okay ...maybe not
28 Goodbye Jumbo by World Party
I didn't buy this for quite a while partly because I hadn't quite forgiven Karl Wallinger for leaving the Waterboys , partly because Q magazine seemed like they wouldn't stop going on about the lp until ever home had one and partly because all that save the world stuff well it seemed a tad ... hippyish?!
I eventually succumbed when I heard this on the radio and couldn't get it out of my head for about a week
This is one melting pot of an lp. You get a bit of 60's stones and Beatles followed by some 80s Prince, a country soul song followed by some jangle gospel , a heart breaking ballad followed by a scuzzy guitar protest song .. well you get the picture.
Somehow it all works and more importantly hangs together as a coherent lp
The lps theme of save the planet seems a bit less idealistic and a bit more urgent. Here was the other single from the lp with Karl in his best Mick Jagger mode
here is an older wiser Karl with that bit of country soul I mentioned
At there worst they can skate on thin ELO like ice however I cant imagine Jeff Lynne ever having the emotional punch of this
And I Fell Back Alone by World Party
or as blissed out as this
Love Street by World Party
You can buy this bit of future retro here