Planet Patrol

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For the British television series known as Planet Patrol in the US, see Space Patrol (1962 TV series).
Planet Patrol
Origin 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. 

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