Late in 2016, I posted on Facebook about the contents of a mix tape I put together sometime in early 92. It’s the only sixty-minute tape of its kind in my collection. I’ll be re-upping modified versions of those sixteen posts over the coming weeks.
One day sometime in 84 when my friends and I were watching MTV in our student center, this video came on and was followed by the Call’s “The Walls Came Down.” That may well be my pick for the greatest one-two punch the channel played in its heyday. I can’t help but notice how young Stan Ridgway and company look here. This is a great, great song.
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I’m sometimes puzzled by how many people worship Tom Waits (who I think is terrific) but forget about Stan. He’s one of my favorite songwriters. It’s even creepier, though, to think about the fact that at least two of WoV have checked out (at relatively young ages), as has Mr. Been of the Call.