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World Party: In A World Of His Own

Mat Snow, Q, October 1990

Karl Wallinger’s wilderness years were ended when he formed World Party. Gone forever the endless dabblings that took him from the rock ‘n’ roll inferno of Prestatyn to earning a crust with The Rocky Horror Show. Suddenly — somehow — he knew what he had to do. "After music," he tells Mat Snow, "I had to work on me."

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