Party (Iggy Pop album)

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Party
Studio album by Iggy Pop
Released June 1981
Recorded 1981
Record Plant Studios, New York
Genre Post-punk
Label Arista
Producer Thom Panunzio
Tommy Boyce
Iggy Pop chronology
Soldier
(1980)
Party
(1981)
Zombie Birdhouse
(1982)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars [1]

Party is a 1981 album by Iggy Pop. For this record, he collaborated with Ivan Kral, who is best known as guitar and bass player for Patti Smith in the 1970s.

Background[edit]

When Arista heard the album, they brought in former Monkee producer, Tommy Boyce, to remix "Bang Bang".[citation needed] It was released as a single, charting at #35 on the Billboard club play singles chart, and was later covered by David Bowie. According to Iggy Pop's autobiography, I Need More, he wrote "Bang Bang" as Arista Records wanted a single and he promised them a commercial album. He originally wanted Phil Spector or Mike Chapman to produce the song. Iggy claimed he got idea for the song from reading The Right Stuff at a local bookstore.

Party is the last of Pop's three albums with Arista Records, following New Values and Soldier. The Party tour was documented on the DVD Live in San Francisco. Buddha reissued the album in 2000 with two bonus tracks: "Speak to Me" plus a cool jazz rendition of the standard "One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)".

The song "Pumpin' for Jill" appeared on the television show Chuck, in the episode "Chuck Versus the Ex" in which Chuck meets his ex, Jill.

Charts[edit]

The record peaked at number 166 on Billboard's Top 200 albums.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Iggy Pop and Ivan Kral except where noted.

  1. "Pleasure" – 3:10
  2. "Rock and Roll Party" – 4:11
  3. "Eggs on Plate" – 3:41
  4. "Sincerity" – 2:38
  5. "Houston Is Hot Tonight" – 3:30
  6. "Pumpin' for Jill" – 4:30
  7. "Happy Man" – 2:19
  8. "Bang Bang" – 4:08
  9. "Sea of Love" (George Khoury, Phil Phillips) – 3:49
  10. "Time Won't Let Me" (Tom King, Chet Kelly) – 3:22

CD reissue bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Speak To Me" - 2:39
  2. "One for My Baby (and One More for the Road)" (Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer) - 4:05

Alternate versions[edit]

  • "Bang Bang" (7" Edit) - 3:40
  • "Sea Of Love" (7" Edit) - 3:43

Personnel[edit]

  • Iggy Popvocals
  • Ivan Kralguitar, keyboards
  • Rob Duprey – guitar
  • Michael Page – bass
  • Douglas Bowne – drums
  • Jimmy Whizner – arrangements on "Sea of Love", "Bang Bang", "Time Won't Let Me"
  • The Uptown Horns – brass on "Pleasure", "Sincerity", "Houston Is Hot Tonight", "Happy Man"

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