Crank (Hoodoo Gurus album)

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Crank
Crank HG.jpg
Studio album by Hoodoo Gurus
Released March 1994
Genre Rock
Length 37:23
Label Zoo Entertainment
Producer Ed Stasium
Hoodoo Gurus chronology
Electric Soup / Gorilla Biscuit
(1992)
Crank
(1994)
Blue Cave
(1996)
Singles from Crank
  1. "The Right Time"
    Released: November 1993
  2. "You Open my Eyes"
    Released: February 1994
  3. "Less than a Feeling"
    Released: May 1994
  4. "Nobody"
    Released: June 1994
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Crank is Australian rock group Hoodoo Gurus' sixth studio album,[2] released in early March 1994. The album was produced by Ed Stasium (Ramones, Living Colour, The Smithereens),[2] who had mixed Hoodoo Gurus previous studio album, Kinky in 1991. It was the band's first release on Zoo Records.

The first single from the album, "The Right Time", released in November 1993, reached No. 41 on the ARIA Singles Chart[3] with the second single, "You Open My Eyes", released in February 1994, reaching No. 43[4] and the third single, "Less Than a Feeling", released May 1994, peaking at No. 6.[5]

EMI re-released the album on 6 February 2005[6] with an additional nine bonus tracks, a fold out poster and liner notes by Andy Strachan (The Living End). One of the bonus tracks is "Television Addict" which was originally performed by Perth punk band The Victims in 1977 with Gurus' Dave Faulkner known as Dave Flick. "Turn Up Your Radio" originally by Australian band The Masters Apprentices was released in 1995 as a single credited to The Masters Apprentices with Hoodoo Gurus.[7]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Dave Faulkner, except where noted[8].

No. Title Length
1. "The Right Time" 3:54
2. "Crossed Wires" 3:06
3. "Quo Vadis" 4:08
4. "Nobody" 4:24
5. "Form a Circle" (Brad Shepherd) 3:40
6. "Fading Slow" (Shepherd) 4:18
7. "Gospel Train" 2:58
8. "Less Than a Feeling" 3:34
9. "You Open My Eyes" (Shepherd) 3:17
10. "Hypocrite Blues" 3:02
11. "I See You" 1:59
12. "Judgement Day" (Faulkner, Shepherd) 3:12
13. "The Mountain" 4:38

Personnel[edit]

Credited to:[2][9]

Hoodoo Gurus[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Vicki Peterson (The Bangles) – background vocals (tracks 9 & 10)
  • Wendy Wild – background vocals (track 13)
  • Steven MacDonald – role of The Disciple (lead vocals) (one verse of track 10)

Additional credits[edit]

  • Cover – Paul McNeill
  • Editors – Dave Collins, Pat Sullivan (assistant)
  • Engineer – Paul Hamingson
  • Mastering – Greg Calbi
  • Mixer (assistant) – John Aguto
  • Producer – Ed Stasium
  • Photo (band) – Andrej Ligur
  • Photography – Adrienna Overall
  • Recorder (assistant) – Matt Westfield

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. ^ "Australian Singles Chart "The Right Time"". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2007-12-04. [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Australian Singles Chart "You Open My Eyes"". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2007-12-04. [permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Australian Singles Chart "Less Than a Feeling"". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 2007-12-04. [permanent dead link]
  6. ^ EMI Records[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ Holmgren, Magnus. "The Masters Apprentices". Passagen.se. Australian Rock Database (Magnus Holmgren). Archived from the original on 29 March 2012. Retrieved 25 March 2014. 
  8. ^ "Australasian Performing Right Association". APRA. Archived from the original on 2007-12-05. Retrieved 2007-12-04. 
  9. ^ "Discogs entry on Crank". Retrieved 2008-01-19.