Scrolling through the Promowest website, saw a listing for World Party. THE World Party? THE World Party, indeed. Took me a few minutes to remember the song that I used to hear on CD101 and 120 Minutes (for some reason I mistakingly thought they were the band responsible for “Groovy Train“) but when I watched the video, it all came back to me.
World Party was formed in 1986 by former Waterboys keyboardist Karl Wallinger and released 5 albums between 1986 and 2000. Wallinger suffered an aneurysm in 2001 that left him unable to speak for a period of time. Reviving World Party really hit full stride in 2012 with the release of a 5-CD set of unreleased material.
World Party performs at The Basement on May 26. Tickets are $20 and available now.