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World Party is an alternative rock band which formed in Prestatyn, Wales in 1985. Its only consistent member is former Waterboys keyboardist Karl Wallinger. They are best known for their 1985 international hit single "Ship of Fools", one of the first alternative rock songs to hit the Top 40 in the United States.

Wallinger was a key member of The Waterboys during their 'Big Music' period, which covered their first three albums: The Waterboys, A Pagan Place, and This Is… read more

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  • Surprise gig @ Bluesfest 2013 - fantastic
  • kaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarllll
  • Bought a copy of Egyptology CD in a charity shop for 99p today = Very happy :D
  • Since then I've listened to Bang! and yes it is a great album! Maybe his best album.
  • Got to go down to get on up! Way Down Now
  • "media core" lol, mediocre maybe? Listening to Bang! now, what an album.
  • Captain Karl.....very Hip...Dude.
  • Karl - I love you man. Seriously. Never seen you live but hope to one day. You are a genius!
  • I never get tired of this band - it's always on my mp3 player.
  • Superb! Almost good as The Waterboys.

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