Where's the Party?

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Where's the Party
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Studio album by Eddie Money
Released October 1983
Genre Rock, pop rock
Length 37:37
Label Columbia
Producer Tom Dowd / Eddie Money
Eddie Money chronology
No Control
(1982)No Control1982
Where's the Party
(1983)
Can't Hold Back
(1986)Can't Hold Back1986
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Where's the Party? is Eddie Money's fifth album, released in 1983.

Money described the album as more upbeat and positive than his previous album No Control, saying, "We're ready to rock.... We're all in a party mood, and the album reflects that."[2]

The album peaked at #67 on the Billboard 200 album chart, making it Money's lowest-charting album up to that time. Critic Lennox Samuels of Independent Press Service wrote in his review, "The party's not on this record, anyway. Side 1 is an undistinguished assortment of mid- to uptempo rock tunes." Samuels did praise the track "The Big Crash", which he described as "a bouncy dance tune with an effective interplay between John Nelson's lead guitar and Duane Hitchings' synthesizer," and noted that "Leave It to Me" appeared to show Money "venturing into new music", with a sound close to that of many popular synth-bands of the time.[3]

In a 1986 interview promoting his following album, Can't Hold Back, Money stated that Where's the Party? "sold about 280,000 units. For the money I spent on it, it wasn't enough."[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Maybe Tomorrow" (Eddie Money, Steve Farris, Alan Pasqua, Gary O'Connor) - 4:54
  2. "Bad Girls" (Money, Duane Hitchings) - 3:26
  3. "Club Michelle" (Money, Ralph Carter, Mitchell Froom, Raymond Charles Burton) - 4:06
  4. "Back on the Road" (Money, Carter, Davitt Sigerson) - 3:05
  5. "Don't Let Go" (Money, Carter, Mark Radice) - 4:05
  6. "The Big Crash" (Money, Hitchings) - 3:39
  7. "Where's the Party?" (Money, Carter) - 3:54
  8. "Leave It to Me" (Money, Hitchings) - 4:07
  9. "Backtrack" (Money) - 6:21

Singles[edit]

  • "The Big Crash" (1983) #54 US Billboard (22 weeks)[5]
  • "Club Michelle" (1984) #66 US Billboard (7 weeks)[6]

Personnel[edit]

  • Eddie Money – vocals, saxophone on tracks 1 & 7, piano on track 9
  • John Nelson – guitars on tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7, lead on tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7
  • Steve Farris – guitars on tracks 1, 2, 3 & 8, lead on track 8
  • Frank Linx – guitar on tracks 3 & 6, percussion on track 1
  • Jimmy Lyon – all guitars on track 9
  • Ralph Carter – bass, guitar on tracks 6 & 7, rhythm guitar
  • Michael Botts – drums on tracks 1, 3, 5 & 6, percussion on track 7
  • Gary Ferguson – drums on tracks 4 & 8
  • Gary Mallaber – drums on track 2
  • Art Wood – drums on track 9
  • Randy Nichols – Hammond B3 on tracks 4, 6 & 9, synthesizers on track 9
  • Duane Hitchings – synthesizers on tracks 2, 6, 7 & 8
  • Mitchell Froom – synthesizers on tracks 3 & 5
  • Alan Pasqua – synthesizers on track 1
  • Paulinho Da Costa – percussion on tracks 1, 2 & 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r13295
  2. ^ Kisiel, Ralph (1983-12-04). "Rocker Eddie Money Planning Toledo Concert". The Blade. Toledo, Ohio. pp. G1. Retrieved 3 October 2011. 
  3. ^ Samuels, Lennox (1983-12-30). "Rolling Stones' New Album Is 'Masterly'". Spartanburg Herald-Journal. Independent Press Service. pp. D4. Retrieved 3 October 2011. 
  4. ^ Associated Press (1986-09-28). "Eddie Money Back ... Ready to Rock". Ocala Star-Banner. pp. 10E. Retrieved 3 October 2011. 
  5. ^ "Big Crash - Eddie Money". Billboard. Retrieved 10 October 2011. 
  6. ^ "Club Michelle - Eddie Money". Billboard. Retrieved 10 October 2011.