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Stan Ridgway

(photo from www.stanridgway.com)

Turnabout is fair play.

A couple of months ago, I posted an entry with a few tracks from Andy Prieboy, and I intended to follow it up promptly with a post featuring another former Wall of Voodoo frontman, Stan Ridgway.

So here it is, albeit somewhat later than intended.

There's something about Ridgway's voice that evokes the very essence of Americana, whether he's singing about burlesque houses ('Can't Stop The Show'), jaded couples ('Lost Weekend') or heavy machinery ('Pile Driver').

Ridgway is a king of narrative, and he joins the pantheon of great storytellers, alongside Tom Waits, Warren Zevon and Henry Wagons.

Official site

Stan Ridgway - Running With The Carnival
Stan Ridgway - The Big Heat
Stanard Ridgway & The Fowler Brothers - The Cannon Song (Kurt Weill)

The piano break in this song just kills me. So simple and so effective.

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