It is 1982 and Stan Ridgway and Wall Of Voodoo Perform “Ring Of Fire”

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Most people remember Wall of Voodoo for their hit song, Mexican Radio, but the band produced lots of other great music. For example, In 1982, on a late night Boston TV show, the bandy performed a cover of Johnny Cash’s Ring Of Fire. They put a very “WOV” spin on the song while preserving a lot of the original. This is a band that should have been MUCH bigger than they were.

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2 thoughts on “It is 1982 and Stan Ridgway and Wall Of Voodoo Perform “Ring Of Fire”

  1. The Cosmic Joker says:

    Ah, Wall of Voodoo. Any one of those boys with their casual business attire could easily stand in for Matt Smith or David Tenant as Doctor Who.

  2. A really under-appreciated song by such an under-appreciated band is the one Rideway did with Stewart Copeland called “Don’t Box Me In” for the movie “Rumble Fish” — both available on iTunes, by the way.

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