Mach Schau (album)

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Mach Schau
Studio album by Hoodoo Gurus
Released 15 March 2004
Recorded November / December 2003
Genre Rock
Length 46:11
Label Acadia/Evangeline (UK)
EMI/Capitol Records (Australia)
Producer Hoodoo Gurus, Kim Salmon
Hoodoo Gurus chronology
Ampology
(2000)
Mach Schau
(2004)
Purity of Essence
(2010)
Singles from Mach Schau
  1. "Nothing's Changing My Life"
    Released: 16 February 2004 (Australia)
  2. "When You Get to California"
    Released: 27 April 2004 (U.S.)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Mach Schau is the eighth studio album by the Australian rock group Hoodoo Gurus.[2] It was recorded eight years after their previous studio album, Blue Cave,[2] and released six years after the band had officially split up in January 1998.

For its release outside Australia, under the EMI/Capitol Records label, Mach Schau was given new cover art (see below), and a revised sequence, with the tracks "Isolation" and "Penelope's Lullaby" removed, and "White Night", "Monkey's Wedding" and "Song of the Year" added. The album's title is a reference to the German phrase, "make show", which The Beatles were told to do on each night's performance during their stay in Hamburg, Germany.

An Australian single from the album, "Nothing's Changing My Life", was released a month earlier, while the U.S. single, "When You Get to California", was released in April.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Dave Faulkner unless otherwise indicated.[4]

Australian release[edit]

  1. "Chop" — 4:02
  2. "Sour Grapes" — 2:54
  3. "Nothing's Changing My Life" — 3:06
  4. "#17" — 2:54
  5. "Domino" — 3:34
  6. "When You Get to California" — 3:30
  7. "This One's for the Ladies" (Brad Shepherd)[4] — 4:13
  8. "Girls on Top" — 2:19
  9. "Dead Sea" — 3:56
  10. "Isolation" — 3:23
  11. "The Mighty Have Fallen" — 3:08
  12. "Good Son" — 3:34
  13. "Penelope's Lullaby" (Shepherd)[4] — 5:45

International release[edit]

Cover of Mach Schau
International release

Songwriters same as above unless otherwise indicated.[4]

  1. "Sour Grapes" — 2:54
  2. "Domino" — 3:34
  3. "Nothing's Changing My Life" — 3:06
  4. "The Good Son" — 3:34
  5. "When You Get to California" — 3:30
  6. "This One Is for the Ladies" — 4:13
  7. "Girls on Top" — 2:19
  8. "Dead Sea" — 3:56
  9. "Monkey's Wedding" — 3:08
  10. "#17" — 2:54
  11. "White Night" (Rico Conning)[4] — 3:32
  12. "Song of the Year" (Shepherd)[4] — 2:21
  13. "The Mighty Have Fallen" — 3:08
  14. "Chop" — 4:02

Personnel[edit]

Credited to:[2][5][6]

Hoodoo Gurus[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

Track information relates to Australian release order.

  • Stuart McCarthy — synthesizer technician (track 1)
  • Renée Geyer — backing vocals (track 3)
  • Vanetta Fields — backing vocals (track 3)
  • Steve Fitzmaurice — saxophone (baritone) (track 5)
  • Vicki Peterson — backing vocals (track 6)
  • Stewart Kirwan — trumpet (tracks 6 & 7)
  • Andrew Bickers — saxophone (track 7)
  • Anthony Kable — trombone (track 7)

Additional credits[edit]

  • Engineer — Paul McKercher
  • Engineer assistants — Justin Sinclair, Mark Bassett, Peter Jones
  • Mastering — Don Bartley
  • Mixers — Phillip McKeller (track 6, 8, 10, 12), Tim Whitten (tracks 1 to 5, 7, 9, 11,13)
  • Producers — Hoodoo Gurus, Kim Salmon
  • Photography — Sophie Howarth
  • Recorded by — Charles Fisher (Vicki Peterson's backing vocals track 6)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ a b c 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. 
  3. ^ "VH1.com entry on "When You Get to California"". Retrieved 18 January 2008. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Australasian Performing Right Association". APRA. Retrieved 2 December 2007. 
  5. ^ "Discogs entry on Mach Schau". Retrieved 8 December 2007. 
  6. ^ "Artist Direct entry on Mach Schau". Retrieved 25 January 2008.