Soon after The Power Station released their debut album, Robert Palmer left the band instead of heading out on tour with the group. He was replaced by Michael Des Barres
, who in addition to fronting the band Chequered Past, was an accomplished actor who had appeared on the TV shows The Rockford Files
, Cagney & Lacey
and WKRP in Cincinnati
Des Barres was the face of the group in the summer of 1985 for their tour of North America, which included a performance at Live Aid on the Philadelphia stage, where they performed this song. Drummer Tony Thompson did double-duty, also playing with the reunited Led Zeppelin in place of their deceased drummer John Bonham.
The group split up after the tour, but re-formed in 1996 with Palmer at the helm, releasing and album called Living in Fear
. They disbanded for good soon after.