Wall of Voodoo is an AMAZING New Wave band from the late 70s/early 80s. They are best known for the song 'Mexican Radio' (unfortunately). Those of you who haven't dug deeper into their work are missing something very special. Stylistically, they merged synth pop, punk and 'spaghetti western' film music. The band was originally formed by Stan Ridgeway with the intention to score low-budget horror films. In fact, the band's early formation began at Acme Soundtracks, an L.A.-based film score business. Marc Moreland, guitarist for the Skulls, started jamming with Ridgeway at the Acme Soundtracks office. Soon, other members from the Skulls joined in (Bruce Moreland on bass & Chas T. Gray on keyboards) along with drummer Joe Nanini (Black Randy and the Metrosquad). From there, the first incarnation of Wall of Voodoo was launched into the musical stratosphere. Although the band went through various line-up changes, Stan Ridgeway remained the consistent creative force in the band. He is still active as a solo performer & film composer.
Below is a live version of my favorite Wall of Voodoo song, 'Can't Make Love.' Enjoy!