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Category: Wall Of Voodoo
The Stan Ridgway era Wall of Voodoo was an amazing band, which unfortunately is remembered by most people as a one-hit-wonder for the (semi) hit "Mexican Radio", which, well, okay, let's just get this over with: You know it, everyone knows it, and truth be told it's pretty great. But MTV played it to death and it has totally overshadowed the rest of their work. Not that there's all that much of it - just two album's worth before the band broke...Read More
It’s Friday night and you know what that means at The Wild Reed . . . Yes, Music Night!Let me start by saying that, yes, the lyrics of tonight’s highlighted song, Wall of Voodoo’s “Far Side of Crazy,” are rather disturbing (though, of course, that’s not really surprising given that they explore the twisted mind of John Hinckley, Jr.). Yet I also have to say that I’ve always found it, musically, a kick-a...Read More
Emerging from the LA punk scene in the late Seventies, Wall of Voodoo hit a career peak in 1983 with the spaghetti-western inspired track ‘Mexican Radio’, which broke through to the US Billboard Top 100. The album it was lifted from, Call of The West, broke into the US Top 50, but none of the other five studio albums released by the band managed to attain such lofty commercial heights. ‘Mexican Radio’ briefly went ...Read More
Lyrics: I feel a hot wind on my shoulder And the touch of a world that is olderTurn the switch and check the number Leave it on when in bed I slumberI hear the rhythms of the music I buy the product and never use itI hear the talking of the dj Can't understand just what does he say?I'm on a mexican radio I'm on a mexican radioI dial it in and tune the station They talk about the u.s. inflationI understand just a little No comprende--i...Read More
ABD'de punk fırtınasının dinmesinin hemen ardından kurulan Los Angeles'lı Wall Of Voodoo, new wave sularında yüzmüş bir grup. Grubun ilk kadrosunda Stan Ridgway (vokal, tuşlular), Bill Noland (gitar, vokal), Charles Gray (bas, synthesizer), Joe Nanini (davul) görev almıştı."Call Of The West" albümü özellikle Ridgway'in uğultulu, kasaba vokalleri ile grubun en iyi albümü olarak dikkat çeker. Bu albüm sonrasında solo çalışmalara başlayarak...Read More
WALL OF VOODOO- SELF TITLED EP 1980 A1 Longarm 3:44 A2 The Passenger 4:07 B1 Can't Make Love 3:47 B2 Struggle 2:14 B3 Ring of Fire 4:59 B4 Granma's House 0:55 ...Read More
I have no idea who at MTV liked this quirky number, but somehow "Mexican Radio" went into heavy rotation for a time on the video music channel. Helped by the exposure, the song reached #58 on the charts (the band's only top 100 hit), while the Call of the West album peaked at #45 (the band's only top 100 album). Wall of Voodoo was a new wave band from LA., and originally formed in the late 1970's as a soundtrack company. The band's ...Read More
Their cover of the Cash classic. Stan Ridgeway is a master of atmosphere. This version really works for me. ...Read More