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If Stan Ridgway's debut album on Geffen Records appears
cinematic, as if it were unfolding a story about a certain
place with certain characters, that's because it is.

"When I write songs," Ridgway explains, "I start from an
emotion, or kind of vague feeling. Sometimes I'll write at
the typewriter and fill up a page, and then later look at
it and see what strikes me as interesting. During the time
of recording Mosquitos, I put together a kind of trashy
screenplay to amuse myself, and also to get away from the
'songs' angle of it More...




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Curious fact | Reviewer: Willoughby
    ------ About the song Uba's house of fashions performed by Stan Ridgway

40 years ago in Santa Monica there was a small clothing store named Uba's that catered to crossdressers. I've long wondered if Mr. Ridgway is referring to the place in this song.


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