For 23 straight Saturday nights of 1982, The Chicago Party dance show assaulted Chicagoland UHF eyeballs with Spandex, Southside fly guys, tender tenderonies, magicians, contortionists, prismatic video gimmickry, and lip-synched singles by a rising regime of local post-disco casualties. Unfettered nightlife and outlandish humor poured out of oddball outpost The CopHerBox II and onto TV screens, presented here as a 100-minute video mixtape on DVD. Its companion compilation features five previously unreleased tracks, joined by music culled from a trove of self-released 45s and small-time 12”s. Die-cut cathode-ray jacket and six in-package stills put the Party at your fingertips.
Both editions include the entertaining DVD mixtape, isolating the most absurd and outrageous moments from the original broadcasts. Play functions enable viewers to enjoy 23 unique musical performances, as well as a mini-documentary about the creation and realization of The Chicago Party.
For fans of electronic soul with a public-access aesthetic, Ultra-High Frequencies: The Chicago Party is the place to be.
1) Jesus Wayne "The Chicago Party Theme"
2) Magnum force "Girl You're Too Cool"
3) Donnell Pitman "Love Explosion"
4) Jesus Wayne "Rush"
5) Yvonne Gage "Golden Of Eve"
6) Rahmlee "Think"
7) Central Power System "Master's Plan"
8) Donnell Pitman "Burning Up"
9) CloseNCounter "Let Yourself Go"
10) Universal Togetherness Band "Pull Up"
11) MC2 "Blow Me Away"
12) Keni Rightout "Another Day"
13) IND "Into New Dimensions"
14) Ken Allison "Freedom (Sweet) Freedom"
15) New Testament Band "Say Yes"
16) Harvey-Allison Experience "This Is Our Love Story"