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Karl Wallinger (World Party) Performs Four Live Tunes for WYEP Radio.

Posted 06 Sep 2012 in Music + TV News

  My guess is that the super talented Karl Wallinger is looking forward to a full tour in the spring with a full band version of World Party. Until then he’s doing a small solo tour also billed as World Party. That tour saw him recently land in Pittsburgh, Pa and more specifically WYEP Radio Station. He performed four songs live for their listening audience. They were “Is It Like Today?” “Put The Message In The Box,” “Is It Too Late?” and lastly “Waiting Such a Long Time.” You can hear the four tunes on the station’s website. Here’s a link.  Check out this 1993 interview/performance as well.

World Party “Private Revolution”

Posted 29 Dec 2010 in 80s, Albums of 1986, Albums of the 80s

Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#239 in the Series) is World Party, Private Revolution. Private Revolution is the second World Party album that we’ve featured.  We previously featured the magnificent Goodbye Jumbo album way back.  This album is nearly as strong. World Party is, of course, former Waterboys’ keyboard/guitar player Karl Wallinger’s band. What’s the most well-known track here? Of the original tunes I’d say ‘Ship of Fools.’ They also do a ‘true to the original’ version on Bob Dylan’s ‘All I Really Want to Do.’ We can’t forget a few other strong tracks that need mentioning. The title track, ‘Private Revolution,’ along with ‘All Come True’ and ‘Making Love to the World’ also notes special mention. Private...

World Party "Goodbye Jumbo"

Posted 21 May 2010 in 90s, Albums of 1990, Albums of the 90s, Rock + Roll

Today’s Cool Album of the Day is World Party’s, Good Bye Jumbo. Good Bye Jumbo was easily my favorite album of 1990. (I used to publish a top 10 list each year back then when I worked in ‘the biz.’) World Party was the name of the band by former Waterboy’s Karl Wallinger. Wallinger composed all 12 tracks on this album. Highlights included, ‘Put The Message in the Box, Is It Too Late, Way Down Now’ and’ Take It Up.’ Personnel Guy Chambers –  Drum Samples, Drums, Guitar (Synthesizer), Harmonium, Piano, Sampling, Synthesizer Jerod – Guitar (Acoustic) Roy J. Morgan – Tambourine Sinéad O’Connor – Vocals (Background) Sophia Ramos – Vocals (Background) Karl Wallinger – guitar, keyboards, vocals Jeff...

Jeff Beck “Rock N’ Roll Party (Honoring Les Paul)”

Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#1048 in the Series) is Jeff Beck, Rock N’ Roll Party (Honoring Les Paul) Every Monday night for 12 years up until his death at age 94, Les Paul would hold court with his Les Paul Trio with a show at The Iridium Jazz Club in New York City.  The shows more often than not included guest musicians that happened to be in town at the time.  The club after his death, in keeping with this tradition, has renamed the room he would play, The Les Paul Room, and invites special musical guests to play with The Les Paul Trio each Monday to keep this time honored tradition alive.  To give you an...

World Famous Headliners “World Famous Headliners”

  Today’s Cool album of the day(#770 in the Series) is the new self-titled release by The World Famous Headliners. (Big Yellow Dog Publishing) Out of the blue comes an album that I think will be in so many top 10 lists at the end of the year and no one even saw it coming. I think most reviews are going to start with who are these guys? That’s a good question and it’s a great answer but I wanted to start with what really matters, the music. The album’s 15 tracks slip effortlessly from rock and roll to funk, with bits of power pop, country, and 60’s style rock thrown into the mix. It’s a fun from the...

The Waterboys “This is the Sea”

Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#992 in the Series) is The Waterboys, This is the Sea. Hands up all those who remember “The Big Music?” Don’t worry, you could easily be forgiven if you don’t! You’ll know the bands associated with it though. The Big Music was a description thrown about in the early 80’s (here in the UK at least) and it was applied, mostly, to a small grouping of bands who were just starting to make an impression on the music buying public and who were all deemed to be making a similar grandiose, epic, “reaching for the sky” type music. You or I would probably just have settled for the term Stadium Rock to be...

The Waterboys ‘Fisherman’s Box: The Complete Fisherman’s Blues Sessions 1986-1988’

  Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#887 in the Series) is The Waterboys, Fisherman’s Box: The Complete Fisherman’s Blues Sessions 1986-1988 This may be one of the more interesting box sets of the year – a year that has already seen many. They have been some really great ones and some that I have to shake my head and wonder if there was really a need for that. They have come in all shapes and l sizes. There have been career spanning Boxes by Stephen Stills and Duane Allman, Re-releases of several artists entire discographies and a number of deluxe sets expanding albums of long ago such as Nirvana’s 20th anniversary release of In Utero, Van Morrison’s Deluxe...

Sinéad O’Connor “I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got”

Posted 01 Jun 2011 in 90s, Albums of 1990, Albums of the 90s, Alt-Rock

Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#392 in the Series) is Sinéad O’Connor, I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got When I started doing this write-up I noticed one thing that I had pretty much forgotten. I really could have saved this album for a ‘Whale Wednesday.’ You know, on Wednesday’s we featured the big, big whale sellers. This album was a number seller on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart and sold more than 7 million units worldwide. That sounds pretty ‘blubbery” to me! This album featured her huge selling single, the Prince penned, “Nothing Compares 2 U.”  It also had a lesser hit with “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” As every reader hear knows however, that’s not what...

The The “Soul Mining”

Posted 03 Mar 2011 in 80s, Albums of 1983, Albums of the 80s, Dance, Pop, Techno

Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#303 in the Series) is The The, Soul Mining Matt Johnson is to The The, what Roddy Frame is to Aztec Camera, and what Karl Wallinger is to World Party. They’re really solo careers without putting their names up front.  In each of these cases, our star surrounds himself with different sidemen for each studio recording. Soul Mining was The The’s second most popular album. I think Mind Bomb edged it out for number one.  This one featured their hit ‘This is the Day.” You’ve heard it. If not, listen to it within the playlist below. As mentioned on a few of the comments on facebook, make sure you check out Jools Holland’s great piano...

Leo Kottke ‘Time Step’

Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#997 in the Series) is Leo Kottke, Time Step Leo Kottke is one of my favorite fingerstyle guitar players. He is one of those players that the music reveals its complexity slowly. It often takes me multiple listens just to realize the intricacies and subtleness of a song. I realized how great his playing was while listening to a live performance and discovering that there was only one guitar being played. His ability to play multiple melody lines at once was just unbelievable to me. Slap on top of that his quirky sense of humor, he keeps me coming back for more. My discovery of Leo Kottke happened when I was thumbing through...

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