version of Afrika Bambaataa's seminal "Planet Rock".

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

  • Planet Patrol (1983) - Tommy Boy/Warner Bros. Records (01002)
A1. "Cheap Thrills"
A2. "Danger Zone"
A3. "I Didn't Know I Loved You (Till I Saw You Rock and Roll)"
B4. "Play at Your Own Risk" (Remix)
B5. "It Wouldn't Have Made Any Difference"
B6. "Don't Tell Me"

SinglesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Planet Patrol > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums". Allmusic. Retrieved on October 12, 2009.
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 266. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.

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