Vinyl Single Of The Week: Mexican Radio 7″ by Wall Of Voodoo

Posted: September 10, 2018 in Vinyl Single Of The Week
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wall of voodooThis is one of those new segments that I was talking about last week when I gave you guys the update. This one is called the Vinyl Single Of The Week and it is all about Vinyl which has the been craze over the last couple of years. Back in the day, bands would release singles off of their albums on 7 inch or 45’s as they are commonly known in the industry and not on iTunes or Spotify which is what is done today. Typically the single would have the main track on one side and a B-side that was usually a track that wasn’t meant to be a single on the other side. This week, we are checking out a single from one of the more interesting new wave bands from the 1980’s in LA New Wave group Wall Of Voodoo. In 1982, the band would release their second album Call Of The West and in 1983, they would release the single that changed their careers in Mexican Radio which included the B-side which was the title track Call Of The West. With the band’s signature mix of New Wave and Ennio Morricone styled Spaghetti western sound kicks off on the track where you can hear some differences in the 7 inch mix then the regular mix like the echo on Stan Ridgway’s vocals and the overtalk over the first few bars which the LP version did not contain to name a few.

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