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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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  • Avatar for BaltiB99
    Surprise gig @ Bluesfest 2013 - fantastic
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  • Avatar for KuriousBanana
    Bought a copy of Egyptology CD in a charity shop for 99p today = Very happy :D
  • Avatar for Zar-Unity
    Since then I've listened to Bang! and yes it is a great album! Maybe his best album.
  • Avatar for Dasein_60
    Got to go down to get on up! Way Down Now
  • Avatar for shades79
    "media core" lol, mediocre maybe? Listening to Bang! now, what an album.
  • Avatar for gsm007g
    Captain Karl.....very Hip...Dude.
  • Avatar for Swifty7010
    Karl - I love you man. Seriously. Never seen you live but hope to one day. You are a genius!
  • Avatar for GrampaCaligula
    I never get tired of this band - it's always on my mp3 player.
  • Avatar for Mrcelinho
    Superb! Almost good as The Waterboys.

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