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The following messages were posted between 07/01/2000 and 12/31/2000.

Date: 12/31/00 19:24:18 PST

Date: 12/31/00 18:18:58 PST

Comments:
Hi there....What u think people, about the cover made by "Celtic Frost" to "Mexican radio" ?

i think is great..!!!

Cheers
Deadcliff


Date: 12/31/00 17:03:48 PST

Comments:
oh man,
awful news...lets flood the mailbox over there.

rich; galaimpter@aol.com shiverin' on cahuenga and yucca
viva marc and his fender jag the heart of WoV


Date: 12/31/00 14:16:55 PST

Comments:

Greetings Voodoo-ites,


This is Elizabeth (a.k.a. Ms. Vieuxdo) and I have a serious announcement to make about Marc
Moreland. A friend of the Moreland family (a very nice man named Doug who I
thank profusely for contacting me) emailed me yesterday to inform me that Marc
has been very sick for the past three months and has been confined to a hospital
in France. Well, all you regulars here know what a skeptic I am about people
appearing out of the blue claiming to be family friends (and sometimes even band
members), so I decided to check his story out before bringing it to the rest of
you. This morning I talked to Marc's mother in California for over an hour while
she filled me in on what's been going on. Here's the straight scoop.



For the past three months Marc has been hospitalized in France with liver
problems and other ailments they haven't quite figured out yet. Since he doesn't speak much French it's been a nightmare for him
because he understands little of what the doctors and nurses say to him while
he's being poked, prodded and tested. His wife visits him daily
and his family and friends call when possible, but he's still a stranger in a
strange land and very weak. No
one has told him about Joe Nanini's death yet because they don't want to upset
him right now. 



So now you're all asking "Is there anything we can do to help?"
Well, yes there is. His mother thinks it would be a fabulous boost to his morale
if his many fans would send him cards and letters wishing him a speedy recovery.
I will post an address of a friend of his where you can send things to in France
and they will be delivered to him in the hospital. You're also welcome to send
Get Well emails to me over the next week and I will print them out and
send them off on January 8, 2001. His mother hopes that a show of support from
his fans will give him the extra boost he needs to get to the point where he's
well enough to fly home. She also asks that you please not mention Joe Nanini in
your letters. He'll be told about Joe's death when he's feeling better, but his
mother doesn't want to put any more pressure on him at the moment.



There are a lot of you here on The Wall who have known me for years and know
I would never bring something like this to you if it wasn't totally legitimate.
If you remember, I'm the one who made Bruce prove to me he was actually Bruce a
while back when he posted to The Wall. I would not be posting this here today if
I wasn't  sure it was legit. Mrs. Moreland will be calling me if
there's any updates to Marc's condition that you all should know about and I
will post them as soon as I hear. We just
lost Joe without being able to tell him how much he meant to us. Let's not let
the same happen with Marc. No one's asking you to send money. All it will cost
is the price of an airmail stamp. I'll be posting all this to various WoV
related mailing lists and such. Please feel free to pass the word on anywhere
you think it will help. 



I can be contacted at vieuxdo@bigfoot.com. Feel
free to email any time.



Here's the (This is the newest address 1/3/01 JtL)address where you can send cards and letters:


Marc Moreland
PO Box 1384
Coos Bay, OR 97420

So get your pen and paper out and get writing. Marc has meant a lot to all of
us over the years. Here's our chance to give back a little of what he's given
us. His mother says all he wants is to get well and maybe we can cheer him up
enough that the healing process speeds up and he can have his wish. Also, Marc's
birthday is January 8th, so birthday cards are welcome too!
Thanks for
listening. Happy New Year to all of you!


Elizabeth


ps.

Even though the news about Marc wasn't what we like to hear, I'd like to share good news about Bruce. His mom tells me he's at long last drug and alcohol free! He's in excellent health and living and working in San Francisco right now. The brothers are very close and Bruce has been to France to visit Marc in the hospital. He'll return to France when Marc is well enough to come home to make sure he gets back in one piece. Bruce has been through hell in his life as well, but with the love and support of his family and friends, he's been able to turn things around. He deserves a round of applause for doing what many thought would be impossible!


That's it for me this year. Bye for now!


Elizabeth
(a.k.a. Ms. Vieuxdo)




Date: 12/31/00 06:37:38 PST

Comments:
HOWDY !!! KING RICHARD HERE..

WHAT ?????? STAN THE MAN??????

Well, TOBY... I for one LOVE the song UBA'S HOUSE OF FASION. I must say that PARTYBALL is a favorite cd of mine. I also have had ANATOMY in my changer since I got it.

What I want MR, RIDGWAY to speak on is:
1. the prices that WALL OF VOODOO'S DARK C. is going for on EBAY.

2. Had you stayed past CALL OF THE WEST, what direction do you think the band would have went? In other words, would THE BIG HEAT have been the next WALL OF VOODOO cd?

3.Any regrets that a reunion show was not done before JOE died DEC. 4th?

4. I am sure that you hear people tell you all the time what their favorite W.O.V. or solo song of yours is. So I want to know what YOUR favorite WOV & solo song is that you did.

There are so many other things I want to ask, but at this time, I can't get my brain to get past the idea that STAN WAS ON HERE !!!!

K.R.
STANFAN



Date: 12/30/00 22:16:08 PST

Comments:
Stan Speaks!!!!! I'm flabbergassed..... This is the best christmas ever!!!

They Don't Want Me is one of my all time favorite Voodoo songs!!!

Mr. Ridgway... after all is said and done and all of the bad feeling are swept under the rug, do you remember those Voodoo years fondly? We love all of the stuff you did after Voodoo, even Uba's House of Fashion, but the Voodoo stuff still sits in my heart as life altering. Do you ever miss Marc and Chas and working with them?

By The Way.. Anatomy was glued into my cd player for three months... It was so great!

Much respect
Toby Dammit


Date: 12/30/00 19:21:06 PST

Comments:
Yes Richard, please allow me now twenty years later to apoligize for firing you that day from Call Of The West...i was out of my goard! BUT..then YOU had locked me OUT of the mixing of " They Don't Want Me", twisting dails and pushing buttons like some sonic shamanistic madman, looking for the "lost chord"..which left me nothing to do except drink more and more liqour, and re-fuel myself with various studio medications of the day,.. and get very paranoid, (more than normally) about losing control, and thinking about the album budget, and mind wrestling with our beloved, but very, very angry and unstable Joe Nanini, not to mention the stoopid record label goons, and.. and ..and..hold it!.. I'm getting all worked up again.

THE big reason WOV's Call of The West turned out so good is because Richard Mazda was our producer. He was the fifth member of the band and his talents and experience were the crucial elements in getting it all down on tape. (yes..it was tape then..big bulky tape..) He really knew and felt what we were trying to capture.
Our dark, absurd and decidedly cynical vision was not lost on him to say the least and he was critical in helping us build a real "world" that the album existed in. Thanks Richard, and all the best to you.

Stan Ridgway


Date: 12/30/00 02:15:34 PST

Comments:
Mr. Mazda... please keep going with the stories. I heard quite a few of the when I interviewed you at Andy's but the boys (and girls ) here would love some more... What about getting fired by Stan? Or recording "there's nothing on this side". Or the fiasco that was Happy Planet... see you all seem to forget that Mr. mazda was around to produce that record too. I'm glad that you finally let the cat out of the bag aobut the Rocket Fuel... that is something that sheds a whole lot of light on the whole band, but the general public was very unaware of. I would just like to say that it's great that you post here and we would love to hear some more stories. What about the time you played with them in San Diego?

Toby Dammit


Date: 12/28/00 19:42:29 PST

Comments:
howdy !!!! KING RICHARD HERE......

Hope everyone is having a great holiday season & have plans for the NEW YEAR. I have gotten a couple of emails about the boots of WALL OF VOODOO (STAN years). They wanted to know if I had a list for the ANDY years. As a matter of fact, I do.

If you are collecting, here is what you need.

WALL OF VOODOO bootlegs (audio)1984-1986

11-5-84 PRESTON CLOUDS, ENGLAND
11-8-84 EDINBERG, SCOTLAND
11-12-84 PALAIS @ NOTTINGHAM ENGLAND
11-13-84 LEA'S @ FOLKESTONE, ENGLAND
11-18-84 LYCEUM THEATER @ LONDON ENGLAND
1-24-85 KCSN FM INTERVIEW @ NOTHRIDGE, CA
2-?-85 UCLA CAMPUS @ LOS ANGELOS, CA
11-19-85 JB SCOTT THEATER @ ALBANY, NY
12-26-85 @ HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA
?-?-86 BRUCE MORELAND INTERVIEW, WEST GERMANY
1-?-86 BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW, SAN DIEGO, CA
1-4-86 GOLDEN HALL @SAN DIEGO, CA
1-5-86 @PHOENIX AZ
2-10-86 BOGART'S @ LONG BEACH, CA
2-19-86 CLUB CAN'T TELL @ SACRAMENTO, CA
3-4-86 NEW ORLEANS, LA
3-15-86 MARQUEE CLUB, LONDON
3-16-86 ALABAMAHALLE @ MUNICH, W. GERMANY
3-19-86 QBO @BOLOGNA, ITALY
3-22-86 TEATRO ESPERO @ ROME, ITALY
3-23-86 "SHADOWOV" FLORENCE, ITALY
3-24-86 BIG CLUB @ TORINO, ITALY
3-26-86 TOTENTANZ @ BASEL, SWITZERLAND
4-3-86 UBU CLUB @ RENNES, FRANCE
4-5-86 BORDEAUX, FRANCE
4-7-86 FRANKFURT, WEST GERMANY
4-8-86 KOLN, WEST GERMANY
4-9-86 PC 69 @ BIELEFELD, WEST GERMANY
4-16-86 THE CIRCUS @ OSLO, NORWAY
4-21-86 THE LOFT @ BERLIN, W. GERMANY
4-23-86 SOX'S @ HANNOVER, WEST GERMANY
4-24-86 BOCHUM, W. GERMANY
5-4-86 POWERHOUSE @ BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND
5-7-86 WAREHOUSE @ LEEDS ENGLAND
5-9-86 HAMMERSMITH @ LONDON
5-24-86 MELBORNE, AUSTRALIA
5-25-86 LYON ENTPE, FRANCE
9-12-86 COACH HOUSE @ SAN JUAN, CA
9-19-86 PARK PLAZA HOTEL, LOS ANGELOS, CA
12-31-86 SAN DIEGO, CA

FROM 87-89 to come later.
K.R.


Date: 12/28/00 12:58:48 PST

Comments:
Hey I am lookin' for bass tabs for 'Mexican Radio' and was wondering if anyone could help me out. Thanks...
Zach
zhurst@uiuc.edu


Date: 12/27/00 13:57:17 PST

Comments:
Does anyone know if "URGH! A Music War" is out on DVD?

I'm also looking for the publisher if possible. I definately want to get this out on DVD. I know there is a market for it.

Any information would be so helpful! Thanks...

David Crump
david@netcitizen.com



Date: 12/24/00 09:32:35 PST

Comments:
My email is Pete1013@aol.com.
Thanks for the list King Richard!
Pete


Date: 12/24/00 05:54:53 PST

Comments:
This list of bootlegs of WALL OF VOODOO (STAN years)/DRYWALL/STAN is taken from the site STANFAN.


TAKE ME TO YOUR LEADER (78-79 DEMOS)
THE BARN, RIVERSIDE, CA. 11-22-79
LOS ANGELOS, CA. 4-19-80
CIVIC THEATER, SANTA MONICA 9-21-80
BLACKIE'S , SANTA MONICA 10-11-80
CALIFORNIA HALL, SAN FRANCISCO 11-8-80
KNAC FM RADIO INTERVIEW 2-?-81
THE WHISKEY, LOS ANGELOS. 2-14-81
CLUB LINGERIE, LOS ANGELOS. 9-29-81
EDINBURG, SCOTLAND 10-14-81
BACCHANAL, SAN DIEGO. 11-19-81
VALLEY COLLEGE, LOS ANGELOS 3-27-82
THE COUNTRY CLUB, LOS ANGELOS. 9-18-82
CLUB SPIT, LONG ISLAND, NY. 11-3-82
EL MACOMBO (A.K.A. DANCING WITH DEATH) 11-15-82
EAST LANSING, MI. 11-17-82
MILWAUKEE, WI. 11-20-82
MINNEAPOLIS, MN 11-22-82
BEVERLY THEATER, LOS ANGELOS. 1-22-83
NEW ORLEANS, LA. 2-9-83
NUMBERS 2, HOUSTON, TX 3-1-83
MAGIC MOUNTAIN, CA. (EARLY) 3-12-83
MAGIC MOUNTAIN, CA . (LATE) 3-12-83
THE AGORA, CLEVELAND, OH. 5-?-83
NUMBERS 2, HOUSTON, TX. 5-11-83
U.S. FESIVAL 5-28-83

WALL OF VOODOO- VIDEO
THE CATALYST CLUB 80
LIVE IN ALANTA 83
LIVE IN HOLLYWOOD 83 (opening for DEVO)
MEXICAN OVERDOSE (TV SHOTS)

STAN RIDGWAY-AUDIO
WASHINGTON, D.C. 1985
LIVE AT THE MIDDLE EAST 1998
HOLLOWEEN RADIO INTERVIEW '99

STAN RIDGWAY/DRYWALL-VIDEO
LIVE @ TEMPO RECORDS 1998
THE MAKING OF BIG DUMB TOWN
DRYWALL-LIVE@ THE ALIGATOR LOUNGE '97
THE MAKING OF DRYWALL/DRYWALL rehersal.
THE DRYWALL INCIDENT (out of print)
SHOWBUISINESS IS MY LIFE (out of print)
RARE DIAMONDS (AUSTRALIAN COMPILATION VID.)
RARE & HARD TO FIND DIAMONDS (Dis-Info version)
THE DRYWALL INCIDENT
(DRYWALL)

LIST COMPILED BY KING RICHARD



Date: 12/24/00 05:33:15 PST

Comments:
PETE
List your email.


Date: 12/23/00 17:51:01 PST

Comments:
Does anybody know how to obtain video or audio bootlegs of W.O.V.?
I've been keeping an eye on ebay but haven't had much luck. The only live footage I have is the stan video "Show business is my life". Plus my copy of Urgh. The Devo bootleg archives had a show on video where W.O.V. opened up for them in Oct. 82. But the archives no longer exists. If anyone has any info, let me know. Thanks!!
Pete


Date: 12/22/00 21:06:55 PST

Comments:
I'm not sure. I'll talk to him. Sean(seller) will be reasonable about it. I infer that you are interested in buying the CD? If you're interested email Sean at... rudewhore@yahoo.com... Just offer a price, because I don't think he's gonna bother reauctioning it on Ebay. I'll tell him that $100 is absurd, you can probably work him over for a $50 offer.
-Hutson


Date: 12/22/00 15:41:18 PST

Comments:
Hutson- that guy retracted his bid and the disc never sold. Is he gonna sell it to that guy who made the original $100 offer? If not, maybe he should go back to eBay and relist it for say, $50?


Date: 12/22/00 11:27:58 PST

Comments:
Yea, that Dark Continent album that you saw on Ebay for $100 was my friend's auction. We went to Second Spin Records in Sherman Oaks,CA and he found an original copy of it for $6.99! I already had it, so I let him purchase it. He liked it, but some guy offered $100 for it via email. My friend asked me "Should I sell it, i mean it's $100." I didn't know what to say, but I agreed with him that he'd be making almost $95 dollars gross profit, and he could burn it anyways. He wanted a secure outfit to sell the album on, and Ebay provided that. I was stunned when he told me he had bought "The Dark Continent" album for $6.99- I didn't want to believe it... Naive record stores! But I was equally suprised to find someone offering to pay $100 dollars for it. Idiocy ranks high on both ends.
-Hutson

P.S. I know it's a little late, but I too offer my greatest condolences to Mr. Nanini and his family. He was awesome.


Date: 12/21/00 19:55:52 PST

Comments:
Get this....Dark continent CD on eBay for $100! And someone actually bid on it!


Date: 12/19/00 15:29:35 PST

Comments:
Stan left before Joe ,right after the US Festival gig in 1983.(Late May ,I think). Joe considered sticking around but didn't care much for Andy Prieboy as a singer.So he quit too later that summer. Bobby


Date: 12/19/00 08:10:17 PST

Comments:
It was written in the article that Joe left the band because he didn't see any future in it after Stan had left the group. I thought that Joe had left the band BEFORE Stan fired himself. Who left first?

Nate from San Jose, CA


Date: 12/18/00 06:44:37 PST

Comments:
In response to the request for explanation of my comment that Joe was amongst the most unique yet difficult drummers:

During the recording of Call of the West and Mexican Radio Joe & I had one or two run-ins. For example, the original drum machine pattern for M Radio had been written by the band long before I came on the scene. Although I loved the pattern I thought that we should comliment it with the real drums that everyone is now familiar with. In particular I came up with the idea of a massive sounding snare back beat for the chorus. The idea being that this would lift the chorus and help to distinguish it it from the verse section. It was like trying to stip paintwork with tweezers to persuade Joe to do this. Obviously I won the day in the end. I never resented Joe for his contrariness but often felt that we could have tried things first then argued about it. Another example is the tambourine part on Interstate 15, again since this was a direct country & western/cowboy toon it seemed to me that tambo was highly appropriate. Although the whole band agreed Joe would not play it. I ended up doing it. Incidentally the quote where Joe says 'I could have been somebody' was for real and definitely not scripted. During the recording I used as many Machiavellian methods including hidden microphones to capture all kinds of stuff. Joe's nickname during the recording was 'Mr Negative', he had a habit of saying No at least six times in a row rather than just saying it once. There is a reference to this on 'Spyworld'. There are many more stories but the biggest story was Joe's talent and though we clashed I had the highest regard for his musical ability. I'll certainly never forget him, people like him deserve to be celebrated for their heart and passion. Lastly I feel I should point out that Crystal Meth/Rocket Fuel caused all kind of upsets and helped us make a classic record. We all stand guilty as charged.


Date: 12/16/00 11:52:45 PST

Comments:


Date: 12/16/00 05:39:28 PST

Comments:
I once had the opportunity to examine those frying pans Joe played.....they still had fried eggs and dried chili in them!I'm not kidding! Maybe that's what gave them a distinctive timbre. I really miss that guy. Bobby


Date: 12/14/00 20:00:05 PST

Comments:
Mr. Mazda, a story or two of how it was to work with JOE might be interesting (as in difficult?).


Date: 12/14/00 12:25:25 PST

Comments:
joe nanini was one of the most unique drummers and probably the most difficult one that i had to work with. even so i'm deeply sad to hear of his death. richard mazda


Date: 12/14/00 03:48:53 PST

Comments:
See ya Joe, and thanks.

Aussiedave.


Date: 12/13/00 07:41:15 PST

Comments:
scott fiebig says hi to every one and that WOV is the best
never change or do anything different


Date: 12/13/00 07:35:24 PST

Comments:
good bye Joe


Date: 12/12/00 19:52:44 PST

Comments:
I am very saddened by the death of Joe Nanini. He was one of the most original drummers/percussionists I have ever seen. Goodbye Joe. You will be missed by us all.
Peter


Date: 12/11/00 05:46:44 PST

Comments:
HOWDY KING RICHARD HERE..

As I sit here rying to think of what to say, I keep coming up empty. He lived in ATLANTA. Those of you who know, was not but an hour away from me. I have been seeing on here over the last 2 years people say thay saw him at a gas station or something else. I had no idea.

So a few things I think of about JOE.
1. If you watch the US FESTIVAL '83 video (the official one, only has M. RADIO & part of FUNZONE) at the beginning of M. RADIO, there is an overhead shot of JOE playing the pots & pans. It is amazing to see how fast he is playing.More than some guy playing to a drum machine. It sounded GREAT.

2. The video of MEXICAN OVERDOSE has a part from I think a show called THE CUTTING EDGE. Was were STAN got the video to CALL BOX for SHOWBIZ. As each member of the band is introducing themselves, JOE says "JOE NANINI, PERCUSSION, 1/5TH COPYRIGHT."

3. Any live show has JOE ranting & raving with STAN & to the audience.
Most noticable is from the show LIVE FROM THE SPIT (recorded for radio). As the show goes on, the band is really getting upset with the radio station. JOE starts the song LONGARM. Off the side you hear the radio station guy say they are running out of time, do the song. Here is what you hear next:
STAN: JOE, JOE, they said we have to do the last song."
(JOE does not stop, MARC starts playing to LANGARM too.)
STAN: "ok, so this is the last song"
(LONG ARM finishes)
STAN: "Ok, thats all we can do for the radio, but we will be right back.
(radio DOES NOT go off the air, after a pause they come back out)
STAN: Well, glad we're off the radio... Well, there was a lot of problems...
(pause)
STAN : OH MY GOD, WE'RE STILL ON THE G*****N RADIO !!!!
JOE "F*** THE RADIO, F*** THE RADIO !!!!"
STAN: "Now, JOE"
JOE " NO STAN ALL THEY WANT TO DO IS CONTROL US, SO F*** THEM !
STAN " Man Joe is having a fit"

Thought that was cool, especially for the time.

4.Of course I still come back to the song CALL OF THE WEST. as he screamed into the mike "I used to be somebody"
You were JOE, We are so very sorry to see you go.
You will be missed.
K.R.


Date: 12/10/00 13:51:33 PST

Comments:
Ack!! I just realized that I've been living less than 10 miles from Mr. Nanini for the past few months now. God is laughing at me.

Raul


Date: 12/09/00 21:57:21 PST

Comments:
Here's the article. Dammit. Dammit dammit dammit.

OBITUARIES: ATLANTA: Joe Nanini, 45, drummer, played for Wall of Voodoo
Kay Powell - Staff
Thursday, December 7, 2000


Pots, pans, a gun, laugh box and tire iron all became percussive instruments in the hands of Joe Nanini, drummer for the Wall of Voodoo in the 1980s.

"His style was so innovative. No other drummer could have worked with Wall of Voodoo," said Stephen May of Savannah, former owner of 688 Club in Atlanta. "Nobody could sound like that."

Oliver Joseph Nanini, 45, died of a blood clot in his brain Monday at his Atlanta residence. The body was cremated. Memorial service plans in California will be announced. H.M. Patterson & Son, Oglethorpe Hill, was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Nanini, born in Japan to a military family, got his first drum set when he was 7 and performed with punk bands and jazz groups in California before joining Wall of Voodoo in 1979, said his wife, Gayle Nanini of Atlanta.

"He was extremely talented. He found he could add little percussive parts to Voodoo," she said. The group is best known for "Mexican Radio" featured on its 1982 album "Call of the West."

As his music evolved, Mr. Nanini rarely played traditional drums. "He took all my pots and pans and drilled holes in them to mount them on the drum," said his wife. "Police was on the same label and started using pots and pans after they saw him do it."

Mr. May booked Wall of Voodoo at 688 quite a few times. Mr. Nanini, he said, was very intelligent and witty and had incredible stage fright.

"He was always very shy before he went out on stage," said his wife. "He had the jitters and threw up, but once he was out on stage, he was funny. He was on. He added to the ambiance of the group."

Part of that ambiance can be heard on Voodoo lead singer Stan Ridgway's first solo record. "Joe shot a gun into a pan to get that whistling spaghetti western sound," said Mr. May.

After Mr. Ridgway left Wall of Voodoo, Mr. Nanini didn't see a future with the group and wanted to go in a new direction, said his wife. He played with the eclectic country band Lonesome Strangers through 1984, then was ready to give up touring.

He did studio work and recorded with various bands for Dangerhouse Records and worked on other projects with owner David Brown of Palm Springs, Calif., before moving to Atlanta a year ago.

He was a history major in college and loved reading about the Civil War, said his wife. "History and facts, that's what he enjoyed. We played Trivia every Tuesday night at Maggie's, a bar around the corner, and we won quite often. They were about to make us quit playing because we've won something like 10 or 12 weeks in a row."

"He was a flamboyant person," said Mr. Brown. "He was extremely committed to the easy life. He appreciated life. Whatever it handed him, he took."

Survivors include two brothers, Raymond Nanini and David Nanini, both of Santa Maria, Calif.


Date: 12/09/00 09:56:33 PST

Comments:
The Atlanta Constitution of Dec. 6 confirms Joe's death of a blood clot on the brain last Monday. I am really saddened by this news .I didn't even know he was living in Atlanta.He was the funniest man I ever met.


Date: 12/08/00 04:10:35 PST

Comments:
I don't know what happened, but I am very sorry to hear about Joe. He was a really creative musician and I was glad to play the songs that he made.
Ned


Date: 12/07/00 06:45:34 PST

Comments:
WHAT ??????
JOE DIED on monday??? can anyone confurm this?
Any story...Please.
K.R.


Date: 12/05/00 11:27:40 PST

Comments:
Oliver Joseph Nanini died Monday


Date: 11/30/00 11:19:50 PST

Comments:
Now for my next question... about 10 years ago I heard a Stan Ridgway song on KCRW in LA, but I don't know the name and of all the stuff I've heard on CD's I've never heard it again. All I remember is the he kept saying, "that's the way the cookie crumbles..." If anybody knows this song and or where I can find it, let me know.
klsmith2@uswest.net

Kierstin


Date: 11/29/00 17:10:41 PST

Comments:
I have seen that "Dark Continent" was released as a CD, but I have never been able to find it. It is by far my favorite work and I would appreciate any info or help finding the CD. Please e-mail me if you can help klsmith2@uswest.net

Kierstin


Date: 11/29/00 13:15:16 PST

Comments:
Skyline49,
This topic popped up back at the beginning of 1999. You can go to the first post "Date: 01/12/99 22:02:12 PST" in the Jan - June 1999 Archive to see what was written about it. My best guess is that these were not hand written. Please let us know if you find out anything else not already listed here.

JtL



Date: 11/28/00 02:07:25 PST

Comments:
go here for more info
http://www.primenet.com/~drywall/


Date: 11/28/00 02:04:36 PST

Comments:
mouse pads??!! you have GOT to be kidding..


Date: 11/17/00 19:17:09 PST

Comments:
Hi, everyone. Does anybody know where I can get T-shirts, mouse pads, etc. with Wall of Voodoo on them? (Stan Ridgway era.) Thank you. skyline49@home.com


Date: 11/11/00 15:57:50 PST

Comments:
Hello. In regards to W.O.V. vinyl: Does anyone know what the writing (not printed on the lable)on the records are exactly? It doesn't appear to be put there by the factory, maybe hand written? I have two of their albums. The self titled album says, "One False Move", and "Beware the mouths that move and speak no truth." The album titled "The Morricone Themes" reads, "Thanks, but no thanks." I know these writings can't be that rare, but if indeed it is hand written, I find it hard to believe it is hand written on every record made. Any help would be appreciated. skyline49@home.com


Date: 11/10/00 21:33:49 PST

Comments:
Anyone know if The Flesheaters, a pre-WOV band that had Stan and Joe in it, ever have any of their recordings released?


Date: 11/08/00 17:06:06 PST

Comments:
Hi,
I still got both "seven days in sammy's town" and "happy planet" cds available for sell or trade. I'm also looking to buy or trade for a copy of the 1978-79 demo tapes. If you are willing to buy, sell, or trade, email me at AlSmithee0@aol.com


Date: 11/07/00 17:30:41 PST

Comments:
Hi, fellow W.O.V. fans. Does anyone know a website I can go to that has W.O.V. screen savers (Stan era)? Thanks a lot, Adam.


Date: 10/31/00 18:20:18 PST

Comments:

Download a FREE MP3 "Beloved Movie Star"
a new song from Stan Ridgway at Musicblitz.com


Date: 10/30/00 22:02:56 PST

Comments:
Hey!Mexican radio is on WXDX in Pittsburgh!Good Luck! KIM


Date: 10/29/00 12:12:44 PST

Comments:
anyone wanting in depth info on the recordings on call of the west incl. mexican and happy planet should e mail me requests : richardmazda@hotmail.com


Date: 10/18/00 03:58:50 PDT

Comments:
you can find the videos of call box & crack the bell on the bootleg video MEXICAN OVERDOSE.


Date: 10/16/00 01:25:57 PDT

Comments:
Dark Continent mp3s at DarkContinent.50megs.com
...and for those who aren't in need, I'm looking
for a cdr of Dark continent(not burned from mp3)
I'm too damn cheap to pay $60 on ebay.
fakename@whoever.com


Date: 10/14/00 16:22:22 PDT

Comments:
Anyone know where to get videos like "Call Box" or "Crack the Bell"?


Date: 10/10/00 16:11:06 PDT

Comments:
Hello all,

Ms. Vieuxdo here. Rich asked if I was the one who gave Marc the Johnny Cash t-shirt he used to wear. I don't think it was me, Rich. I remember the gigs you mentioned and I think I've got pictures of them somewhere. There might even be some up on my photo archive pages. It's been forever since I've made any updates to my site, mainly because I simply don't have much free time. I keep telling myself I'm going to expand the photo archives, but time always slips away.

Rich also mentioned the crushed velvet jackets the guys used to wear on stage. As far as I know, Andy still has the one with Elvis on the back that he wore. I've got the orange/yellow one that Chas wore and it will never show up on eBay as long as I'm alive. I don't know what became of the rest of the jackets. It's possible Andy still has them.

Have a good one!
Ms. V


Date: 10/07/00 21:31:13 PDT

Comments:
I'm sorry to hear about Ben Orr. I remember he was the headliner at the "Day of Decadence" 80s-fest with Missing Persons, Smithereens, and a few others. He was the most impressive and I personally think he was better than Ric Ocasek in the Cars latter-days.

He will continue to live on in our hearts, minds, and of our favorite music.....


Date: 10/05/00 14:12:29 PDT

Comments:
HOWDY !!! KING RICHARD HERE.....

For those who have not heard, a bit of bad news. Being a fan of 80's music as I am, I am also a fan of the man as well as the band.
-----------------------------------

Former CARS rocker BEN ORR dies

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - BEN ORR, who co-founded the U.S. rock band the CARS and sang on the group's hit ``DRIVE,'' has died, a record company spokeswoman said Wednesday. He was 45, according to several reference books.

ORR died at his Atlanta home Tuesday night, several months after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, said Billboard.com, the online news site of trade publication Billboard.

Rhino Records spokeswoman Yvonne Gomez confirmed his death. Los Angeles-based Rhino has issued a Cars greatest hits disc and is preparing to release a Cars DVD.

ORR, born Benjamin Orzechowski in Cleveland to Russian and Czechoslovakian parents, co-founded the CARS with singer-guitarist RIC OCASEK in Boston in 1976.

The quintet paved the way for the new-wave explosion, mixing electronics and guitars to produce a slew of catchy songs.

Their first two albums, 1978's ``The Cars'' and 1979's ''Candy-O,'' sold more than 6 million copies worldwide.

ORR shared vocal duties with Ocasek and played bass. In addition to singing on the mournful ``DRIVE,'' a No. 3 hit in 1984, ORR sang lead on 1978's ``Just What I Needed'' and ``My Best Friend's Girl,'' and on 1979's ``Let's Go,'' which peaked at No. 14.

He recorded a solo album in 1986, ``The Lace,'' which yielded the hit song ``Stay the Night.'' The group broke up soon after its poorly received 1987 album ``Door to Door.''

According to Billboard.com, ORR played in recent years with the Atlanta-based band BIG PEOPLE. He is survived by his fiancee, Julie Snider, and a 5-year-old son, Ben, from a previous marriage.
------------------------------

Rest in Peace BEN.
YOU WILL BE MISSED

K.R.


Date: 10/04/00 04:44:24 PDT

Comments:
damn, i miss marc's guitar playing. Always my favorite part of WOV. been playing all the wov albums, dept of crooks, and pretty and twisted over and over and over and over. anyone know if marc has something new coming out... isn't it on kitchen whore or somethin'?
What I'd give to see them get back and do one show at the palladium- just for old times sake. hey ms vieuxdoo, are you the one who gave marc that johnny cash t shirt? I snapped some pics of him wearing that one at madam wongs and possibly USC. Wall of Voodoo at the Scream in the late 80's was the alltime greatest show I've seen,,, even above the Bunnymen in Liverpool and the Marychains Huntington Beach riot.
wonder if those crushed velvet jackets ever make it to ebay, the Elvis one that Andy wore, I think was a friggin riot. agghhh I miss wall of voodoo. They were definitely before their time. If they coulda held on , I really think they coulda grabbed a piece of the pie in the sky like the B52s. Oh well, MARTHA TAKE THE BABY HOME!
wov freak for life
viva marc and his fender jag!
Shivering on cahuenga and yucca, Rich


Date: 10/02/00 18:05:50 PDT

Comments:
There is a big factor when it comes to making tribute CDs: How well the band actually sold. WOV has basically been called a "cult act" or "one-hit wonder" by the mainstream and no one is eager to re-release the old IRS catalog so few people have access to anything besides "Call of the West". You menitoned the Clash they sold well over 5 million in the US while WOV in total sold barely 1 million in the US. Besides, do you really want to hear any one besides the regular WOV(either Stan or Andy) performing the old Voodoo material?


Date: 10/02/00 17:48:42 PDT

Comments:
HOWDY !!!! KING RICHARD HERE...

Yep, it's that time again. I know this one is about a year old, but I just found it. A tribute cd to the CLASH. My only trouble with it was ICE CUBE did the cover of SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO?.

Again, is it that hard to make a tribute cd to WOV? I mean, I am sure if they wanted to make a limited copy deal I don't think there would be a problem selling 'em.

One day, someone will read my plea. Mean while record companies so no, yet their artists still make remakes of their songs.
K.R.


Date: 10/02/00 15:01:32 PDT

Comments:
"Big City" is on "Seven Days In Sammystown."

Bill in Westlake Village, CA
73551.2512@compuserve.com


Date: 10/02/00 08:08:38 PDT

Comments:
Please help me around 15 years ago my friend gave me a tape of Wall of Voodo. Unfortunaltley i lost it and now some years later find myself nostalgic :) there was one song in particular that i like and the first line went "THINK TWICE ABOUT BIG TALL CITIES THINK TWICE!!" It repeated a few times i think...does anyone know the album.


Date: 09/28/00 23:39:11 PDT

Comments:
JtL - Thanks for making me feel better :) I think I got Ugly Americans for about $18... but hey, the more pain, the more gain, right? And it's WoV, so it's all worth it!

Raul


Date: 09/28/00 18:47:10 PDT

Comments:
Raul,
Don't feel so bad about paying $60 for Dark Continent. I paid $75 for Ugly Americans.
Did they see me coming or what?
JtL


Date: 09/24/00 14:15:17 PDT

Comments:
Actually that SHADOWOV bootleg date is 3-23-86. FLORENCE, ITALY. It has the problem that RED TOWER did. Song titles are wrong.


Date: 09/23/00 21:03:17 PDT

Comments:
I've been readin everybody's pleas and have decided to do something about it. I'm willing to sell or trade my CD copies of "Happy Planet" and "Seven Days in Sammy's Town". If your interested, email me at NateG19933@aol.com

Nate from San Jose, CA


Date: 09/22/00 17:53:32 PDT

Comments:
Hi, I thought I should inform everyone
here that one of those "ShadoWOV" LP
bootlegs has appeared on eBay. It's a
live one from the early Andy-era so it's
definately for those who want live versions
of the tracks of "Seven Days."

Nate from San Jose, CA


Date: 09/21/00 20:30:27 PDT

Comments:
Hi all,

I'm looking for original CD or CD-R copies of Happy Planet and Seven Days In Sammytown.
Please email me at-
chester@iweb.net.au

Cheers,

Jamie


Date: 09/20/00 21:52:35 PDT

Comments:
Ohhh almost forgot I used to be very good friends with Andy back in the 80's We both worked at a store on Melrose called Wacko's if anyone would like a few snapshots, let me know. As well I may have a copy of Far Side of Crazy, with the mask I designed and made for the band at a Zero One Gallery premiere back in 85? Question what happened to Andy?

Zackbot2000@aol.com


Date: 09/20/00 21:48:37 PDT

Comments:
Okay what is the instrument that Stan Played, was it a recorder or was it called something else. My stupid roommate says it is called 'something else' he never finished high school so I don't believe him. Email me if you know at zackbot2000@aol.com
Thanks


Date: 09/20/00 20:29:18 PDT

Comments:
To all who have not seen this.

There is a new Stan Ridgway song "Beloved Movie Star" at Musicblitz.com.

Its a free download MP3. Why not go there...now! Search Stan Ridgway and you'll find it.

And then tell the forum here what YOU THINK!! Our review?

***** 5 stars

skeekavoo@earthlink.com


Date: 09/20/00 19:01:55 PDT

Comments:
hi wov fans, my name is george and i'm from sydney australia. my old tape of 'seven days in sammystown' has become, well, scratchy as shit but i'm having untold trouble [internet virgin] finding somewhere to purchase it on cd. help me wov fans, you're my only hope.


Date: 09/20/00 11:43:05 PDT

Comments:
Plebis Mentate Jexoplet,
The Well Of Vodka has not dried up yet-
Hamrad Bodendo Tovet.


Date: 09/15/00 14:40:30 PDT

Comments:
Ok, everybody can laugh at me now... I just shelled out $66 for Dark Continent on eBay. But at least I finally have the friggin' thing on CD :)

Raul


Date: 09/14/00 14:19:51 PDT

Comments:
Dear Mr.Hutson Olsen,
I was so delighted to read that Im not the only WOV listener under the age of 30, or, in the first place, not the only WOV fan at all.
But maybe I,m the only German even to know this worlds best Band.
If not, I d love to get messages from other German (or other) Voodooists

klockin@hotmail.com


Date: 09/14/00 13:51:52 PDT

Comments:
Hi German Voodooist!
No, you're definitely not the only one in Germany who knows this great
band!
There ARE others, at least 2 more I know of (including myself),
although we are a little over 30, 31 to be precise. Does that count?


Date: 09/14/00 13:44:36 PDT

Comments:
Dear Mr. Hutson Olsen,
I was so delighted to hear that Im not the only WOV listener under the age of thirty, or, in the first place, not the only WOV-Fan at all.
But maybe Im the only German to even know this worlds best band.
If not, I`d love to get messages of other German Voodooists.

klockin@hotmail.com


Date: 09/14/00 02:44:55 PDT

Comments:
I first came across the WoV in 1985. A friend of mine worked at IRS records and gave me some of their early albums with Stan. They took some playing because they were nothing like I was listening to at the time but once I got hooked - I LOVED THEM and still do. Then came the new WoV line-up, which were very different but just as good. They played some of the old songs but in a new way. I met them when they were in England recording Sammystown and they were nice guys too!


Date: 09/13/00 06:26:20 PDT

Comments:
Wall of Voodoo CD 'DARK CONTINENT' is available at www.amazon.fr
for only 14.02 EURO.

UA from Frankfurt


Date: 09/09/00 11:28:50 PDT

Comments:
Looking for a CD-R of "Ugly Americans".
Email at: AlSmithee0@aol.com


Date: 09/05/00 22:52:45 PDT

Comments:
Hi there,

Does anyone have the chords for "Tomorrow Wendy" by Andy?

cheers,

Jamie
chester@iweb.net.au


Date: 09/04/00 13:42:34 PDT

Comments:
Sad Note:Tomata Du Plenty ,of The Screamers(1976-1981 LA band)..died on Aug.23 of AIDS related cancer. The Screamers were a major influence on WOV as well as being contemporaries of The Skulls ,The Weirdos,and Model Citizens. Marc Moreland once told me that The Screamers were his favorite band of all the early punkers. Bobby


Date: Content-type: text/plain Sun Sep 3 00:31:14 PDT 2000

Comments:
HOWDY !!! KING RICHARD HERE...
quick thingy for MATT C.

this might help with your set lists, look here.
http://www.angelfire.com/hi/kingofeightiesmusic/voodoo.html

hope that helps.

JTL, got the thang..... love it love it. Driving the wife crazy listening to it every night. As for the sig. it just doesn't get much cooler than that. When I get a chance, I am going to scan it & put it up here so all can enjoy.

"THE KING HAS SPOKEN"

K.R.


Date: 09/02/00 12:00:55 PDT

Comments:
happy planet was produced by uk producer richard mazda,
i should know for indeed i am he!
if would be so kind as to upload a correction to your site
i should be most grateful. interested parties could contact me thru my art based site slacnet.com

thanks
richard curtis mazda


Date: 08/29/00 20:52:16 PDT

Comments:
Hello-

Matt C. here. WOV was my first concert. Saw them at age 15 during the _Call of the West_ tour. I have a question; can anybody steer me to a place I might find setlists from past tours (IE C.O.T.W.)? Thanks......


Date: 08/25/00 21:47:50 PDT

Comments:
I have been search for Seven Days In Sammyston for Years. help?


Date: 08/21/00 14:07:28 PDT

Comments:
HOWDY !!!! KING RICHARD HERE....

abit off topic. But just saw this, had to tell 'ya about it. FirstMy hate of 90's music has moved on into the music of 2000. As he had hoped, HANSON is still around. Having DIRECT TV, each month has had a free concert. Ranging from EURYTHMICS to McCARTNEY, the concerts have been preety good. This month is HANSON......

My wife is keeping all sharp objects away from me until the end of the month.

Anyway. I am watching the news right now on a ATLANTA station. One of their big stories is that HANSON is playing the Mall Of Georgia tonight. The other big story is that 3 men wear found murdered in a building this afternoon.

In the preview of the show, they got film clips mixed abit. As they are talking about 3 men found murdered in a building, they are showing a clip of HANSON performing.

No, this is not funny.
I am not saying that it is.
I just can't stop laughing, that's all....

"THE KING HAS SPOKEN"

K.R.


Date: 08/19/00 06:52:37 PDT

Comments:
FS: Wall of Voodoo "Call of the West" LP (IRS) and Stan Ridgeway "The Big Heat" (IRS). Both sleeves (stored in clear sleeves)and vinyl are in excellent condition. $12.00 each includes postage and handling in the US. Please e-mail me for more information. heim4@prodigy.net


Date: 08/18/00 03:17:59 PDT

Comments:
I have never seen an advisory sticker on any copy of Dark Continent.

The names of the horses on End of An Era----Kentucky Counseler (1), Delightful Sham (2), Look Smooth (3), Confession and Daphne's Dividend.

Why isn't "Exercise" on the COTW CD??

I might as well chime in with my WOV story. KROQ-FM in Los Angeles began playing "Can't Make Love" when the EP came out. After hearing that unique and mesmerizing sound and beat a couple of times, I went out and bought the EP. WOV has been my favorite band of all time ever since. That was in the fall of 1980, when I was 22. (KROQ also played "Ring of Fire" for a while in early 1981.)

I first saw WOV live at the Hollywood Palladium on April 4, 1981, between Hazel O'Conner and XTC. What I recall the most was Stan's flopping and cord swinging (he sang while flat on the floor a few times), Joe's wild percussion ensemble, and Marc's quirky, jerky guitar style. The highlight was Ring of Fire at the very end, as the band left the stage with their instruments turned on full blast and wailing away with feedback. Wild.

I purchased Dark Continent when it was released in September 1981. It quickly became my favorite album of all time. My early favorites were Animal Day and Back in Flesh, but these have been replaced by Tsetse Fly and This Way Out. I originally did not like Crack the Bell, but now I love it! Anyone who lives and dies for Side Two of DC needs to have a copy of WOV at the Whisky on 8-1-81. The first five songs will send chills up and down your spine.

I was a tad disappointed in COTW.....it just didn't have that special, mesmerizing WOV sound to it. The day that I learned that Stan had left the band was a sad day for sure! I had seen WOV live about 8 times, and it seemed as if they were on the verge of great things. I saw WOV with Andy about another 8 times in the L.A. area, but it just wasn't the same, unique, totally original WOV that I could not get enough of in 1980 and 1981.

William Reid
Westlake Village, CA
73551.2512@compuserve.com


Date: 08/15/00 17:00:06 PDT

Comments:
Another Dark Continent CD has popped up on eBay and anyone hear see the old Dark Continent LPs that had the Parental Adivisory stickers on 'em?


Date: 08/14/00 00:18:05 PDT

Comments:
Good to hear ya babe...!!!

check this out...

http://www.primenet.com/~drywall/

The Stan Ridgway Web Site.


Date: 08/09/00 23:03:53 PDT

Comments:
RECENTLY VISITED THE "OTHER" WALL OF VOODOO WEB SITE AND I MUST SAY...MS. VIEUXDO... YOU CREATE A VERY INTROSPECTIVE NICHE ON THE HISTORY OF THIS BAND..., IT IS INTERESTING THAT ONCE YOU START READING THE TRIALS AND TALES OF THESE CREATORS OF THIS, QUITE UNIQUE AND OBSQUERE SOUND OF MUSIC DELIVERY, YOU ALMOST FEEL AS IF YOU KNOW THEM ALL...THEIR QUIRKS, FETISHES, ABSOLUTIONS... ITS CREEPY. YET I CANT STOP TRYING TO DIG UP MORE ON THEIR PERSONA .. ITS VERY INTRIGUING,... ALMOST LIKE A MYTH, WHERE WALL OF VOODOO SOMEHOW SLIPPED INTO A SPACE THAT WAS FITTED JUST FOR THEM IN THE EARLY 1980'S; .. NO ONE KNEW WHERE THIS MUSIC WAS COMING FROM,.. THEY CREATED A DELIVERY OF STYLE AND MUSIC SET APART FROM ALL OTHERS AT THAT TIME, AND YET IT WAS SO SHORT LIVED WITH STANS DEPARTURE. WITH THE WELCOMING OF ANDY, I MUST SAY, VOODOO TOOK ON AN ENTIRE DIFFERENT SOUND WITH THE LYRIC ANDY AND THE BOYS PRESENTED, AS OPPOSSED TO STANS VOCALS AND STORYBOARD WAY, OF RENDERING AND ENABILING THE LISTENER TO FEEL AS IF THEY WERE THERE, IN THE SONG WITH THE DEADBEATS AND THE DOWNTRODDEN... BRUCE LEAVING THE BAND AFTER DARK CONTINENT AND NOT RECORDING WITH THEM ON "CALL OF THE WEST", IS THAT WHY HE IS IS'NT IN THE PHOTO... HOW WOULD ANYONE KNOW THIS EXCEPT FOR YOU? THIS KEEPS ME GOING..., VOODOO....YEARS AFTER THEY HAVE FINSISHED RECORDING MUSIC TOGETHER, YET ALL OF US FANS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE COME HERE, CUZ ITS THE "WALL" ... WHERE WE CAN SHARE THOUGHTS ON THE BAND. ITS AMAZING THAT NO ONE HAS EVEN COME CLOSE TO REPLICATING THEIR MUSIC OR SOUND ... , MAYBE THATS A GOOD THING.. I AM SURE THAT IT IS.. I JUST HOPE THAT I CAN COMPELETE MY COLLECTION ENCAPSULATING BOTH ALL OF ANDY'S AND STAN'S HISTORY WITH THE "WALL", AND SIT BACK AND REFLECT ON KNOWING THAT WHEN I WAS 14, WHEN "DARK CONTINENT" CAME OUT, I HAD NO IDEA WHO WALL OF VOODOO WAS.., AND YET AS TIME PROGRESSED, I CAME TO IDENTIFY MYSELF WITH THEM NOW AT AGE 32. I LOVE THIS SITE. THANKS JTL AND MS. VIEUX. DK


Date: 08/09/00 21:23:31 PDT

Comments:
BACK IN FLESH..... DOES ANYONE FEEL LIKE GOING BACK TO WORK IS A GRIND OF SOMESORTS... ALOT OF SORTS... " ITS GOT ME ON THE EDGE...." WHY MUST WE ALL GRIND AWAY AT THE SAME MUNDANE RHYTHYMS OF THE IN AND OUT AND TRITE CONSISTENCIES THAT DEFINE OUR OCCUPANCIES... HUM? I DONT GET IT, AND YOU KNOW I WONT GO..I DONT WANNA GO, HE WONT GO... LOVE TH VOODOO DK


Date: 08/09/00 11:30:26 PDT

Comments:
chas(i think) helped score the film "C.H.U.D. II", but i haven't heard of him doing any other soundtrack work(stan, andy, and marc have all been working in that area).
Nate from San Jose, CA
P.S. I got the Department of Crooks CD that I willing to sell (if interested email me at NateG19933@aol.com)


Date: 08/08/00 20:43:11 PDT

Comments:
Chas now works in the movie industry in the set building area. One of his most recent jobs was on the upcoming live action Grinch movie starring Jim Carrey.

Ms. Vieuxdo


Date: 08/08/00 15:20:21 PDT

Comments:
I Love Rhino Records - I shop at their store all the time.


Date: 08/05/00 18:14:47 PDT

Comments:
anybody know what chas has been doing since WOV disbanded?(I've heard that he scored a few of low-budget films)


Date: 08/04/00 01:14:43 PDT

Comments:
Hi, guys!

I am REALLY looking for a copy of "Seven Days in Sammy's Town" - does anyone have a copy or knows where I can get one?

Desparate Markus. (bithead@t-online.de)


Date: Content-type: text/plain Tue Aug 1 19:25:06 PDT 2000

Comments:
decay wondering what the horses' names are, that's all.


Date: Content-type: text/plain Tue Aug 1 19:24:06 PDT 2000

Comments:
listening to "end of and era" recently on index masters and have been plagued with a trivial matter that i would like to share in regards to the lyric. does anyone know the names of who wins, places and shows


Date: 07/30/00 23:11:11 PDT

Comments:
King Richard has spoken and enthralled.

-Hutson


Date: 07/30/00 19:23:53 PDT

Comments:
HOWDY !!!! KING RICHARD HERE.....

Well, its time for another rant n' rave. This time, This is an idea that could work. Case in point, DEVO.

Last year, one of the more popular DEVO bootlegs was of a concert they did in 1980 in NEW YORK. The whole concert was broadcast on the KING BUISKET FLOUR HOUR. A live E.P was released of it with only 6 songs on it. Last year, RHINO RECORDS got ahold of the whole show & released it on RHINO HANDMADE.... 5000 copies only. Each one numbered.

The suckers went fast to say the least. So RHINO took another chance. The have just released a 2 cd set of DEVO called THE PIONEERS WHO GOT SCALPED. Chuck full of best of, remixes, rare stuff, b-sides & of course, live stuff. So why do I bring this up??? WALL OF VOODOO...Thats why !

Think of it, RHINO HOMEMADE takes a chance on WOV by releasing, say, DANCE OF DEATH. If they need a copy, I am sure we can help them. Then, they release a 2 or 3 cd set. (remember, the POLICE did it with just 3 cd's) One cd has the entire DARK C. & HAPPY PLANET cd's on it. Everything is on them plus, b-sides (EXERCISE & DANCE YOU...)live stuff (STAN doing THE BIG HEAT with WOV & ANDY'S heavy metal version of MEXICAN RADIO) Remix (DO IT AGAIN)rare stuff (SHOULDN'T HAVE GIVEN HIM A GUN FOR XMAS)

So they don't know if it would sell? Go check EBAY some time to see how much stuff is selling for. Afraid of them getting the price to high? DEVO's PIONEERS 2 cd set is $30.00.. Go email some of the EBAY bidders that are bidding on that copy of DARK C. that is up to $50-$80 and ask them how much is too much....

Folks this could work. Do your part. Email RHINO RECORDS & tell them. The worst that happens is nothing happens. The best is a legal numbered version of DANCE OF DEATH that you can buy for 20 bucks. Sound good to you? Yeah, sounds good to me too. So lets try it. If they want more info tell them to go to this website & we will be happy to talk to them & help them.

give it a shot.... go to RHINO'S web site. email them.

"THE KING HAS SPOKEN !!!"

K.R.


Date: 07/30/00 08:15:47 PDT

Comments:
I'm looking for a copy of "Seven day's in Sammy's Town" on CD. Perhaps even a CD-R. If you have one you would like to sell or get rid of. Email me at AlSmithee0@aol.com


Date: 07/29/00 12:33:29 PDT

Comments:
Hello WOVites. My Wall of Voodoo story is more coincidence than anything else. I 100% agree with King Richard's statement about Modern music, at least the stuff circulating on MTV and the radio. But the origin of my fascination with Wall of Voodoo occurred as I was browsing my friend's record store in Thousand Oaks,CA. I was planning on purchasing a record out of the blue, a kind of gamble that would pay off all previous debt. I glanced into the used record section of the store and saw acts like Oingo Boingo, Misfits, the Clash, yet these were all very recognizable names. I then proceeded to the W department and saw two odd looking records, one called Index Masters and the other titled Seven Days in Sammystown. The name of the artist was Wall of Voodoo. I thought to myself, "Hmmm.. That sure is a funny name for a band and that clown on the front cover resembles something from an exiled, twisted 1930's carnival. Maybe I'll buy that one." Well sure enough I did purchase the album and immediately fell in love with it. The next day I ran an internet search on Wall of Voodoo and found out that the vocalist for the album I bought (Seven Days in Sammystown) was not the original singer of the group. The article I read mentioned a fellow by the name of Standard Ridgway, exercising those narcoleptic vocal chords that border on talking, not singing. The commentary also said that Wall of Voodoo had a minor hit with a song called "Mexican Radio." I would eventually buy the album Call of the West at Wherehouse of all places. It took me some time to get use to, but I can not neglect the album's quirky brilliance. I would have to say that this album is a true auditory personification of America's subconscious. "I'll do it tommorow, that's better than today." Procrastination is at the heart of all who work around a capitalist system. This album quickly emerged as one of my favorites, followed by an intense hunt to locate a copy of Dark Continent. Finally someone offered me a CDR of Dark Continet. When I played the album, "Animal Day" and "This Way Out" immediately became all time favorites of mine. Following this pick up, I went out and bought Index Masters, which wasn't difficult to obtain at all. So you see discovering Wall of Voodoo could be seen as something of an accident, but if accidents always turn out this good, then I wouldn't mind being a lifelong clutz. Thanks a lot, Wall of Voodoo is the greatest band ever! Keep this small crackpot community going strong!

-Hutson Furr Dempsey Olsen (propanman@aol.com)
Oh and by the way, I was only 16 when I came across Wall of Voodoo. I am only two years older than that right now. Haha, I'm probably their youngest fan. Later.


Date: 07/29/00 09:07:18 PDT

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HOWDY !!!! KING RICHARD HERE.....

As if I was in a deep sleep, I suddly sit upright when I saw my name mentioned by DECAY. Great story about WOV. By the way, yours too MS. V.

So now it is my turn. I think I have said it before. I got into WOV with MEXICAN RADIO. I know.....I know.... I hear that comment alot. Anyway, I bought the album CALL OF THE WEST and was totally stunned. I had never heard anything like it. TOMORROW was the song I think should hav been released. Quite possible, the record company dropped the ball with that one. Song after song I sat just staring into space. It was the last song CALL OF THE WEST that hooked me. JOE screaming the "I USED TO BE SOMEBODY" thing at the end sent chills up my spine. I went out & found DARK C. Not long after that I saw the documentary URGH A MUSIC WAR run on HBO. I was in a record store around that time & saw a cassette of the first e.p. I was shocked. Didn't even know what it was. But it was mine !!!

When STAN left I was shocked. When Andy joined. I was impressed.

SEVEN DAYS IN SAMMYSTOWN is classic. HAPPY PLANET was great & UGLY AMERICANS got me hooked on live stuff. Against what trash is out there now, I gladly live in the past....

lately I have been surfing NAPSTER grabing what odds & ends I can. Found some STAN bootleg stuff. Whole lot of DEVO. Even found someone with some ANDY stuff. Now if I can only find someone with the song SEND IN THE DRUGS...

Anyway, hope the rest of you share your WOV story.

"The KING has spoken."
K.R.


Date: 07/25/00 19:18:54 PDT

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Hello to decay and everyone else,

Sorry I've been so scarce lately. There hasn't been any questions on the board that haven't been answered by someone else before I checked in and saw them, so I've just been keeping silent.

It was cool reading how decay came to be a Voodoo-ite. I confess to being a fan from their very first EP when a friend of mine taped it for me. I enjoyed the music and went to a couple of their live shows during the Stan years, but didn't meet them til after Stan was gone and Andy had taken over. One night at a gig at the Roxy in Hollywood a mutual friend introduced me to Bruce. I'd grown up in the same area as the Morelands so my friend thought we'd have something in common. It was the start of a great adventure and I've thoroughly enjoyed having them as friends. They're a great bunch of guys. I spent more hours than I can count enjoying their music and they will always be my favorite band.

So that's the Reader's Digest Extremely Condensed Version of my WoV story. Hope I didn't bore you all too much. I'm off to lurk again. Have a good day!

Cheers,
Ms. Vieuxdo


Date: 07/23/00 21:00:54 PDT

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in 1985 i bought "seven days in sammystown" on cassette and it really sunk its teeth in me at that time. i went and bought "happy planet" and "ugly americans" on cd when they came out and until recently i have not had the joy of listening to stans trancing lyrics pre andy days. i have been avidly reading this web site now for the past year, and King Richard should be praised on his knowledge of this unique post 80's phenom that we all know and love. Ms. viuexdo has been scarce and all her infomrative tidbits have been missed as of late by many a reader, you should know. i followed wall of voodoo from that point on in 1985 and i must say i missed out on some of their best work, which was when stan was the man. i bought "the big heat" on tape, then mosquitoes on cd in 1986 and pretty much the rest of his solo work since his departure. but i just ordered "call of the west" from cdnow and i have not taken out of my cd player since last thursday. needless to say, this is not the most creative of their efforts from what i have gathered from the readers on this site, but man, lost weekend?... what a song. stan and the boys are able to create massive visuals throughtout the song and call of the west is even better. i am back tracking however, to my delight, on their earlier stuff and it is like all of a sudden hearing new music, even though it is almost 20 yrs ago. i was curious as i saw the "drywall incident" is on ebay and from what i gathered, is this pretty much stans solo stuff right after he split the band? and most importantly, i keep reading how everyone thinks that "dark continent" was their best and most ceative album. i have been searching and searching on line auctions, used cd bins and everywhere and i cant find it. i would love to obtain it and any help anyone has would be great. i love reading this site and the stories that are told... thanks for the input.

decay


Date: 07/22/00 21:34:47 PDT

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pre-and-post Stan Ridgway WOV..? I really enjoys the Prieboy-era recordings. Happy Planet should be *much* more well-regarded. Thanks to the guys for cranking that one out, it lives on in 2k..! "Love is a Happy Thing!" goreal@yahoo.com


Date: 07/21/00 21:52:19 PDT

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anybody here interested in a copy of "Partyball" on CD? I can get you one for $2. If interested, email me at NateG19933@aol.com and make the suject Partyball. Be aware that i only am giving one copy, so it is first reply only.
Nate from San Jose, Ca


Date: 07/17/00 21:05:48 PDT

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For years I admired WOV from afar, never daring to make an effort to seriously entertain their efforts. I am very satisfied with my decision to acually buy some of their CDs and really get into them properly. My band just released our first CD, which is resoundingly accused of being horribly New Wave a la 1980s. We must concede to some degree of guilt there... Listen to it through an examination of www.boneworx.com. This is not a commercial solicitation, only an inspired invitation; All of our tunes are availible free of charge at mp3.com if you follow that link. -kyle


Date: 07/16/00 22:48:46 PDT

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I remember driving around sa fernando valley with one particular friend of mine. We would always share our cool finds while we were in high school and Dark Continent was a great find. Popping it in the car stereo cassett player and just driving around in innocent adolescence was a distinct pleasure and vivid memory. Ridgway and WOV should be proud of their creative and womderfully quirky output in the early eighties. It was among the coolest and best of that era. I try to push the music into people's attention even today in 2000. Get Dark Continent available on cd everybody!


Date: 07/16/00 19:59:11 PDT

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If anyone can hook me up with a copy of that Horror Film Demo Tapes WOV put out in the late 70's, I would be most grateful. Shit man, I thought I was the only crackhead who listened to this stuff. My email address is propanman@aol.com, whoever can assist me- thanks a lot!!
-Hutson Olsen
 
 


Date: 07/13/00 02:07:22 PDT

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Dark Continent CD - different versions : The european versions of the CD
once manufactured in Holland and Germany do not feature all the small
and unlisted instrumentals as does the american I.R.S. CD.
RKB


Date: 07/08/00 00:01:49 PDT

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ehem, WOV kicks ass


Date: Content-type: text/plain Wed Jul 5 16:45:10 PDT 2000

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searching for wov cds


Date: 07/05/00 04:47:16 PDT

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to whoever posted the 13-track Dark Continent CD post, i have one and i'm pretty sure alot of other people do. the 2 "bonus" tracks(two untitled instrumentals) are just unlisted.
Nate from San Jose, CA


Date: 07/01/00 13:19:35 PDT

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i really would like some WOV midi files does anyone have them pinkponies@cheerful.com


Date: 07/01/00 09:59:55 PDT

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Both are on vinyl singles. If you want them on CDs, "Far side" is on "Seven Days in Sammy's Town",which is still at most music stores, and "Do it again" is on "Happy Planet", which is usually found at online auctions(ebay, yahoo, etc.)

P.s. Does anyone else here own a "Dark Continent" CD that has 13 tracks(like i do)?


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