You Open My Eyes

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"You Open My Eyes"
"You Open My Eyes" Front cover
Single by Hoodoo Gurus
from the album Crank
A-side "You Open My Eyes"
B-side "Something I Forgot to Say" / "Television Addict"
Released February, 1994
Format CD Single
Genre Rock
Length 3:20
Label BMG
Writer(s) Brad Shepherd
Producer(s) Ed Stasium
Hoodoo Gurus singles chronology
"The Right Time"
(1993)
"You Open My Eyes"
(1994)
"Less Than a Feeling"
(1994)

"You Open My Eyes" is a single by iconic[1][2] Australian rock group Hoodoo Gurus which reached #43 on the ARIA Singles Charts.[3] It was released on BMG in February, 1994; and was written by Brad Shepherd.[4] This was the first Hoodoo Gurus single that was not written or co-written by Dave Faulkner. The B side, "Something I Forgot to Say", was written by Faulkner.[4] The second B side was a cover of The Victims' "Television Addict" written by James Baker and Faulkner (both were members of The Victims and of Hoodoo Gurus).[4] The music video for "You Open My Eyes" was directed by former Guru, Kimble Rendall and was their most expensive to date.[5]

"... found Brad taking over lead vocal duties on a Hoodoo Gurus single. Though Brad had sung on every album since Mars... this was the first time that people started crying out, 'It's a hit!' (or were they saying, 'that's our Hitler!'?) The video was pretty spectacular and was the most expensive of our career even though we were charged a fraction of its true cost - thanks, Kimble!" - Dave Faulkner.[6]

Track listing[edit]

CD Maxi-single

  1. "You Open My Eyes" (Shepherd)[4] — 3:20
  2. "Something I Forgot to Say" (Faulkner)[4] — 2:57 unreleased demo from 1992
  3. "Television Addict" (Baker, Faulkner)[4] — 3:25 recorded live to air in Perth, October 31, 1993

Personnel[edit]

Credited to:[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ARIA Awards 2007: About Hall of Fame". ARIA Awards. Retrieved 2008-02-09. 
  2. ^ Pope, Mark (2007-05-07). "ARIA presents the 2007 ARIA Hall of Fame" (PDF). Retrieved 2008-02-09. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Australian Singles Charts "You Open My Eyes"". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2008-02-09. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Australasian Performing Right Association". APRA. Retrieved 2008-02-09. 
  5. ^ "IMDb entry on Kimble Rendall". IMDb. Retrieved 2008-02-09. 
  6. ^ Faulkner, Dave (June 2000). "Pop and punishment". Julia Thiel. Archived from the original on 2008-02-26. Retrieved 2008-02-09. 
  7. ^ "Discogs entry on Crank". Retrieved 2008-02-09. 
  8. ^ "Discogs entry on "You Open My Eyes"". Retrieved 2008-02-09.