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Cover of Call Of The West

From Call Of The West and 59 other releases

Wall of Voodoo’s second full-length album, Call of the West, was a noticeably more approachable work than their debut, Dark Continent, and it even scored a fluke hit single, “Mexican Radio,” a loopy little number about puzzled American tourists that’s easily the catchiest thing on the album.

Speaking with Songfacts about this song in a 2010 interview, frontman Stan Ridgeway explained this song was inspired by the high-wattage, unregulated AM border-blaster Mexican radio stations with signals that traveled well into America, and the occasional interjections in Spanish in the song were recorded off a real Mexican radio station.

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I feel a hot wind on my shoulder
And the touch of a world that is older
I turn the switch and check the number
I leave it on when in bed I slumber

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