After that last weekend, we're all a little 'Far Side of Crazy'

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When we think of barbequed iguana (and we all do), we all think of Stan Ridgway of Wall of Voodoo and their 1982 cult hit Mexican Radio. After the success of Mexican Radio, Ridgway left Wall of Voodoo but the band carried on to produce Far Side of Crazy in 1985.

Although Far Side of Crazy did not chart in America, it was their biggest Top 40 hit in Australia. The song has references to assassin attacks of John Lennon and Ronald Reagan and the video features a creepy clown cameraman and, of course, an iguana.

By the end of the decade, Wall of Voodoo broke up for good. Stan Ridgway still performs sometimes as Wall of Voodoo even though two of the original members, guitarist Marc Moreland and drummer Joe Nanini are deceased.

[Last modified: Monday, October 21, 2013 1:06pm]

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