29 Dec 2019
The Hoodoo Gurus formed in Sydney on 1 January 1981 to play their first “show” in an inner city lounge room. Core members are Dave Faulkner and Brad Shepherd joined along the way by Mark Kingsmill (1983) and Rick Grossman (1989).
The band’s debut Stoneage Romeos, full of garage punk songs and pop references, was named Australian Debut Album of the Year and was released in America where it stayed at Number One in the Alternative/College charts for seven weeks, becoming one of the most played albums for the year on the college network.
Mars Needs Guitars, the band’s second album, topped the charts and went gold within three weeks and platinum shortly afterwards. Blow Your Cool, released in 1986 was a massive pop hit propelled by the band’s highest charting single ‘What’s My Scene’ Album 4, and Magnum Cum Louder reaches Number One on the American College and Alternative charts. Followed by albums Kinky, Crank, Blue Cave, Mach Schau and Purity of Essence the band continued to tour regularly through Europe, North America, Australia and Brazil.
The Hoodoo Gurus were inducted into Australian Music Hall of Fame in July 2007.
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29 Dec 2019
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