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Neon Mirage


Download links and information about Neon Mirage by Stan Ridgway. This album was released in 2010 and it belongs to Jazz, Rock, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 49:16 minutes.

Artist: Stan Ridgway
Release date: 2010
Genre: Jazz, Rock, Alternative, Songwriter/Lyricist
Tracks: 12
Duration: 49:16
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No. Title Length
1. Big Green Tree 3:34
2. This Town Called Fate 3:25
3. Desert Of Dreams 3:58
4. Halfway There 3:44
5. Turn A Blind Eye 3:44
6. Wandering Star 4:03
7. Flag Up On A Pole 4:46
8. Lenny Bruce 4:18
9. Scavenger Hunt 4:47
10. Behind the Mask 6:18
11. Neon Mirage 2:54
12. Day Up In the Sun 3:45



Stan Ridgway was once the genius behind Wall of Voodoo. His solo career has led him to a variety of genres. Neon Mirage is an album that suggests Ridgway has found his way into the O.K. Corral for a few song-and-dance numbers. Except the song and dance numbers are haunted by the death of his father and the suicide of his violinist Amy Farris. He credits his parents’ record collection of old country music, from Kitty Wells to Ernest Tubb, for the inspiration and one hears a strong resemblance to Marty Robbins and his earnest, straight-forward delivery. “Halfway There” even features a nicely spoken intro that glides into an easy old-time country tune. “This Town Called Fate” has an old, dusty Western melody. Bob Dylan’s “Lenny Bruce” is turned into an old cowboy tale. However, “Turn A Blind Eye” throws things to a more conventional band, or, at least, the drums give the sound a modern vibe. “Behind the Mask” goes even further into a different groove. The walking bass starts in the desert but the feel turns serene and atmospheric.