Sunday, April 23, 2006

The Party - In My Dreams


The Party were a US group who had some success in the 90s in their homeland. Formed from The Mickey Mouse Club TV show - (the show which Britney and Christina came from) - the 5 members released 4 albums in the early 90s. Dee Dee Magno, Tiffani Hale, Chase Hampton, Albert Fields and Damon Pampolina brought their own brand of pop to kids all over the USA. They were pretty famous, and were on the cover of many a teen mag at the time. Oddly enough they only had one top 40 hit, but plenty of minor hits, including "That's Why", "I Found Love", and "Summer Vacation"

Their biggest hit "In My Dreams" was a cover version of an old rock hit by Dokken - but with lead vocals sung by Dee Dee, the track became a pop number which did fairly well over in the US. The track was even touted for release in the UK, but never materialised. The group split in 1994 and since then the members have been very quiet. Dee Dee has appeared in numerous versions of Miss Saigon, and very little has been heard of the others!

I remember hearing this track on Atlantic 252 (remember that?) many years ago and could not find the song anywhere until I stumbled across the first The Party album in a record store, and bought it on impulse. Imagine my surprise when I took it home and played "In My Dreams"!

11 Comments:

Blogger bomitoni said...

i adore the party! they were my fave band growing up :) as for the other members, chase is a band called buzzfly that have a big underground following in LA, damon is hosting a show on playboy, tiffini fell off the face of the earth, and albert did a solo album in the mid 90s and hasn't been heard from much since then. last i heard deedee was doing theater still.

26 April, 2006 19:34  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Awesome, look at the boys hair and that girl with the hat like 'Blossom'!

Thanks for posting this. :-)

27 April, 2006 01:46  
Blogger bomitoni said...

btw, we also started a blog that might be of some interest to you, it's called Milk Carton Pop Stars and we are trying to do "where are they now" pieces on some of our more fave obscure pop acts :)

08 May, 2006 16:48  
Anonymous Ika said...

Soobbb.... I'm so thrill because I found some infos about the party here... ("_______')v

Where can I buy their album around London area? or probably can I get the copy from you... XP

Thx for posting ths

18 July, 2006 22:10  
Anonymous Emily said...

I saw Deedee last Tuesday. She's touring with Wicked. She plays Nessarose, and she couldn't be more perfect for the part. She is now Deedee Magno Hall. Her husband is Cliffton Hall. He's also on the Wicked tour, playing the part of Fiyero. (For all you Wicked fans, trust me when I say that Cliffton Hall is ten times better than Norbert Leo Butz! He is the PERFECT Fiyero!) Deedee and Cliffton have a son named Kaeden.

04 February, 2007 01:08  
Blogger pinkfixie said...

The Party's first album was the first tape I ever really, really wanted. I saved my money up and finally bought it. I listened to it constantly on my walkman. I was in 6th grade and was totally in love with them! (I especially loved Chase bc I have red hair too..)

I still have that tape (and my Vanilla Ice tape ;)

16 February, 2007 06:13  
Blogger Jim Markunas said...

Hey Dannii,

I love your blog. I handle New Media at Gorgeous PR in L.A., and we represent publicity for several great female pop artists I think you may be interested in. What's the best way to contact you?

My e-mail is Jim@GorgeousPR.com

Thanks! I look forward to hearing from you.

28 March, 2007 00:18  
Blogger Jim Markunas said...

Hey Dannii,

I love your blog. I handle New Media at Gorgeous PR in L.A., and we represent publicity for several great female pop artists I think you may be interested in. What's the best way to contact you?

My e-mail is Jim@GorgeousPR.com

Thanks! I look forward to hearing from you.

28 March, 2007 00:19  
Anonymous Miss Rude said...

Is this blog dead, or are you just proctrastinating?

07 July, 2007 09:18  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damon & Albert are now in a band called N Decent Proposal -- they have a video you can watch on youtube.

08 August, 2007 17:46  
Blogger Gustavo said...

please help me. im looking for the name of a girl pop singer of 1999 (i think) or 2001 something like that. help me to remember, she has this video where she change her clothes and hair like magic and at the end of the video she have a baby in her arms... like diferent life or something with blue short hair. and she had like two big hit singles "...where..." something ¡¡ i dont remember. please help.

09 August, 2007 10:55  

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