DAYS IN SAMMYSTOWN
SINCE WALL Of Voodoo
parted company with the irreplaceable
Stanard Ridgeway they've continued to
wrestle with their steamy vision of
Amerikans and Amerikana, still swathing
their cultural caricatures with the
spooky atmosphere enhanced by the
venomous sweep and wild Western twang of
Marc Moreland's guitar.
where Ridgeway's voice and generally
screwy persona created an internal
friction and musical contrast which made
the tunes so dramatically unique, their
current front person, the
Prieboy, slips rather too comfortably
into the Wall Of Voodoo noise.
the band trot through the expected tales
of vice and sleaze, but do so with no
insight or imagination or humour. And,
unlike the people in their songs, they
take no risks.