Kinky (Hoodoo Gurus album)

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Kinky
Studio album by Hoodoo Gurus
Released 9 April 1991
Recorded Trafalgar Studio
Genre Rock
Length 37:23
Label RCA/BMG
EMI
Producer Hoodoo Gurus
Hoodoo Gurus chronology
Magnum Cum Louder
(1989)
Kinky
(1991)
Electric Soup / Gorilla Biscuit
(1992)
Singles from Kinky
  1. "Miss Freelove '69"
    Released: February, 1991
  2. "1000 Miles Away"
    Released: June, 1991
  3. "A Place in the Sun"
    Released: August, 1991
  4. "Castles in the Air"
    Released: December, 1991
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Kinky was iconic[2][3] Australian rock group Hoodoo Gurus' fifth studio album,[4] and was released on 9 April 1991 by RCA Records. It was produced by the group.[4]

The album reached No. 172 on the American Billboard charts in 1991,[5] with the single "Miss Freelove '69" (February 1991) reaching No. 19 on the ARIA Singles Chart,[6] No. 3 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart in 1991. Other singles were "1000 Miles Away" (June 1991, No. 37[7]), "A Place in the Sun" (August 1991) and "Castles in the Air" (December 1991).

EMI re-released the album on 7 February 2005[8] with four additional tracks, a fold out poster and liner notes by Dave Gray (Rocket Science).

Background[edit]

Hoodoo Gurus had formed in Sydney in 1981 with Dave Faulkner the mainstay as songwriter, lead singer and guitarist.[9] He was later joined by Mark Kingsmill on drums, and Brad Shepherd on guitar, vocals, and harmonica.[4] In 1988 Richard Grossman (ex Matt Finish, Divinyls)[10] replaced Clyde Bramley on bass guitar.[9] The most stable line-up of Faulkner, Grossman, Kingsmill, and Shepherd saw Hoodoo Gurus from 1988 to their hiatus in January 1998.[11]

After the first album under their new contract, Magnum Cum Louder they recorded 1991's Kinky, which peaked at No. 172 on the American Billboard 200 album charts.[5] It provided the single "Miss Freelove '69" which reached No. 19 on the ARIA Singles Chart,[6] and No. 3 on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart in 1991. Another single of the same year "1000 Miles Away" reached No. 37 in Australia.[7] It was adopted by the crew of Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Canberra as their 'anthem' in 1993, playing it whenever they left port.[12] Hoodoo Gurus played a concert, including "1000 Miles Away", on-board HMAS Canberra during its last voyage prior to decommissioning in 2005;[13] coincidentally, Dave Faulkner's father is a World War II veteran who survived the sinking of the original Canberra.[12] After releasing Kinky the band then released two compilations at once in 1992, Electric Soup, which contained the band's hits and Gorilla Biscuit, which was made up of B-sides and rarities.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Dave Faulkner unless otherwise indicated.[14]

Original release[edit]

  1. "Head in the Sand" (Faulkner, Richard Grossman)[14] — 2:49
  2. "A Place in the Sun" — 3:47
  3. "Castles in the Air" — 4:08
  4. "Something's Coming" (Faulkner, Brad Shepherd)[14] — 3:12
  5. "Miss Freelove '69" — 4:15
  6. "1000 Miles Away" — 4:33
  7. "Desiree" (Shepherd)[14] — 2:34
  8. "I Don't Mind" — 3:40
  9. "Brainscan" (Faulkner, Shepherd)[14] — 3:18
  10. "Too Much Fun" (Faulkner, Shepherd)[14] — :14
  11. "Dressed in Black" (Shepherd)[14] — 2:44

2005 re-release[edit]

Songwriters same as above, additional tracks by Faulkner unless otherwise indicated.[14]

  1. "Head in the Sand" — 2:49
  2. "A Place in the Sun" — 3:47
  3. "Castles in the Air" — 4:08
  4. "Something's Coming" — 3:12
  5. "Miss Freelove '69" — 4:15
  6. "1000 Miles Away" — 4:33
  7. "Desiree" - 2:34
  8. "I Don't Mind" — 3:40
  9. "Brainscan" — 3:18
  10. "Too Much Fun" — 3:14
  11. "Dressed in Black" — 2:44
  12. "Stomp The Tumbarumba" (Johnny Devlin, Joy Inman)[14]
  13. "I think you Know"
  14. "Doctor is In"
  15. "Little Drummer Boy (Up the Kyber)" (Harry Simeone, Henry Onorati, Katherine Davis)[14]

Personnel[edit]

Album is credited to:[4][15]

Hoodoo Gurus members

Additional musicians

  • Vicki Peterson - Backing vocals (track 6)
  • Rob Younger - Vocals (track 9)
  • Stephanie Faulkner - Backing vocals (track 2)
  • Sunil DeSilva - Additional Percussion (track 3)

Additional credits

  • Engineer — Alan Thorne
  • Assistant Engineers — David, Mackie, Robert Hodgson
  • Mastering — Greg Calbi
  • Mixers — Ed Stasium, Paul Hamingson
  • Assistant Mixer — Kyle Bess
  • Producer — Hoodoo Gurus

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "ARIA Awards 2007: About Hall of Fame". ARIA Awards. Retrieved 2007-11-20. 
  3. ^ Pope, Mark (2007-05-07). (PDF) "ARIA presents the 2007 ARIA Hall of Fame". Retrieved 2008-01-22. [dead link]
  4. ^ a b c d Holmgren, Magnus; Georgieff, Didier; Hartung, Stephan. "Hoodoo Gurus". Passagen.se. Australian Rock Database (Magnus Holmgren). Archived from the original on 22 October 2013. Retrieved 25 March 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Billboard Artist Chart History - Hoodoo Gurus". Billboard Magazine. Retrieved 2008-02-11. 
  6. ^ a b "Australian Singles Chart "Miss Freelove '69"". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2007-12-22. 
  7. ^ a b "Australian Singles Chart "1000 Miles Away"". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2007-12-02. 
  8. ^ EMI Records
  9. ^ a b McFarlane, Ian (1999). "Encyclopedia entry for 'Hoodoo Gurus'". Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop. Allen & Unwin. ISBN 1-86448-768-2. Retrieved 2008-12-07. 
  10. ^ Holmgren, Magnus. "Rick Grossman". Passagen.se. Australian Rock Database (Magnus Holmgren). Archived from the original on 30 October 2013. Retrieved 25 March 2014. 
  11. ^ Clarke, Gareth. "Hoodoo Guruvosity". members.tripod.com. Retrieved 2008-03-18. [dead link]
  12. ^ a b McLennan, Grant. "Ship's final mile". Navy: the sailor's paper. Retrieved 2008-02-19. 
  13. ^ McLennan, Grant. "Decommissioning Year HMAS Canberra". Royal Australian Navy. Retrieved 2008-02-19. 
  14. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Australasian Performing Right Association". APRA. Retrieved 2007-12-02. 
  15. ^ "Discogs entry on Kinky". discogs.com. Retrieved 2007-12-02.