Wall Of Voodoo
|Genres:||Pop / Rock Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||new wave post-punk 80s alternative synth pop|
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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 However, by the release of 1980s self-titled EP and the following years Dark Continent, Noland had been replaced by ex-Skulls member Marc Moreland (b. West Covina, USA, d. 13 March 2002, Paris, France) while Bruce Moreland had been added on bass.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 units finest album, on which their sense of rhythm and wash of synthesizer lines underscored Ridgways droning, offhand vocals, and film noir-influenced lyrics. The band enjoyed a minor radio hit with the albums best track, Mexican...