Showing posts with label Stan Ridgway. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Stan Ridgway. Show all posts

Friday, 15 January 2010

Calling out to Carol - Stan Ridgway

In 1989, Stan Ridgway released his second solo album 'Mosquitos'. The album is notable for the three tracks featuring Tori Amos pre-'Little earthquakes' and so has become sought after by Tori Amos fans.

But perhaps the album is even better known for the hit single 'Calling out to Carol', a rather radio-friendly track which reached number 19 in the Dutch Top 40.

My collection: 7" single no. 945
Found: Free Record Shop, Den Haag, July 21, 1989
Cost: 6 guilders
Tracks: 'Calling out to Carol' / 'Can't stop the show (live)'

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Camouflage - Stan Ridgway

Stan Ridgway was born on April 5, 1954. In 1977 he joined the band Wall of Voodoo, until 1983. After a live concert at the US Festival on May 28, 1983 he and two other members left the band.

In 1986, Stan Ridgway released his first solo album, 'The big heat'. The song 'Camouflage' was taken from the album and became a Europe-wide hit. In the UK, 'Camouflage' reached number 4; in the Dutch Top 40 it got to number 14.

My collection: 7" single no. 498
Found: Free Record Shop, 1986
Cost: 6 guilders
Tracks: 'Camouflage' / 'Salesman'

Friday, 16 January 2009

Don't box me in - Stewart Copeland and Stanard Ridgway

While the world was waiting for a new album by The Police, the members of the group went their own way to do solo projects. Sting recorded a solo single, and drummer Stewart Copeland recorded the soundtrack for the movie 'Rumblefish', which was directed, produced and co-written by Francis Ford Coppola.

As Coppola started to work on the soundtrack of the movie, he envisioned a mainly percussive soundtrack to symbolize the idea of time running out. He asked Copeland to improvise a rhythm track. Coppola soon realized that Copeland was a far superior composer and let him take over. The song 'Don't Box Me In' was a collaboration between Copeland and singer/songwriter Stan Ridgway, leader and frontman of the band Wall of Voodoo.

My collection: 7" single no. 3115
Found: London, May 14, 1999
Cost: 1 pound
Tracks: 'Don't box me in' / 'Drama at home'
Download: here
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