Party of One

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Party of One
Studio album by Nick Lowe
Released 1990
Recorded March 1988 - October 1989
Studio Oceanway Studios, Los Angeles
Record One Studios, Sherman Oaks, California
Genre Rock and roll
Label Reprise
Producer Dave Edmunds
Nick Lowe chronology
Pinker and Prouder than Previous
(1988)Pinker and Prouder than Previous1988
Party of One
The Impossible Bird
(1994)The Impossible Bird1994
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau A−[2]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[3]

Party of One is an album by English singer-songwriter Nick Lowe. Produced by Dave Edmunds, it was released in 1990 by Reprise Records and reissued with altered cover art and two bonus tracks in 1995 by Upstart Records.

Party of One is one of only two Nick Lowe solo albums with no cover songs, as it is made up entirely of songs written or co-written by Lowe (the other album is 1982's Nick the Knife). One of the songs on Party of One, "All Men Are Liars," features a playful jab at Rick Astley and quotes from his 1987 song "Never Gonna Give You Up."

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Nick Lowe except as noted.

Side one[edit]

  1. "You Got the Look I Like"
  2. "(I Want to Build a) Jumbo Ark"
  3. "Gai-Gin Man"
  4. "Who Was That Man?"
  5. "What's Shakin' on the Hill"

Side two[edit]

  1. "Shting-Shtang"
  2. "All Men Are Liars"
  3. "Rocky Road" (Lowe, Simon Kirke)
  4. "Refrigerator White"
  5. "I Don't Know Why You Keep Me On"
  6. "Honeygun"

CD reissue bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "You Stabbed Me in the Front"
  2. "Rocket Coast"