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Stan Ridgway: The Best Storyteller of the 80’s

Filed under: Music,Reviews — Laura Moncur @ 11:27 am

I almost forgot about Stan Ridgeway. The first time I ever heard his voice was on Mexican Radio when he was in Wall of Voodoo. In retrospect, it sounds VERY unPC now, but I still love it.

I love this song about a taxi driver who got himself in a bad situation, Just Drive.

The most haunting song, however, is Camouflage. It still gives me chills.

I never heard It’s A Lonely Town in the 80’s, but it’s a great story.

Another crime song from Stan Ridgway Goin’ Southbound. I remember hearing this song when I was a teenager.

It’s pretty clear that Bill Paxton really wanted to be Stan Ridgway when he grew up. Reach by Martini Ranch sounds like it was written after a week-long Wall of Voodoo binge.


1 Comment »

  1. Wow. I had totally forgotten Wall of Voodoo! Thanks for the memories…

    “I’m on a Mexican, wo-oh, Radio…” that’s going to be in my head all week now.

    Comment by Tom G. — 2/19/2012 @ 8:53 pm

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