Planet Patrol

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For the British television series known as Planet Patrol in the US, see Space Patrol (1962 TV series).
Planet Patrol
Origin [ United States
Brooklyn, New York City
Genres Electro funk, freestyle, old school hip hop
Years active 1982–1984; 2006–present
Labels Tommy Boy/Warner Bros. Records

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 the late Melvin Franklin. 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]

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."



  • 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"


  • "Play At Your Own Risk" (Tommy Boy/Warner Bros. Records 00825, 1982)
  • "Cheap Thrills" (Tommy Boy/Warner Bros. Records 00834, 1983) - UK #64[2]
  • "I Didn't Know I Loved You (Till I Saw You Rock And Roll)" (Tommy Boy/Warner Bros. Records 00837, 1983)
  • "Danger Zone" (Tommy Boy/Warner Bros. Records 00846, 1984)


  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. 

External links[edit]