|fun but irrelevant information about stan ridgway
"Stan Ridgway came to our rehearsal space, because we were thinking of working with him. He started talking to us and said, 'You know, this is your second record. You owe it to yourselves to go in there and scare the shit out of the record company. Nothing wrong with that. Don't be afraid to explore different areas.' We were all sitting around going, 'Wow, yeah!' And unconsciously, eight months later, that's what ended up happening."
A quote from an interview with the band Possum Dixon:
crack the bell: tom shaneother fun with sound
call of the west: somebody
call of the west: unleaded
drive she said: anchorage
the engineer talkedzima
foggy river: original mix
uba's house of fashion: backwards
big and heat and the
why did stan leave geffen?
somewhere in americafound!
the rio greyhound mystery
little known facts
You just can't find good bells anymore!
Yah! Yah! Sure!
Tom Shane's a friend of mine!
I really like himhe's in the industry!
I used to be somebody!
I used to be somebody, do you hear me?
Do you hear me? I'veI've been there!
I used to be somebody, god damn you!
I've been there before!
Don't walk away!
What, y'you wanted unleaded?
Unleadedthat's next pump over, so keep on movin', okay?
Naw, it's out of order.
Hey, hey, uh
Hey, y'all, get outta my way!all ya sunday drivers!
Hey, you want one of these, ah, Slim Jims? They're good!
What?what? You don'tyou don't want one?
Well they're 100% meat!
Haven't I seen you somewhere before?
I know, I know, Anchorage, that's where I seen ya, Anchorage.
Well, where you goin'?
I'm sorry, I don't go in that part of town anymore.
I don't need my windows washed.
Here we gosame kind of arrangement, right?
'Cause she's hangin' out there still! At
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But why? For an answer, here's a quotation from Professor Sam Umland's essay Stan Ridgway: A Man Made Of Words :
[...] in the British magazine The Face, an article on Ridgway mentions "a homebuilt dummy named Jack" that Ridgway had as a kid: "I was a good ventriloquist," he says. "Trouble is I had no jokes". (You can see a picture of Jack, held by the young Stan Ridgway, on the 1992 "best of" CD Songs That Made This Country Great.
Now I just need to know who Pete is (A Mission In Life, Walking Home Alone, Peg And Pete And Me).
Right at the beginning of the clip, Stan says to the audience "It's great to be back here in Santa Cruz"and I instantly recognized the club as The Catalyst in Santa Cruz, California. I lived in Santa Cruz for seven years, and saw many a band on that unnaturally high, nasty little black stage. Besides, only a Santa Cruz crowd could be that rude.
Why? Where are the missing seventy-three seconds, Agent Muldur? Actually, you can find them on the 1993 rerelease of The Big Heat. That version of Rio Greyhound is 3:12, as advertised.
So what happened? Who knows. Maybe there was a mixup in the studio. Maybe they ran out of room on the vinyl, but they'd already printed the record jackets and CD booklets. At least they corrected the problem for the 1993 rereleaseand now we have two versions of Rio to enjoy.
As for the shorter mix, it's really just shorter. It's missing the third time through the bridge at the end (starting at 1:40 and ending at 2:56). I got used to the original mix, so when I listen to the 1993 rerelease it's still a little jarring.