Monday, February 4, 2008

Wall Of Voodoo - There's Nothing On This Side / Mexican Radio (Dub)


In the early 1980s Wall Of Voodoo released their hit single "Mexican Radio" on 12" vinyl. The B-side of the album contained 2 very interesting tracks that captured my imagination for many years. Track 1 is called "There's Nothing On This Side" and Track 2 is "Mexican Radio (Dub)". TNOTS is a track that incorporates strange synthesized noises, a simple electronic rhythm and snippets of conversation mostly taken from Telephone recordings. I had a friend play the track for me several years ago, and I never stopped thinking about how different it was. I believe that track paved the way for me embracing Industrial music a few years later. The second song is a simple remix of "Mexican Radio" that is just experimental enough to go really well with track 1. Since the A side is easy to find and still in print, I did not include that, but Side 2 is somewhat hard to find so I hope you'll enjoy it as much as I do. I just realized that the A-side is a different edit than what appears on their "Call Of The West" LP so a link is listed in the comments for that version.

get it here

15 comments:

the vapor said...

hanks Steve!
do you have any other 12" mixes of Mexican Radio?
all the best from the west coast!

Steve Engler said...

I don't, but I'll be looking for a copy.

Lisa Bee said...

Mexican Radio is one of my favorite songs ever. Sometimes I just bust out singing it and the munchkins just stare at me like I'm wierd or something. Thanks to your awesome blog I can share the actual tune with them, I know at least K will appreciate it. K seems to have similar taste in music to you. His favorite at the moment is Camper Van Beethoven's Tusk.

Steve Engler said...

I just realized that the Mexican Radio single is a different edit than on the "Call Of The West" LP. So, I will offer a link to that as well now at:
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=TPSC4CB2

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the Wall of Voodoo

Anonymous said...

Can't thank you enough. My buddy had that album in college and I loved it. I just downloaded it thanks to you.

Steve Engler said...

I want to thank Nick Theodore for turning me on to that song many years ago, Thanks Nick!

Anonymous said...

ever heard the cover that a mexican band released during 2008? it is actually not that bad though not as good as wall of vodoo's of course. if you're curious:
http://mx.youtube.com/watch?v=wQF-TRDqoKw

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the A-Side. Could you re-post the dub-mix also ?

Greetings from Germany * Rick

Steve Engler said...

Get the full EP here:
http://sharebee.com/a87c421f

T-Bird said...

Thanks

siys said...

Any chance of a re-up of the entire EP? Thanks mucho!!
Stevo In Yr Stereo of "Mind-Altering Music"
http://nch01.fortunecity.com/siys.html

Steve Engler said...

Here's the EP
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=M5E0LBRF

siys said...

WOW!!! Lossless!! Ya can't beat that!!! Thank you very much for this awesome share!!! You Rock!!
Stevo In Yr Stereo of "Mind-Altering Music"
http://nch01.fortunecity.com/siys.html

Anonymous said...

Thank you :-)

I have the Mexican Radio 12" single, but some pops/clicks that are difficult to address without messing up the music. These .flac files sound great and so far, better than my existing.

Grazzi.... Eric :-)