Jam packed and crammed to the rafters is the compilation album ‘Perfect For Parties 3’. With the odd number of thirty-one tracks of predominantly rockabilly and rhythm and blues making up this compilation album, the decisions made concerning the artists involved no doubt caused a few sleepless nights considering the roster to choose from. By allowing The Rip Em Ups to kick-start this party was definitely the right decision with their piping hot instrumental ‘Killswitch!’. The infectious energy of this opening number permeates to the rest of the album, with the twanging guitar and raw vocals of Crystal & Runnin’ Wild’s ‘You Gotta Go’ really adding to the tempo set, before handing over the baton to the likes of Dale Rocka and the Volcanoes (‘Go Man Go’), The Backseat Boogie (‘Sins and Secrets’) and Marc and the Wild Ones (‘Can’t Stop Lovin’ You’) to keep this particular segment of the party rockin’. A healthy dose of rhythm and blues is added to the mix with the excellent Rusty Pinto and CC Jerome adding much character by way of ‘Mary Lou’, and then followed in similar fashion by Nico Duportal & his Rhythm Dudes (‘When I’m Gone’) and Cherry Casino & the Gamblers (‘Where Can I Put The Junk’). Familiar faces pop up with the longstanding Spo-Dee-O-Dee chipping in with ‘Little Baby of Mine’, and Levi Dexter with ‘Roots Man’, as well as two darker numbers with first, Jittery Jack’s ‘Something Wicked This Way Comes’ and followed by Twisted Rod’s obsessional ‘When I Watch You’. The final statement is left to The Sabres and their instrumental ‘Ride The Savage’, which is the perfect demonstration of how to really celebrate this wild rockin’ party in style.