Song Roulette: Chris Walsh Of Red Light Cameras

Jessica Cassyle Carr
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Chris Walsh is the guitarist for Red Light Cameras—a Burque rock ’n’ soul four piece. On Saturday, Oct. 15, the band releases its self-titled debut album at the Launchpad (618 Central SW) with the support of Techtonic Movement, The Great Depression, RAWRR! and Shoulder Voices. The 21-and-over show is $5. In the meantime, we asked Walsh to set his digital music library to random—get a feel for the band’s inspirations below.

Song Roulette

1) “Month of May” • Arcade Fire • The Suburbs

“I’ll love Arcade Fire even after they are cool. You can tell that they really mean what they say. I saw them when they came to Santa Fe and found they are truly dedicated to their live show. I think about them every time I play live.”

Song Roulette

2) “Anybody Seen My Baby?” • The Rolling Stones • Bridges to Babylon

“Let’s face it, The Rolling Stones is the most ridiculous band ever. Mick Jagger is one of the ugliest/sexiest rockers alive. Keith Richards should be dead a hundred times over. And the band has been together for almost 50 years. Ridiculous.”

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3) “A Girl Named Sandoz” • Smashing Pumpkins • Pisces Iscariot

“The Smashing Pumpkins cover The Animals’ B-side, and then put it on their album of B-sides. Sounds raw, messy and so old-school pumpkins. Billy Corgan taught me guitar.”

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4) “Ledwerx” • I is for Ida • Storybook

“I got this album at their CD release show and was magically transported to a magical world of good vibes watching them perform.”

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5) “All Apologies [acoustic]” • Nirvana • With the Lights Out

“Kurt Cobain was a teenage angst god, and his albums were the bible which I studied from. Looking back, I realize that underneath Kurt’s brooding, anti-music industry facade was a really good pop songwriter.”
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