Monday, October 26, 2009
Jango Song Of The Day-World Party
Song:Way Down Now
Album:Best In Show
World Party is an excellent British pop group led by Karl Wallinger after he left The Waterboys. He's had health problems in recent years but is currently on the comeback trail. He was born Oct. 19, 1957 in Prestatyn, Wales. Wallinger grew up a big fan of The Beatles & The Beach Boys. His big break in music came when he became musical director of the West End run of the stage show The Rocky Horror Picture Show. This led to him joining The Waterboys as keyboard player in 1984. He left after The Waterboys 1985 album This Is The Sea and started World Party out of his home studio. It was not a band at first. His 1987 debut album Private Revolution spawned the top 40 hit Ship Of Fools. After producing Sinead O'Connor's 1988 debut album, World Party returned with the 1990 album Goodbye Jumbo. Way Down Now topped the US Modern Rock chart. Wallinger finally turned World Party into a real band for his 1993 CD Bang! and that did very well on the charts as well. It's very strong pop music and this 2007 comp Best In Show is a good intro to Wallinger's music. Karl Wallinger suffered a brain anerysm in 2001 and after a long rehabilitation, he played his first live show in a decade in 2006. He also worked on Peter Gabriel's 2008 CD Big Blue Ball and toured Australia with Steely Dan. Wallinger plans a new World Party CD through Universal but no announcement has been made yet. Here's the video for Way Down Now by World Party.