Discography: Stan Ridgway

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This document is a discography of:

        Stan Ridgway (Stanard Ridgway) solo and otherwise

Copyright © 1992-2018 by John Relph.


The latest revision of this discography can be found at:

Check out the official SR Dis-information web site:
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Also see Beyond Tomorrow, an unofficial site:
The unofficial Wall of Voodoo site:

Some information included in this discography was taken from the Police
discography compiled by Carlo Bolchini, the Dr. Demento playlist archive
compiled by Jeff Morris, and from various on-line record store catalogs.

Special thanks to: (in alphabetical order)

        Ulrich Angersbach, John Barker, David Brady, Ron Cameron,
        James Davis, Sheri Diaz, Mitchell R Dickerman, Thomas Hallstein,
        Morten Hana, Larry Hastings, Rudyard Kennedy, Pete Kohut,
        Richard Lane, Eric G. Lawton, John Martin, Matthew Maxwell,
        Steve Miller, David W. Millians, David A. Pearlman, Clark Price,
        Stan Ridgway, Craig Shipley, John Stephens, Mark Turrell,
        Sam Umland, Paul Want, Adam J Weitzman, David Wilson,
        Dennis Wollnik.

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Plain-text discography available upon request.

News and Information

Stan Ridgway writes the forward to Lost America: Night Photography of the Abandoned Roadside West, by Todd Pavia (Pub 2003.07.13 US MBI 978-0760314906).

Bruce Lash performs an easy listening cover of “Mexican Radio” on his album Prozak for Lovers II (CD 2004 US Bruce Lash ?). Lee Press On And The Nails performs a rockabilly cover of “Mexican Radio”, available on the compilation Swing-a-Billy Chartbusters (CD 2003.02.10 UK? Frankie Boy FBR011). Polvo covers “Mexican Radio” on the Freedom of Choice: Yesterday's New Wave Hits As Performed By Today's Stars '80s tribute album (LPx2 1992 DE Tannis Root/City Slang slang 026).

Stan Ridgway was a member of the Sundance Composers Lab 1998.

Stan Ridgway and Drywall shot a short film entitled The Drywall Incident, directed by Carlos Grasso.

A promo video has been made entitled The Making of Stan Ridgway's Big Dumb Town, March 1996, which includes the “Big Dumb Town” video, directed by Randal Johnson.

Stan Ridgway has scored a number of films:

Death Smokes a Big Cigar, 1997, directed by Franco Riccardi
Spent, 2000, directed by Gil Cates, Jr.
Speedway Junky, 1999, directed by Nick Perry
Desperate But Not Serious, 1999, directed by Bill Fishman
The Keening, 1999, directed by Alex & Andrew Smith
Error in Judgment, 1998, directed by Scott Levy
Race, 1997, directed by Tom Musca
Future Kick, 1991, directed by Damian Klaus

The following promotional videos have been filmed:

I Wanna Be A Boss
Drive She Said
The Big Heat
Callin' Out to Carol
Lonely Town
End of the Line (from Terminus)
Don't Box Me In (from Rumblefish)
Goin' Southbound
Drywall: Bel Air Blues
Big Dumb Town
The Making of Big Dumb Town
Knife and Fork
Pietra Wexstun & Hecate's Angels: Femme Fatale
Lenny Bruce
This Town Called Fate
Pietra Wexstun & Hecate's Angels: Take It Away

Numerous tracks have been offered for download, including but not limited to the following:

Buried the Pope (Blues for John Paul)
My Rose Marie - A Soldier's Tale
Train of Thought (live at The Great American Music Hall)
Monsters of the Id (Live at the Saxon Pub)
Ring of Fire (Live at Cafe du Nord)
Mr. Moonman
Goin' On Down to the BBQ
Garage Band '69 (Live)
Throw It Away

It's a Dog's Life was the Wall of Voodoo fan club and newsletter.

Recent changes to this document are indicated by green type.

Abbreviations and Definitions

num.    numbered        ltd.    limited         ed.     edition
p/s     picture sleeve  std.    standard        s/s     stock sleeve
s/l     slimline        j/b     jewel box       promo   promotional
c/n     catalog number  g/f     gatefold        p/d     picture disc
b/i     back insert     p/b     paperboard      w/s     widescreen

Album:  full album release, in one or more of the formats below:
  LP    12" vinyl long-player (33 1/3 RPM)
  CD    Compact (digital) disc (std. j/b unless otherwise indicated)
  CT    (Mini-) Cassette tape
  8T    8-track tape (obsolete)
  RT    Reel-to-reel tape
  DC    Digital Compact Cassette tape
  MD    MiniDisc (digital magneto-optical)
  CR    CD-R (CD Recordable or Read-Write)
  SA    Super Audio Compact Disc (SACD)
  DA    DVD Audio
  DR    DVD-R (DVD Recordable or Read-Write)
  DD    Digital Download (see Other Formats below)

Single: single or EP release, in one or more of the formats below:
  7"    45 RPM vinyl
  10"   45 RPM vinyl
  12"   45 RPM vinyl
  C3    CD-3, 3" (8 cm) CD single
  C5    5" (12 cm) CD single (s/l j/b unless otherwise indicated)
  CS    (Mini-) Cassette single (p/b p/s unless otherwise indicated)
  EP    Extended play single or mini-album (vinyl, usually 33 1/3 RPM)
  F7    7" flexi-disc, flexible vinyl single (usually one-sided)

Video:  video release, in one or more of the formats below:
  VHS   VHS-format video tape
  Beta  Beta-format video tape
  BRD   Blu-ray Disc
  UMD   Universal Media Disc (Sony PlayStation Portable)
  HVD   High-Definition Versatile Disc (HD DVD)
  DVD   Digital Versatile (Video) Disc (including DVD-ROM)
  VCD   Video CD, popular in Asia (MPEG1)
  CLV   Video disc in Constant Linear Velocity format (8" or 12")
  CAV   Video disc in Constant Angular Velocity format (8" or 12")
  LDS   Laser Disc single (Japan)
  VHD   Video High Density, obsolete laser disc format (Japan)
  NTSC  Video format for U.S.A. and Japan
  PAL   Video format for the E.C. (except France), Scandinavia, Australia
  SECAM Video format for France

Other Formats:
  ROM   CD-ROM, computer-readable disc
  MP3   Layer 3 MPEG encoded audio
  WMA   Windows Media Audio
  PZD   PocketZip floppy disk storage system
  Pub   A publication: a book, songbook, pamphlet, magazine, etc.

  Q1/Q2/Q3/Q4   Calendar quarters: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall.
  Radio Show    A release specially recorded for radio airplay.
  Interview     An interview transcription disc.
  Collection    A collection of tracks by this artist, usually previously
                released on various albums and singles.
  Compilation   A compilation of tracks by various artists.
  Soundtrack    Soundtrack to a film or play released in Album format.
  Box Set       Box set of previously released and/or unreleased material.
  Songbook      Book of words and music.
  Bootleg       Unauthorized release of previously unreleased material
                consisting of concert recordings, studio outtakes, and
                radio or television broadcasts.
  Pirate        Unauthorized release of previously released material
                without attempting to make the album look like an original.
  Counterfeit   Unauthorized copy of an officially released album.

Country codes are InterNIC domain names, except for the following:
        AA  Australasia         AS  Asia                BX  BeNeLux
        EU  Europe (EC/EEC/EU)  SC  Scandinavia         SO  South America
        WG  West Germany (prior to August 1990)         WW  Worldwide

The Fine Print

Please do not ask me where to find rare recordings, bootlegs, videos, or other releases listed in this discography.  Please do not ask me where you can get scans of artwork for these releases.  This discography is a list of releases that have been made available over time, not a list of my personal collection.  Just because any given release is listed in this discography does not mean that I own that release, nor does it indicate that I am willing to trade, sell, or make tape copies of that or any other release.  If you are looking for such recordings, try attending record shows, reading collector magazines, and hunting in used record shoppes.

While the existence of unauthorized recordings may be documented herein, I cannot advise on the legality of such recordings, nor can I advise where such recordings can be obtained.

All singles and EPs have a picture sleeve (p/s) unless otherwise noted.  Unless otherwise noted, CDs come in a standard jewel-box and CD-singles come in a slim-line jewel-box.  An “obi” is the paper strip (literally, the “sash”) that comes wrapped around most Japanese LPs and CDs.

Song authorship is denoted by names enclosed in braces, e.g., “{Blegvad/Moore}”.  Where possible, the name of the lyricist appears first.

Information flagged with a question mark has not been verified (a guess, a rumour).  If you have further information about these or other related releases or if you can supply missing artwork, please write me.

Many CD track times were found using my compact disc player and the time indicated on your CD player may vary slightly (± 1-3 seconds), due to the way different machines calculate track times.

Address all correspondence to:
       John Relph <John.Relph at alumni dot usc dot edu>

This list was compiled and formatted by John Relph.

While information about particular releases is not copyright and may be used without permission, the compilation of this information in this discography in this format is copyright and may not be published in any form whatsoever without the permission of the author.  Just ask.

This discography may be distributed electronically and otherwise if and only if the entire copyright notice and attributions are included.

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