I was recently reminded of how cool they were when someone on ljover30 posted a link to the Party All The Time music video. It's like Eddie Murphy and Rick James called all their friends over to just hang out and be in the video.
Of course, a quick search on the the web for the song produces some interesting analysis. Take for example, this insight from "Alternative Reel":
Eddie's failed singing career also marked the decline of his brilliant early film career. Pre-Album? Classics like 48 Hours, Trading Places and Beverly Hills Cop. Post-album? Crap like The Golden Child, Coming to America, Harlem Nights, Another 48 Hours, Boomerang and Beverly Hills Cop III. The strange, early-morning encounter with that transsexual prostitute in 1997 didn't help Murphy's career at all (even though he claimed he was just being a "good Samaritan" by "giving her a ride home"). Fortunately, Eddie has made somewhat of a comeback in recent years, providing the voice of Donkey in Shrek . However, there have been setbacks as well. Just think The Adventures of Pluto Nash.If that's not enough, web pundit "Viper" declares that Party All The Time is the greatest song ever made:
Yes my friends, the thespian Eddie Murphy sang the most wonderful notes I've ever heard. See in the mid 80's Eddie had a successful movie career…but wanted more. So he teamed up with musical sensation Rick James, and together they created Party All The Time. If you've never heard this song, you must do so immediately.My friends, I tell you it's not enough to just listen to the song, you must see the video. Rick James' hair alone is worth the several minutes of your life it will take.