wall of voodoo - mexican radio

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when i was drunk and posted that cannibal ox sampled video killed the radio star, i meant mexican radio. this is a great song.

ethan, Wednesday, 13 March 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Wall of Voodoo is so much better than just that song.

A Nairn, Wednesday, 13 March 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Definitely better left forgotten.

DeRayMi, Wednesday, 13 March 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

There a great Polvo cover of it. Wait, sorry there's a TERRIBLE Polvo cover of it, but it still manages to sound amazing.

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 13 March 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

what song did they sample it for?

minna, Wednesday, 13 March 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

To hell with Polvo's cover -- Celtic Frost, baby.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 13 March 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Far side of crazy, baby.

Sean Carruthers, Wednesday, 13 March 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Yep, Stan Ridgway is a genius. It's been fun watching all the mundanes (and mundanes masqurading as rock critics) get his brand of serious whimsy wrong. For example, this bleak and lonely little song always gets treated as if it was a novelty record. It was also fun seeing all the question marks appear over people's heads when "Camoflage" came out.

Christine "Green Leafy Dragon" Indigo, Wednesday, 13 March 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Why wasn't "Back in Flesh" a hit instead of "Mexican Radio"?

Dave225, Thursday, 14 March 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

There's like this Seinfeld episode I guess where Kramer is singing this song but I don't remember it and my boyfriend is always going on about it, that and the one where he's drinking odorless scotch. I remember that one but not the Mexican Radio one.

Ally, Thursday, 14 March 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

And to bring the party to a halt, WOV guitarist Marc Moreland just passed on...

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 14 March 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

My condolences to his family and friends. What did he die of?

Christine "Green Leafy Dragon" Indigo, Thursday, 14 March 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Marc died from liver cancer.

Chris Barrus, Thursday, 14 March 2002 01:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

four months pass...
Listen closely to the end of an extended verision of Mexican Radio As its fading away...RADIO RADIO POLIO RADIO

MR.LUBA, Wednesday, 31 July 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

six years pass...

I don't know that version, dude. YSI? hahahah

Christ almighty god I love You Tube:

Giggle Blast (Bimble Is Still More Goth Than You), Monday, 6 October 2008 04:34 (nine years ago) Permalink

Whole Call Of The West album is great.

jigglepanda.gif (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 6 October 2008 04:39 (nine years ago) Permalink

Apparantly Primus was supposed to cover this for the secret track to Antipop, but couldn't get clearance.

jigglepanda.gif (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 6 October 2008 04:40 (nine years ago) Permalink

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Some friend of mine bought that single for me for my birthday circa...1983? I'd just turned 12 years old, and I flipped my lid over that. I wasn't really sure I knew who did the song...I'd heard it on American Bandstand but I wasn't really sure who did that song yet and all of a sudden, someone handed me the single of it. I played it over and over and over and over and over.

What I remember most was that the drum sounds they had on that American Bandstand performance were like nothing else that had ever been heard before, a totally new sound.

Giggle Blast (Bimble Is Still More Goth Than You), Monday, 6 October 2008 04:41 (nine years ago) Permalink

>>the drum sounds they had...

The junkstore percussion of the late, great Joe Nanini, augmented by the Kalamazoo Rhythm Ace.

Great song, great album, great band.

Dan Peterson, Monday, 6 October 2008 14:12 (nine years ago) Permalink

I never cared much for call of the west aside from "mexican radio", dark continent is their finest album. still criminally out of print.

the index masters is great too, their cover of "ring of fire" can't be beat.

Edward III, Monday, 6 October 2008 14:31 (nine years ago) Permalink

MINDMELD I am RIGHT NOW listening to their 'Ring Of Fire' cover on this new Optimo mix that Domino are putting out (and which is ace)!

The Slash My Father Wrote (DJ Mencap), Monday, 6 October 2008 14:41 (nine years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

I'll do it tomorrow, that seems like a pretty good idea to me!!!

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Friday, 28 May 2010 20:38 (eight years ago) Permalink

four years pass...

Utterly brilliant reflection on his WoV time:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTl_v7sFF78

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Monday, 29 September 2014 15:52 (three years ago) Permalink

man thst is beautiful

The Complainte of Ray Tabano, Monday, 29 September 2014 16:53 (three years ago) Permalink

This has just made my crappy Monday at work 100x better. Thank you!

Dick Clownload (Dan Peterson), Monday, 29 September 2014 17:05 (three years ago) Permalink

There's no dedicated Stan Ridgway thread. The man's released a truckload of great music. That tune is from "Snakebite", one of his best albums.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Monday, 29 September 2014 17:12 (three years ago) Permalink

That tune was great; I stopped following his solo career for some reason but I do remember how gorgeous and amazing the song "Snaketrain" is

Maggie killed Quagmire (collest baby ever) (frogbs), Monday, 29 September 2014 18:00 (three years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

Wall of Voodoo's live appearance at the US festival is worth looking up on the usual video sites. That is some discordant and odd music to drop on a football stadium. You find the the full video and you will also get a Young Woz bonus guest spot. Heck of an array of now vintage Rolands and synths in the live setup too.

earlnash, Sunday, 11 March 2018 19:37 (six months ago) Permalink

I might be wrong, but I think Andy Prieboy, Ridgeway's replacement, was the first music guy I ever interviewed (when Seven Days in Sammystown came out). I'd be interested in travelling back in time to hear how I convinced the editor this was a worthwhile idea.

clemenza, Sunday, 11 March 2018 19:47 (six months ago) Permalink

Hm, look like my link above got lost:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUEzHQhydpo

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Monday, 12 March 2018 02:31 (six months ago) Permalink

I watched that US Festival footage last night, so amazing. I laughed out loud when Stan yells, "We're really boogieing now!" What a bunch of wiseacres.

Fifteen miles to the Maaaaaatt Schlapp! (Dan Peterson), Tuesday, 13 March 2018 14:45 (six months ago) Permalink


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