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Is it too late for one last 'World Party?'



For most of us the holiday parties are over and it's back to work. As we transition into 2017, let's throw one last party and make it big, so today let's have a World Party.

The focal point of World Party is Karl Wallinger, who is no stranger to the SIT80's blog after being covered in his old band The Waterboys both by myself (A Girl Called Johnny) and by Dr. Dim (The Whole Of The Moon). In 1986, Wallinger departed The Waterboys and created World Party and had instant success when the debut album Private Revolution sold well and the first single Ship Of Fools was a Top 40 hit. The following singles released after Ship Of Fools all failed to chart including the peaceful All Come True.

Like other World Party videos from the Private Revolution album, the video for All Come True gives the impression of a tight six-man band when in actuality the album was recorded with Wallinger playing the most of the instruments. The video for All Come True comes across as a home movie of the English lads of World Party on an American adventure traveling the interstates and visiting scenic landmarks.

Wallinger ended up releasing five studio albums under the World Party name before an aneurysm left him speechless in 2001. Wallinger has since recovered and continues to front World Party.

[Last modified: Wednesday, January 4, 2017 7:45am]


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