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Stan Ridgway


While enjoying a multifaceted and successful solo career, Stan Ridgway is best remembered by some as the maestro behind Wall Of Voodoo's classic early 80's hit, "Mexican Radio." And while "Mexican Radio" is undeniably a great tune, it only hints at the full range of Ridgway's palette as a songwriter, film composer and performer. Originally ... See full bio »

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Known For

Rumble Fish Soundtrack
(1983)
Night of the Creeps Soundtrack
(1986)
Pump Up the Volume Soundtrack
(1990)
Pecker Soundtrack
(1998)

Filmography

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  One Hit Wonderland (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2016) (writer - 1 episode, 2016)
- Mexican Radio (2016) ... (performer: "Camouflage", "Drive, She Said", "The Big Heat", "Talkin' Wall of Voodoo Blues") / (writer: "Mexican Radio", "Back in Flesh", "Call Box (1-2-3)", "Call of the West", "Camouflage", "Drive, She Said", "The Big Heat", "Talkin' Wall of Voodoo Blues")
 2007/II Curtain Call (Short) (performer: "Entrance") / (writer: "Entrance")
 2005 My Name Is Earl (TV Series) (lyrics - 1 episode)
- Cost Dad the Election (2005) ... (lyrics: "Mexican Radio")
 2002 Just Can't Get Enough (writer: "Mexican Radio" - as Stanard Ridgway Funsten)
  That '80s Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2002) (writer - 1 episode, 2002)
- Spring Break '84 (2002) ... (performer: "Whatever Happened to You?") / (writer: "Whatever Happened to You?")
 2000 Duets (writer: "Mexican Radio" - as Stanard Funsten)
 1999 Simpatico (performer: "Free of It All" (1999)) / (writer: "Free of It All" (1999))
 1998 Pecker (performer: "Don't Drop the Soap (For Anyone Else But Me)" - as Stan Ridgeway)
 1998 Seinfeld (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Reverse Peephole (1998) ... (writer: "Mexican Radio" - uncredited)
 1996 Box of Moon Light (writer: "Mexican Radio" - as Stanard R. Funsten)
 1994 Floundering (lyrics: "My Drug Buddy", "Floundering") / (music: "My Drug Buddy", "Floundering") / (performer: "My Drug Buddy", "Floundering")
 1990 Pump Up the Volume (performer: "Talk Hard") / (producer: "Talk Hard") / (writer: "Talk Hard")
 1990 The Natural History of Parking Lots (lyrics: "Mexican Radio")
 1987 Slam Dance (performer: "Bing Can't Walk") / (writer: "Bing Can't Walk")
 1987 Terminus (performer: "End of the Line - Terminus Love Theme") / (writer: "End of the Line - Terminus Love Theme")
 1986 Night of the Creeps (performer: "The Big Heat", "Drive, She Said")
  Miami Vice (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1985) (writer - 1 episode, 1985)
- Phil the Shill (1985) ... (performer: "Pick It Up (And Put It in Your Pocket)" - uncredited) / (writer: "Pick It Up (And Put It in Your Pocket)" - uncredited)
 1983 Rumble Fish (performer: "Don't Box Me In") / (writer: "Don't Box Me In")
 1983 The US Festival (TV Mini-Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- New Wave Day (1983) ... (writer: "Mexican Radio" - uncredited)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial for Opal (2000) See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Wall of Voodoo
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I just considered myself really at the bottom of it all kind of a fairly dull guy, and to write a song about me is probably the least interesting thing I could do. See more »

Trivia:

In, 1977 Stan Ridgway started 'Acme Soundtracks' which was meant to be a soundtrack company for low-budget movies. This didn't last long, and later evolved into the Wall of Voodoo band. See more »

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