I wish I was in TiajuanaBarbequed iguana! This may be the only time cooked lizards made it to the Billboard charts. And notice there's an iguana on the band's homepage. Before any of you spelling or geography geeks write to point out that Tijuana is misspelled above, that's the way vocalist Stan Ridgway pronounces it (the extra syllable is important because it fits the meter).
Eating barbequed iguana
I'd take requests on the telephone
I'm on a wavelength far from home
I feel a hot wind on my shoulder
I dial it in from south of the border
I hear the talking of the dj
Can't understand just what does he say?
I remember watching the video for "Mexican Radio" in the early days of MTV, or at least the early days of our house having cable TV. But the only scene I remember is Ridgway's(?) head popping up in a bowl of beans near the end. I used to watch the whole video just waiting for that part.
UPDATE 04/22/2007 - Of course the video is on YouTube. Funny how the head in the beans is only shown for literally a second, considering how well I remember the image.