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


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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