Wall of Voodoo was an American new wave group from Los Angeles, California, United States, best known for the 1983 hit “Mexican Radio”. The band had a sound that was a fusion of synthesizer-based new wave music with the spaghetti Western soundtrack style of Ennio Morricone.
“Mexican Radio” is a song by American new wave band Wall of Voodoo. Produced by Richard Mazda, the track was initially released on their 1982 album Call of the West and was released as a single in early 1983. Despite regular airplay on MTV in their native United States, the song had moderate commercial success, peaking at no. 58 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It did better in other parts of the world, peaking at no. 18 in Canada, no. 21 in New Zealand and no. 33 in Australia. It also reached no. 64 in the UK.