I've had this song in my head for the past week (World Party)

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  1. TheGoodTexan

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    World Party - Ship of Fools

    Part "Tears for Fears" but also a heavy dose of MoTown thrown in there. I hear a bit of Aretha Franklin in there. Not to mention, he (Karl Wallinger) looks like Warren Zevon in this video.

    I added his entire catalog to my Spotify playlist, just to see what else he did as a solo artist that I missed.

     
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    richiek65 Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Great song.

    Saw a production of Rocky Horror Picture Show years ago. As happens in most versions of this show, there are all sorts of shenanigans before the curtain rises, extras in costume prowling the aisles freaking everybody out etc.

    Eventually the extras slowly disappeared to head backstage and the house music slowly increased in volume and party flavour, the final song over the PA was Ship of Fools and by now the volume was cranked, the whole place was rocking, the crowd was up dancing in their seats, everybody was clapping along (some of us even on the 2 and 4!) and it set up the whole theatre for a great show. One of the best nights out I've had.
     
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    If you haven't already done so, check out the band from whence he originated from, The Waterboys, some very tasty stuff. Singer from my band encouraged me to listen to Modern Blues album, so I threw it on whilst on a road trip, wasn't expecting much (can't stand Whole of the Moon, my only reference point for them), but it blew me away
     
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    I don’t think I’ve ever seen a righty Les Paul being played upside down lefty. Wow.
     
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    new to me - I don't get out much

    festive :cool:
     
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    I always liked this:

     
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    Fantastic song. I remember hearing it on the radio when it first came out and it received pretty good airtime. Really strong and unique bridge and how the bridge blends into the chorus, love this song more now that I am listening again, thanks for sharing.
     
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    Another good World Party tune that I dug back in the day:

     
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    A great band and a big thumbs up for The Waterboys. This may have been their biggest "hit" but it is just as relevant today......

     
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    SnidelyWhiplash Friend of Leo's

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    I remember when the trade ads came out for Goodbye, Jumbo. Still one of the best album releases of the 90s. Criminally unheard. :cool:


    Hard to believe it's been 30 yrs. ago... :(
     
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    Lawdawg Tele-Afflicted

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    World Party reminds me a lot of an even more overlooked 80s band Let's Active. I absolutely wore out Big Plans for Everybody when it came out in 1986 and it holds up incredibly well. Mitch Easter is obviously more famous as a producer, but he could write hooks for days

     
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    Love World Party. He was amazing. Ship of Fools is my fav too. Too bad Karl couldn't find musicians that could play his creations live.
     
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