They were, indeed, a fine band. And Stan Ridgway’s first couple of solo albums — particularly “The Big Heat” — are quite wonderful. (The Big Heat is on my list of all-time favorites — there’s just so much great stuff to sink one’s ears into….)
Plus, to my knowledge, WoV and the Gleaming Spires are the only “respectable” bands I know of who specifically authorized use of their tunes in porn films of the time. (WoV’s Ring of Fire was used in one of Rinse Dream’s feverscapes, and the Spires — who backed Sparks during their great ’80s resurgence — allowed the Dark Bros to use their Christian Girl’s Problems for one of their Devil in Miss Jones films.
Wall of Voodoo is another band from that era I thought I understood but is better than I realized.
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