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About Hoodoo Gurus

For two and a half decades the Hoodoo Gurus have consistently been one of the most inventive, lyrically smart and exciting rock'n'roll bands Australia has ever produced. Along the way they've influenced an entire generation of bands.

From the get go the Hoodoo Gurus created a distinctive distillation of music that was in their respective record collections, creating a fascinating synthesis of The Cramps, T. Rex, Little Richard, The Ramones, Suicide, Gene Vincent, The Flamin' Goovies, Nancy Sinatra, Gary Glitter, Bobby Gentry, The Sonics and a thousand others. They spelt it out in (Let's All) Turn On, the opening track from Stoneage Romeos.

A second album, Mars Needs Guitars, sent the Gurus career skyrocketing. Blow Your Cool came out in 1987 and the Gurus continued to build their reputation as a live and recording band. Albums kept coming - Magnum Cum Louder (1988), Kinky (1991), Crank (1994), and Blue Cave (1996). There are also two double CD compilations - Electric Soup/ Gorilla Biscuit (1992) and Electric Chair/Armchair Guru (1997).
Did the Gurus break up or take a rest in 1997? After 16 years of touring and recording - and with more than a quarter of a million albums sold worldwide - the band were due whatever they decided they wanted.

A revitalised Hoodoo Gurus released Mach Schau in 2004 and hit the road again, playing to an audience comprised of both long-term fans and a new generation.
Come the early part of 2007 and the Hoodoo Gurus were consistently cited as one of the highlights of SXSW where performances formed part of an extended run of North America and Canadian dates.

The Hoodoo Gurus remain as relevant and impassioned about their distinctive brand of rock'n'roll as at any time in their twenty-five year career. Witness their induction into the Australian Music Hall of Fame in August 2007.