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Hoodoo Gurus Reissuing Their Entire Catalog in Expanded Form to CD, Vinyl, Download & Streaming Services

by VVN Music News Feed

Hoodoo Gurus have announced that their entire catalog of recordings will be reissued via their own imprint, Big Time Phonograph Recording Co., via streaming services, vinyl, CD and download. "This was the label on which the band's first recordings were issued. All current and potential future recordings will be issued through this imprint.

Dave Faulkner, lead singer and songwriter of Hoodoo Gurus says: "We've finally gone from the Stone Age to the 21st Century (pun intended) and made our music available for streaming, something our fans outside of the US have been demanding for a long time and it's a delicious irony for us that we are doing it through the revived Big Time Records entity, the label that first signed us in 1982."

The first fruits of this are borne in the launch April 27th 2018 of the Hoodoo Gurus complete catalogue on all streaming services throughout the world. All albums are expanded versions of the originals - to include B-Sides and rarities from each era. Included in this rollout is the previously digitally unavailable Bite the Bullet: Directors Cut live/rarities collection alongside their 2003 garage side-project Turkish Delight recorded under the pseudonym of Persian Rugs. Persian Rugs 'Turkish Delight' is released in extra expanded form, adding eleven additional studio tracks to the original release.

This will be followed in early summer by the reissue of the band's entire catalog on CD distributed in the US and Canada via AMPED.

Starting in September 2018 all Hoodoo Gurus albums will be reissued on vinyl - one album per month over one year pressed on luscious 180-gram colored vinyl.

The band have also announced the Hoodoo Gurus Record Club, an entity through which for fans around the world can order each vinyl album early and direct from the band. More details at the redesigned Hoodoo Gurus website - new direct-to-fan store and refreshed socials are all part of this new chapter in Hoodoo Gurus story.

Hoodoo Gurus evocative and relatable lyricism, peerless song writing, with a hint of punk attitude - placed in a distinctively Australian context have provided a careful balance of critical success and enduring mainstream appeal for over 35 years. The enduring importance of Hoodoo Gurus is reflected in sell-out tours throughout the world and the status tracks from the Gurus catalogue enjoy as indisputable staples of radio, being name-checked in many 'best-ever album' countdowns. The band were inducted into the Australian Music Hall of Fame in 2007.

The influence of the Hoodoo Gurus songs is felt beyond Australia's boundaries and often name checked as vitally influential to a variety of other artists. International artists who have publicly name-checked Hoodoo Gurus include Steve Van Zandt, Manic Street Preachers, Courtney Love and many more.

Hoodoo Gurus albums: Chronologically
  • Stoneage Romeos is the debut album from Hoodoo Gurus. Released in 1984 it boasts the singles Leilani, Tojo, I Want You Back and My Girl. One of the greatest debut albums of all time, the record was featured within the Top 30 of the book 100 Greatest Australian Albums Of All Time in 2010 and topped the US College charts. Stoneage Romeos reached Platinum status in Australia.
  • Mars Needs Guitars is the second gold album from Hoodoo Gurus. Released in 1985 and reaching #140 in the US Billboard charts, the album boasts the classic singles Bittersweet, Like Wow-Wipeout, Death Defying, Poison Pen.
  • Blow Your Cool is the third album from Hoodoo Gurus, also going gold. Released in 1987 and reaching #120 in the US, the album boasts the singles What's My Scene, Good Times, In The Middle Of The Land.
  • Magnum Cum Louder . Released in 1989 and reaching #101 in the US, the album boasts the singles Come Anytime, Axegrinder, Another World. Gold in the band's home territory again
  • Kinky is the fifth album from Hoodoo Gurus. Released in 1991 and reaching #172 in the US, the album boasts the singles Miss Freelove '69, 1000 Miles Away, A Place In The Sun, Castles In The Air.
  • Electric Soup / Gorilla Biscuit: Compiled in 1992 to mark Hoodoo Gurus tenth anniversary, Electric Soup collected all the singles from Hoodoo Gurus career to that point - the album was coupled with Gorilla Biscuit, collecting all B-Sides to that point in Hoodoo Gurus career.
  • Crank album number six. Released in 1994 the album features the singles The Right Time, You Open My Eyes, Less Than A Feeling, Nobody.
  • Blue Cave album number 7. Released in 1996 the singles include, Big Deal, If Only, Waking Up Tired and Down On Me.
  • Mach Schau after an eight year hiatus the band release album number eighth . Released in 2004 the album features the tracks When You Get To California and Nothing's Changing My Life.
  • Purity Of Essence the last (to date) studio album is. released in 2010 and boasts the singles Crackin Up, I Hope You're Happy, What's In It For Me.
  • Gold Watch, the 'Best of' compilation from the Hoodoo Gurus, is released in 2012 and goes gold immediately in Australia.