Wall Of Voodoo

Profil:
Formed: 1977 // Los Angeles, CA, United States
Disbanded: 1988
Members:
Stan Ridgway (vocals, 1977-83)
Andy Prieboy (vocals, 1983-88)
Marc Moreland (guitar, 1977-88)
Bruce Moreland (bass, 1977-82)
Bill Noland (bass, 1982-88)
Chas T. Gray (keyboards, 1979-88)
Joe Nanini (percussion, 1979-83)
Ned Leukhardt (drums, 1983-88)

Wall of Voodoo had its roots in Acme Soundtracks, a film score business started by Stan Ridgway, who was later the vocalist and harmonica player for Wall of Voodoo. Acme Soundtracks' office was across the street from the Hollywood punk club The Masque and Ridgway was soon drawn into the emerging punk/new wave scene there. Marc Moreland, guitarist for local group The Skulls, began jamming with Ridgway at the Acme Soundtracks office and the soundtrack company soon morphed into a new wave band. In 1977, with the addition of Skulls members Bruce Moreland (Marc Moreland's brother) as bassist and Chas T. Gray as keyboardist, along with Joe Nanini (who had been the drummer for Black Randy and the Metrosquad) the first lineup of Wall of Voodoo was born.

The band was named Wall of Voodoo before their first gig in reference to a comment made by a Ridgway's friend Joe Berardi (a member of The Fibonaccis). Berardi was listening to some of the Acme Soundtracks music Ridgway and Moreland had created in their studio. When Ridgway jokingly compared the multiple-drum-machine- and Farfisa-organ-laden recordings to Phil Spector's legendary "wall of sound" production style, Berardi commented it sounded more like a "wall of voodoo", and the name stuck.
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Albums

SP 70022 Wall Of Voodoo - Dark Continent Cover-Design Wall Of Voodoo Dark Continent (Album) I.R.S. Records SP 70022 US 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
CS-70026 Wall Of Voodoo - Call Of The West Cover-Design Wall Of Voodoo Call Of The West (Album, MiniAlbum) I.R.S. Records CS-70026 Canada 1982 Diese Version verkaufen
none Wall Of Voodoo - BBC College Concert #20 Cover-Design Wall Of Voodoo BBC College Concert #20(LP, Transcription) London Wavelength none US 1983 Diese Version verkaufen
MIRF 1006 Wall Of Voodoo - Seven Days In Sammystown Cover-Design Wall Of Voodoo Seven Days In Sammystown (Album) I.R.S. Records, I.R.S. Records MIRF 1006 UK 1985 Diese Version verkaufen
IRSD-5997 Wall Of Voodoo - Happy Planet Cover-Design Wall Of Voodoo Happy Planet (Album) I.R.S. Records IRSD-5997 US 1987 Diese Version verkaufen
ILS 460848 4 Wall Of Voodoo - The Ugly Americans In Australia Cover-Design Wall Of Voodoo The Ugly Americans In Australia (Album) I.R.S. Records ILS 460848 4 Europe 1988 Diese Version verkaufen

Singles & EPs

EP 01 Wall Of Voodoo - Wall Of Voodoo Cover-Design Wall Of Voodoo Wall Of Voodoo (EP) Index EP 01 US 1980 Diese Version verkaufen
ES 720 Wall Of Voodoo - Call Box (1-2-3) Cover-Design Wall Of Voodoo Call Box (1-2-3)(7", Single) Illegal Records (2) ES 720 Australia 1981 Diese Version verkaufen
12.001 Wall Of Voodoo - Ring Of Fire (Remix) Cover-Design Wall Of Voodoo Ring Of Fire (Remix) Index 12.001 US 1982 Diese Version verkaufen
SP 70407 Wall Of Voodoo - Two Songs By Wall Of Voodoo Cover-Design Wall Of Voodoo Two Songs By Wall Of Voodoo (Single, Maxi) I.R.S. Records SP 70407 US 1982 Diese Version verkaufen
SP-70963 Wall Of Voodoo - Mexican Radio Cover-Design Wall Of Voodoo Mexican Radio (Single) I.R.S. Records, I.R.S. Records SP-70963 US 1982 Diese Version verkaufen
ILS 0031 Wall Of Voodoo - On Interstate 15 Cover-Design Wall Of Voodoo On Interstate 15(7") Illegal Records (2) ILS 0031 UK 1982 Diese Version verkaufen
AM-589 Wall Of Voodoo - On Interstate 15 / Call Of The West Cover-Design Wall Of Voodoo On Interstate 15 / Call Of The West(7", Single) I.R.S. Records AM-589 Canada 1982 Diese Version verkaufen
ILSA 5013 Wall Of Voodoo - Big City Cover-Design Wall Of Voodoo Big City (Single) I.R.S. Records ILSA 5013 Netherlands 1984 Diese Version verkaufen
ES 1132 Wall Of Voodoo - (Don't Spill My) Courage Cover-Design Wall Of Voodoo (Don't Spill My) Courage I.R.S. Records ES 1132 Australia 1985 Diese Version verkaufen
L33-17051 Wall Of Voodoo - Far Side Of Crazy Cover-Design Wall Of Voodoo Far Side Of Crazy (Single, Maxi) I.R.S. Records L33-17051 US 1985 Diese Version verkaufen
650784 6 Wall Of Voodoo - Do It Again Cover-Design Wall Of Voodoo Do It Again (Single, Maxi) I.R.S. Records 650784 6 Australia 1987 Diese Version verkaufen
651231 7 Wall Of Voodoo - Elvis Bought Dora A Cadillac Cover-Design Wall Of Voodoo Elvis Bought Dora A Cadillac(7", Single) I.R.S. Records 651231 7 Australia 1987 Diese Version verkaufen
PRO 454 Wall Of Voodoo - The Ugly Americans In Norway Cover-Design Wall Of Voodoo The Ugly Americans In Norway(7", Single, Promo) I.R.S. Records PRO 454 Norway 1988 Diese Version verkaufen

Compilations

IRSA7048 Wall Of Voodoo - Granma's House - A Collection Of Songs By Wall Of Voodoo Cover-Design Wall Of Voodoo Granma's House - A Collection Of Songs By Wall Of Voodoo (Comp, Album) I.R.S. Records IRSA7048 UK & Europe 1984 Diese Version verkaufen
7 70111-2 Wall Of Voodoo - The Index Masters Cover-Design Wall Of Voodoo The Index Masters (Comp) Restless Records 7 70111-2 US 1991 Diese Version verkaufen
RVCD-309 Wall Of Voodoo - Dark Continent / Call Of The West Cover-Design Wall Of Voodoo Dark Continent / Call Of The West(CD, Comp, RM) Raven Records RVCD-309 Australia 2009 Diese Version verkaufen
302 067 119 2 Wall Of Voodoo - Lost Weekend (The Best Of Wall Of Voodoo - The I.R.S. Years) Cover-Design Wall Of Voodoo Lost Weekend (The Best Of Wall Of Voodoo - The I.R.S. Years)(CD, Comp) Varèse Sarabande Records, Inc. 302 067 119 2 US 2011 Diese Version verkaufen
RVCD-359 Wall Of Voodoo - Seven Days In Sammystown / Happy Planet / The Ugly Americans In Australia Cover-Design Wall Of Voodoo Seven Days In Sammystown / Happy Planet / The Ugly Americans In Australia(2xCD, Comp, RM) Raven Records RVCD-359 Australia 2012 Diese Version verkaufen

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Numanoid

Numanoid

3. Mai 2019
A truly great western band, MK1 featured Stan Ridgway, and Joe Nanini's unique percussion, MK2 brought in Andy Prieboy who knew his way round LA Noire. Holding it together all the way was Chas T Gray (one of few who still used the MiniMoog in the 80's) and Marc Morelands (RIP) fantastic guitar playing.
tigerbug

tigerbug

31. Januar 2019
Why are so many members deleted from lineup? They all should be reinstated.
charlie2300

charlie2300

19. August 2016
A truly important band; the premier purveyors of urban American ballads infused deeply with the spirit of the Wild West. Stan the man is the voice of lost America. A unique sound whose nearest contemporaries would be Tuxedomoon in their early days. Oddball electronics, a seriously chunky wild west guitar, driven, manic music and Stan the man. Perfect. The initial 12" release is an essential wonder and includes the most awesome version of "Ring Of Fire". Pure wild west, expanded upon through the first two LP's and culminating with the epic ballad, "Call Of The West" on the self-titled second album. The magic died when Stan the man exited stage left.

Check out "Crack The Bell" live if you can find it. Pure mania.
pyenapple

pyenapple

29. Juni 2015
An innovative and iconoclastic new wave group from L.A., Wall Of Voodoo could only have existed in the early 1980s, intelligent youths soaking in the cold war paranoia and mesquite-flavored sands of the Southwest. Their music is a peculiarly potent infused tequila/gasoline-fueled juggernaut of narrative and percussion, angular declarations like letters home from disillusioned robots at war. For me, Wall Of Voodoo truly only existed for their debut EP and first two albums: the chemistry between Stan Ridgeway and the band felt like the relationship between the brazen, carefully-carved cuckoo bird and the rusty, trusty gears of the clock. The band became something else after Stan left; not necessarily lesser, but less necessary. However, the recordings the group made up through 1982-83 are really something special. Dark, moody, intense, uneasy, but beautiful. Recipe for your clear-skied, dark, hot summer night: Cold cheap beer with limes, "Repo Man", then Wall Of Voodoo.

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