This Week’s Guest: Andy Prieboy (11/14 Show)

Written by on November 11, 2008

This week’s show will feature an interview with one of the most interesting and unique artists of our time: Andy Prieboy. Most remember him as the second lead singer of Wall of Voodoo, a distinction that has led to several unfair comparisons with Stan Ridgway when, in fact, the presence of both front-men represented two separate eras of a legendary and innovative band. Prieboy is also an accomplished solo artist who had added the credits of playwright and novelist to his vast repertoire.


During our discussion, I had the privilege of picking his brain on music and the stories behind some of his greatest work including “Tomorrow Wendy,” “Psycho Ex,” and “Far Side of Crazy” as well as his newest (to date) piece, “Shine (Red Bead Follows Blue).” [amazonify]B001DOJYIG[/amazonify] We premiered the first version of the latter on our 11/7 Revenge of the 80s show and will do the same with a newer edit of “Shine” after our interview. [amazonify]B000002O2D:right[/amazonify] Prieboy’s influences are many and range from early 20th century pop all the way to rock pioneers like Ray Davies, producing one of the most unique minds and creative forces in music and entertainment.
Andy shares several interesting stories about his life and career. He talks about how Wall of Voodoo recruited him, offers commentary on the music business, how Stan Ridgway came to play harmonica on “Shine” and several other interesting stories and insight. This is truly an intriguing interview that no Wall of Voodoo fan — or music fan — should miss.

Prieboy is currently in the process of releasing some new material. To date, he has released four new songs (with alternative tracks for two of them) with more to come including some work dating back to his first band, Eye Protection. He talks about these works during our conversation. You can purchase them either here or through Andy’s website.


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