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World Party

World Party began as an outlet for the pop infatuations of vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Karl Wallinger, previously best known for his tenure with the Waterboys. Born October 19, 1957, in Prestatyn, Wales, Wallinger grew up enamored not only of the Beatles but also of the Motown and Merseybeat sounds, and made his professional debut in 1976 as a member of the group Quasimodo. (Years later, after Wallinger had exited to move to London to work as a clerk for ATV/Northern Songs, Quasimodo evolved into the Alarm.)

Following a tenure as the musical director of a West End performance of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Wallinger joined a funk band dubbed the Out before signing on with Mike Scott's Waterboys in 1984 to record the LP A Pagan Place. After 1985's superb This Is the Sea, Wallinger amicably departed to form World Party, a one-man project heavily indebted to Revolver-era Beatlesque pop; recorded in Wallinger's home studio, the 1987 debut Private Revolution scored a Top 40 hit with the infectious lead single "Ship of Fools."

After a long layoff (during which time Wallinger aided Sinéad O'Connor in recording her 1988 debut, The Lion and the Cobra), World Party returned in 1990 with Goodbye Jumbo, another successful collection offering the minor hits "Way Down Now" and "Put the Message in the Box." After the 1991 stopgap EP Thank You World (including a cover of the Beatles' "Happiness Is a Warm Gun"), Wallinger recruited guitarist Dave Caitlin-Birch and drummer Chris Sharrock as full-fledged members for 1993's Bang!, which reached the number two position on the British album charts. After 1997's Egyptology, Wallinger took a three-year break from World Party, returning in 2000 with Dumbing Up. He suffered an aneurysm shortly after the record's release, resulting in a long and painful recovery period that found the artist unable to speak for a time. After regaining his motor skills, Wallinger returned to the studio and began work on a new record. The career-spanning compilation Best in Show arrived in 2007. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi
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vickielong12
I am so glad I discoveerd World Party, even if I was really LATE to the show. I am so grateful to Allen for introducing me to them. Being an old Hippie, who missed a LOT of the 1980s, I am so glad that I now know World Party!
Picked up Goodbye Jumbo in the used bin oh so many years ago. What a discovery (for me). Sweet stuff.
This band should have been wildly popular but alas, too not to be. Wallinger is the only pop star to quote Bertie Russell.
been a fan since first album. Very fun message-y music
summitmarket i n g
Amazing stuff! - nuff said . . . .
m.tallman4
I think Karl Wallinger knows something the rest of us should know!!
Does anyone else think jack johnson's new single borrows heavily from Way Down Now?
One of my favorite bands of all time. Beatles, Stones, World Party, Pink Floyd, Porcupine Tree. and of course, the Mighty Led Zeppelin.
World Party is maybe second only to The The in terms of melding intense introspectio n and pop songcraft. Sometimes requires you to be in a bit of a philosophica l mood, but if you are, there's nothing better.
there is NO other band that can pull me out of a bad-day funk like World Party. Wallinger creates some of the most elegantly crafted, beautiful songs I've ever heard. every album is a bit unique and entirely fantastic.
differant, I like it

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