Wall Of Voodoo

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": new wave 80s post-punk alternative synth pop Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
Links online: Official Homepage Wikipedia

Biography

Formed in Los Angeles, California, USA, in 1977, in the immediate punk aftermath, Wall Of Voodoo initially comprised Stan Ridgway (Stanard Ridgway, 5 April 1954, Barstow, California, USA; vocals/keyboards), Bill Noland (guitar/vocals), Chas T. Gray (b. Charles Gray; keyboards/synthesizer) and Joe Nanini (b. Oliver Joseph Nanini, 1955, Japan, d. 4 December 2000, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; drums). However, by the release of 1980’s self-titled EP and the following year’s Dark Continent, Noland had been replaced by ex-Skulls member Marc Moreland (b. West Covina, USA, d. 13 March 2002, Paris, France) while Bruce Moreland had been added on bass. The latter was then dropped for Call Of The West, possibly the unit’s finest album, on which their sense of rhythm and wash of synthesizer lines underscored Ridgway’s droning, offhand vocals, and film noir-influenced lyrics. The band enjoyed a minor radio hit with the album’s best track, ‘Mexican...

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