Monday, January 22, 2007

Is it Like Today?

Song: Is it Like Today?
Artist: World Party
Album: Bang!

I know very little about World Party beyond that lead (and main) member Karl Wallinger used to be in 80’s rock band The Waterboys. He left in 1985 to form World Party and got to see their first single “Ship of Fools” from the debut album “Private Revolution” become a top forty hit. But it was debut single “Is It Like Today?” from 1993’s “Bang!” that got me interested in the band. I believe I saw the video on MTV’s lone Alternative show “Alternative Nation” and immediately thought it was one of the most beautiful songs I’d ever heard.

The rest of the album doesn’t really hold a candle to that particular song but is worth a listen or two. I have not heard any follow up albums, but Robbie Williams had a pretty sizable hit (In the rest of the world of course) with a cover of Wallinger’s “She’s The One” which can be found on 1997’s “Egyptology.”

This is one of my favorite songs, I think you’ll really like it. It reminds me of Crowded House’s “Don’t Dream it’s Over,” yet doesn’t really sound like it… I don’t know why I make that connection actually.


The video for Is It Like Today?

Ship of Fools

1 comment:

Josh said...

is it like, tomorrow? Or better yet, Is it like, time for a drink?