Ampology

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Ampology
Ampology (Hoodoo Gurus album - cover art).jpg
Compilation album by Hoodoo Gurus
Released October 10, 2000 (2000-10-10)
Genre Rock
Length 142:44
Label Acadia/Evangeline Records (UK)
Shock Records, EMI Music Australia/Capitol Records (Australia)
Limburger Records (Brazil)
Producer Hoodoo Gurus
Hoodoo Gurus chronology
Bite the Bullet
(1998)Bite the Bullet1998
Ampology
(2000)
Mach Schau
(2004)Mach Schau2004
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Ampology is a two disc compilation album by Australian rock group Hoodoo Gurus,[2] spanning their entire career from their first single, "Leilani" (October 1982) through to "Real Deal" (1997). At the time of its release Hoodoo Gurus had been disbanded for two years. Lead vocalist, guitarist and chief songwriter Dave Faulkner discusses each track in his June 2000 article "Pop and punishment".[3]

Ampology was originally released in October, 2000 by UK record label, Evangeline Records. It was re-released in October 2003 by EMI Music Australia/Capitol Records.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Dave Faulkner, except where noted.

Disc one
No. Title Originally from Length
1. "Leilani" (Faulkner, James Baker, Roddy Radalj, Kimble Rendall) Single, 1982; later released on Stoneage Romeos 4:55
2. "Tojo" Stoneage Romeos, 1984 3:21
3. "My Girl" Stoneage Romeos, 1984 2:39
4. "Be My Guru" (Faulkner, Baker) B-side to "My Girl" single 2:38
5. "I Want You Back" Stoneage Romeos, 1984 3:11
6. "I Was A Kamikaze Pilot" Stoneage Romeos, 1984 3:09
7. "Bittersweet" Mars Needs Guitars!, 1985 3:51
8. "Like Wow - Wipeout!" Mars Needs Guitars!, 1985 3:13
9. "Death Defying" Mars Needs Guitars!, 1985 3:25
10. "Poison Pen" Mars Needs Guitars!, 1985 4:11
11. "In The Wild" Mars Needs Guitars!, 1985 3:11
12. "What's My Scene?" Blow Your Cool!, 1987 3:48
13. "Heart Of Darkness" Blow Your Cool!, 1987 3:04
14. "Good Times" Blow Your Cool!, 1987 3:02
15. "In the Middle of the Land" Blow Your Cool!, 1987 4:34
16. "The Generation Gap" (Charlie Craig, Betty Craig, Jim Hayner) Non-album single, 1988 3:41
17. "Come Anytime" Magnum Cum Louder, 1989 3:19
18. "Cajun Country" B-side to "Come Anytime" single 4:05
19. "Axegrinder" (Faulkner, Brad Shepherd, Richard Grossman, Mark Kingsmill) Magnum Cum Louder, 1989 3:26
20. "Another World" Magnum Cum Louder, 1989 3:16
Disc two
No. Title Album Length
1. "Miss Freelove '69" Kinky, 1991 4:13
2. "Stomp the Tumbarumba" (Johnny Devlin, Joy Inman) B-side to "Miss Freelove '69" single 3:03
3. "1000 Miles Away" Kinky, 1991 4:33
4. "I Think You Know" B-side to "1000 Miles Away" single 3:33
5. "A Place in the Sun" Kinky, 1991 3:44
6. "Castles in the Air" Kinky, 1991 4:07
7. "The Right Time" Crank, 1994 3:56
8. "You Open My Eyes" (Shepherd) Crank, 1994 3:18
9. "Less Than A Feeling" Crank, 1994 3:37
10. "Nobody" Crank, 1994 4:24
11. "Judgement Day" (Faulkner, Shepherd) Crank, 1994 3:12
12. "Big Deal" (Faulkner, Shepherd) Blue Cave, 1996 3:21
13. "Waking Up Tired" (Faulkner, Shepherd) Blue Cave, 1996 2:54
14. "Quicksand" B-side to "Waking Up Tired" single 3:33
15. "If Only..." Blue Cave, 1996 3:44
16. "Night Must Fall" Blue Cave, 1996 3:26
17. "Down On Me" Blue Cave, 1996 4:07
18. "A Hard Day's Night" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) Electric Chair, 1998 2:32
19. "Gene Hackman" Electric Chair, 1998 2:29
20. "The Real Deal" Electric Chair, 1998 4:59

Album credits[edit]

Credited to:[2]

  • Mark Opitz - Producer
  • Ed Stasium - Producer
  • Alan Thorne - Producer
  • Charles Fisher - Producer
  • Don Bartley - remastering
  • Karen Glauber - liner Notes
  • Andrzej Liguz - photography
  • Francine McDougall - photography
  • Adrienne Overall - photography, back cover
  • Libby Blainey - artwork

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label
United Kingdom October 10, 2000 (2000-10-10) Acadia/Evangeline Records
Australia October 13, 2000 (2000-10-13) Shock Records
EMI Music Australia/Capitol Records
Brazil October 31, 2000 (2000-10-31) Limburger Records

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 28 March 2014. 
  3. ^ Faulkner, Dave (June 2000). "Pop and punishment". juliat. Archived from the original on 2007-08-08. Retrieved 2007-12-16.