Hoodoo Gurus discography

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Hoodoo Gurus discography

Hoodoo Gurus at 2007 SXSW
Releases
Studio albums 9
Live albums 1
Compilation albums 6
EPs 1
Singles 35
Video albums 4

The discography of Hoodoo Gurus, an Australian rock group, consists of eight studio albums, thirty-five singles, one extended play, six compilation albums and four video album/DVD releases. Formed in January 1981, the band was originally known as Le Hoodoo Gurus for the release of their first single, "Leilani" in October 1982.[1]

Hoodoo Gurus' debut album, Stoneage Romeos was released in March 1984 on Big Time Records.[2] When Stoneage Romeos was issued in America by A&M Records it stayed at number 1 in the Alternative/College charts for seven weeks, becoming one of the most played albums for the year on the college network.[3] Hoodoo Gurus' peak of popularity was in the mid-to-late 1980s with the albums Mars Needs Guitars!, Blow Your Cool! and Magnum Cum Louder,[4] all of which charted on the American Billboard 200 albums chart.[5] 1992 saw the release of Electric Soup and Gorilla Biscuit by BMG, winning the band's first Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Award for Best Cover Art in 1993,[6] with both albums certified triple Platinum.[7]

The Hoodoo Gurus officially split in 1998, with Mushroom releasing a live album, Bite the Bullet following the band's farewell tour.[2] The album was joined by a limited edition, triple CD version subtitled Director's Cut, which included the additional CDs, Doppelgänger (a collection of live-to-air Broadcasts from 1983–1996) and Bubble and Squeak (a collection of outtakes and oddities).

In November 2003 Hoodoo Gurus reformed to record a new album, Mach Schau.[8] From February 2005 EMI reissued expanded/remastered editions of all earlier Hoodoo Gurus studio albums and also released Tunnel Vision (2005), a two-DVD set compiling every Gurus' video, live material and a retrospective documentary, "Be My Guru". In 2005, at the ARIA Awards Tunnel Vision was nominated for Best Music DVD,[9] the band's fifth ARIA nomination.[10]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Chart peak positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
AUS
[11][12]
US
[5]
US College
[1][3]
1984 Stoneage Romeos 29 1 AUS: Gold[1]
1985 Mars Needs Guitars!
  • Released: May 1985
  • Label: Big Time Records BT-7053
5 140 1 AUS: Platinum[1]
1987 Blow Your Cool!
  • Released: May 1987
  • Label: Big Time Records BT-7069
2 120 1 AUS: Gold[1]
1989 Magnum Cum Louder 13 101 1 AUS: Platinum[1]
1991 Kinky
  • Released: 9 April 1991
  • Label: RCA VPCD 0839
8 172 2[3] AUS: Gold[1]
1994 Crank 2 AUS: Gold[1]
1996 Blue Cave 18
2004 Mach Schau
  • Released: 15 March 2004
  • Label: EMI
2010 Purity of Essence
  • Released: March 2010[14]
  • Label: Sony Music Entertainment
16
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

ARIA Certified Albums Awards (AUS) Gold 35,000; Platinum 70,000.[15]

Extended plays[edit]

Year Title
1997 Hoodoo Voodoo
  • Released: 27 March 1997
  • Label: Mushroom Records

Compilations[edit]

Year Title Chart peak positions
AUS
[11][12]
Certifications
(sales thresholds)
1992 Electric Soup
  • Released: September 1992
  • Label: RCA Records, BMG
  • Collection of all previously released singles
  • Also released as a 2-CD set, with Gorilla Biscuit
3 AUS: 3× Platinum[1]
Gorilla Biscuit
  • Released: September 1992
  • Label: RCA Records, BMG
  • Collection of B-Sides and Rarities
  • Also released as a 2-CD set, with Electric Soup
AUS: 3× Platinum[1]
1998 Electric Chair
  • Released: 28 April 1998[nb 2]
  • Label: Mushroom Records
  • Single: "The Real Deal"
  • Collection of rock party tracks
  • Also released as a 2-CD set, with Armchair Gurus
33 AUS: Gold[1][7]
Armchair Gurus
  • Released: 28 April 1998[nb 2]
  • Label: Mushroom Records
  • Collection of ballads and slower songs
  • Also released as a 2-CD set, with Electric Chair
AUS: Gold[1][7]
2000 Ampology
  • Released: 10 October 2000[nb 3]
  • Label: Evangeline Records, Acadia Records
  • 2 CD collection of songs spanning their entire career
39
2012 Gold Watch: 20 Golden Greats
  • Released: March 2012
  • Label: Sony Music Entertainment
  • Collection of songs spanning their entire career, including a new song, "Use By Date"
15
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

ARIA Certified Albums Awards (AUS) Gold 35,000; Platinum 70,000

Live albums[edit]

Year Title Chart peak positions
AUS
[11][12]
Certifications
(sales thresholds)
1998 Bite the Bullet
  • Released: 25 August 1998[nb 2]
  • Label: Mushroom Records, Tronador Music
  • Collection of live performances from their farewell tour
  • Also released as a 3-CD set, Bite the Bullet: Director's Cut
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart peak positions Album
AUS[11][12] Canada
[17]
NZ [18] US Mod
Rock
[19]
1982 "Leilani"[nb 4] Stoneage Romeos
1983 "Tojo" 80
"My Girl" 35
1984 "I Want You Back"
1985 "Bittersweet" 16 Mars Needs Guitars!
"Like Wow - Wipeout!" 15
1986 "Death Defying" 43
"Poison Pen" 76
1987 "What's My Scene?" 3 35 Blow Your Cool!
"Good Times" 36 95
"In the Middle of the Land" 79
1988 "The Generation Gap" 45 non-album single
1989 "Come Anytime" 27 1 Magnum Cum Louder
"Axegrinder" 60
"Another World" 85
1991 "Miss Freelove '69" 19 3 Kinky
"1000 Miles Away" 37
"A Place in the Sun" 99
"Castles in the Air"
1993 "The Right Time" 41 Crank
1994 "You Open My Eyes" 43
"Less Than a Feeling" 26
"Nobody"
1995 "Turn Up Your Radio" non-album single
with Masters Apprentices
1996 "Big Deal" Blue Cave
"If Only..."
"Waking Up Tired"
1997 "Down on Me"
"The Real Deal" Electric Chair
2003 "That's My Team" non-album single
2004 "Nothing's Changing My Life"[nb 5] Mach Schau
"When You Get to California"[nb 6]
2009 "Crackin' Up" Purity of Essence
2010 "I Hope You're Happy"
"What's In It for Me?"
2012 "Use-By Date" Gold Watch: 20 Golden Greats
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Videos albums[edit]

Year Title
1992 Electric Soup
  • Released: 1992
  • Label: Mushroom Records
  • Format: VHS
  • A collection of 19 music videos from the group.
1996 More Electric Soup
  • Released: 1996
  • Label: Mushroom Records TVD 93476
  • Format: VHS / CD
  • Compilation of videos - VHS and Blue Cave - CD package
  • A collection of a further 8 music videos from the group and 14 songs on the CD.
1999 Electric Soup
The Complete Video Collection
  • Released: 1999
  • Label: Mushroom Records
  • Format: VHS
  • Compilation of music videos from Electric Soup and More Electric Soup
2005 Tunnel Vision
  • Released: 2005
  • Label: EMI (Australia) 7243 5 44540 9 7
  • Format: DVD
  • Comprising:
    • 31 of the band's music videos.
    • 56-minutes of live performances including 16 tracks recorded in four performances from 1984–2004.
    • an 80-minute documentary entitled "Be My Guru".

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The entire album also had a limited release (only 300) as a set of seven 7" vinyl singles as In Blue Cave on Mushroom Records.[13]
  2. ^ a b c These albums were re-released in 2000, in Australia, by Shock Records.[16]
  3. ^ The album was initially released in the UK and Europe, and not released in Australia until 2003 by EMI Music Australia.[3]
  4. ^ "Leilani" was released as a single as by Le Hoodoo Gurus just before they dropped the 'Le' and changed their name to Hoodoo Gurus.[13]
  5. ^ "Nothing's Changing My Life" was only released as a single in Australia.[13]
  6. ^ "When You Get to California" was only released as a single in the United States.[13][20]

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l McFarlane, Ian (1999). "Encyclopedia entry for 'Hoodoo Gurus'". Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop. Allen & Unwin. ISBN 1-86448-768-2. Retrieved 2009-01-16. 
  2. ^ a b Holmgren, Magnus; Georgieff, Didier; Hartung, Stephan. "Hoodoo Gurus". Passagen.se. Australian Rock Database (Magnus Holmgren). Archived from the original on 22 October 2013. Retrieved 28 March 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Hoodoo Gurus". The Harbour Agency. Retrieved 2008-02-19. 
  4. ^ Adams, Mary A. (2001-04-10). "Hoodoo Gurus lyrics and biography". www.musicianguide.com. Retrieved 2008-02-19. 
  5. ^ a b "Billboard Artist Chart History - Hoodoo Gurus". Billboard Magazine. Retrieved 2008-02-11. 
  6. ^ "1993: 7th Annual ARIA Awards". Australian Record Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 2008-01-22. 
  7. ^ a b c "Australian Recording Industry Association Accreditations 1998 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 2008-02-25. 
  8. ^ "Hoodoo Gurus sign a deal with Capitol ... new album in 2004" (pdf). EMI Sydney. 2003-11-17. Retrieved 2008-01-25. 
  9. ^ "2005: 19th Annual ARIA Awards". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 2007-12-01. 
  10. ^ "ARIA Award history: Hoodoo Gurus". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 2008-05-13. 
  11. ^ a b c d Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970-1992. St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.  NOTE: Used for Australian Singles and Albums charting from 1970 until ARIA created their own charts in mid-1988.
  12. ^ a b c d "Hoodoo Gurus discography". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2008-02-10. 
  13. ^ a b c d "Hoodoo Gurus Official website: Singles". Hoodoo Gurus. Archived from the original on 2007-06-23. Retrieved 2007-12-07. 
  14. ^ Haug, Ian. "Hoodoo Guru's Brad Shepherd interviewed by Powderfinger's Ian Haug". Australian Musician magazine. Retrieved 12 December 2009. [dead link]
  15. ^ "ARIA Accreditations". Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Retrieved 2008-05-18. 
  16. ^ "AIR music database". Australian Independent Record Label Association (AIR). Retrieved 2008-04-30. 
  17. ^ http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/rpm/028020-110.01-e.php?PHPSESSID=43mgam4h6ln16v6si7uuvr4e21&q1=hoodoo&q2=Top+Singles&interval=50
  18. ^ http://charts.org.nz/search.asp?search=hoodoo&cat=s
  19. ^ "Billboard Artist Chart History - Hoodoo Gurus". Billboard Magazine. Retrieved 2008-01-20. 
  20. ^ "VH1.com entry on "When You Get to California"". VH1. Retrieved 2008-02-15. 

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