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Single by Hoodoo Gurus
from the album Magnum Cum Louder
A-side "Axegrinder"
B-side "Spaghetti Western"
Released August, 1989
Format 7" vinyl
Genre Rock
Length 3:18
Label RCA
Writer(s) Dave Faulkner
Producer(s) Hoodoo Gurus
Hoodoo Gurus singles chronology
"Come Anytime"
"Another World"

"Axegrinder" was a single by iconic[1][2] Australian rock group Hoodoo Gurus. It was released on RCA Records in August, 1989 from their album Magnum Cum Louder; and was written by Dave Faulkner.[3] B side "Spaghetti Western" was also written by Faulkner.[3]

"I often describe "Axegrinder" as the song that 'killed' Magnum Cum Louder. We had enjoyed considerable airplay for "Come Anytime" (and prior singles) but "Axegrinder" stopped everything cold. Funnily enough, it became one of our biggest showstoppers in concert within 12 months." - Dave Faulkner.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Dave Faulkner.[3]

  1. "Axegrinder" — 3:27
  2. "Spaghetti Western" — 3:23


Credited to:[5][6]

  • Producer — Hoodoo Gurus
  • Engineer — Alan Thorne
  • Mixer — David Thoener


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  2. ^ Pope, Mark (2007-05-07). (PDF) "ARIA presents the 2007 ARIA Hall of Fame" Check |url= scheme (help) (PDF). Retrieved 2008-02-08. [dead link]
  3. ^ a b c "Australasian Performing Right Association". APRA. Retrieved 2008-02-08. 
  4. ^ Faulkner, Dave (June 2000). "Pop and punishment". juliat. Archived from the original on 2008-02-26. Retrieved 2008-02-08. 
  5. ^ "Discogs entry on Magnum Cum Louder". Retrieved 2008-02-08. 
  6. ^ "Discogs entry on "Axegrinder"". Retrieved 2008-02-08.