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.