Planet Patrol

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Planet Patrol
Origin Boston, Massachusetts
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, (Ronald Murray) 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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