Party is SUPER CHARGED COOL partyin' muzik
Vince Cabrera | 01/14/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The title of the album describes what the songs are. They totally rock and are dancable. If you've never heard this you need to check it out. Pumpin for Jill is one of my favorite Iggy songs ever. If you're gonna have a party and you're gonna play some Iggy you gotta play this... The songs are real coooool and this is Iggy that you can play in the pressence of anyone! Your mom, the cops, your dog, and they'll all like it."
Wonderfully Tacky and Fun
Vince Cabrera | Milan, Italy | 06/25/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I thought it would have been obvious from the cheesy cover art, but this is Iggy Pop's vision of those crappy "Summer Hits" compilation albums you usually see advertised on late night television and meant to "liven up your party". That is why there is such a variety of styles on it, from "Sea Of Love" (just made for slow dancing) to the somewhat demented tear-jerker "Pumping For Jill". I gather "Happy Man" is a sort of novelty song. Most of the songs are somewhat mindless party music (hence the title) They're happy, harmless, tacky pop songs like you would find on any respectable top 40 playlist of the 80sI agree that this is not one of Iggy Pop's most characteristic or better albums, but it's an interesting bit of playacting, with Iggy trying different roles and modes. I probably wouldn't take this on a desert island with me, but it's certainly a lot of fun."
Party like it's 1981!
Daniel Walimaa | Detroit Rock City, Michigan | 11/20/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Oh Boy, does this album ever bring back good memories to mind. In the early Eighties, I was really getting into a lot of the New Wave music back then. Bands like DEVO, Talking Heads, Adam and the Ants, The B52's, The Cars, and The Plasmatics (Not really New Wave, but still a great band.). And while Iggy is known as the "Godfather of Punk", his Eighties work fit right in with all the New Wave sounds.
I was first introduced to the music of Iggy Pop from a classmate of mine in High School who turned me on to his albums, Lust For Life, and The Idiot, which are two excellent must-have classics. So, by the time Party came out, I was already a fan.
This album is phenomenal in every sense of the word. It features some of Iggy's greatest songs ever, in my opinion. Songs like Houston Is Hot Tonight, Wow, what a track! The guitar riff in this thing is awesome, and the lyrics by Iggy are some of the best ever, "My brain is tired of the wind. Chicago winters, just do me in. They`ve got a Moonman, on the telephone. Project X, Hey, Houston control." Of course Iggy makes it sound so much cooler.
Anyway, if you are looking for something different, give this album a try. In fact, all 3 albums that Iggy did for Arista are must-haves, those being, Soldier, New Values, and Party.
Standout tracks are, Pleasure, Eggs On Plate, Sincerity, Houston Is Hot Tonight, Pumpin' For Jill, and Sea Of Love.