Death Defying

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"Death Defying"
Single by Hoodoo Gurus
from the album Mars Needs Guitars!
A-side "Death Defying"
B-side "Turkey Dinner"
Released February, 1986
Format 7" vinyl
Genre Rock
Length 3:19
Label Big Time
Writer(s) Dave Faulkner
Producer(s) Charles Fisher
Hoodoo Gurus singles chronology
"Like Wow - Wipeout!"
"Death Defying"
"Poison Pen"

"Death Defying" was a single by iconic[1][2] Australian rock group Hoodoo Gurus. It was released on Big Time Records in February, 1986; and was written by Dave Faulkner.[3] "Turkey Dinner" (B side), was also written by Faulkner.[3]

"One of my favourite songs I've written... I have vivid memories of shooting the video in Kakadu National Park after having awoken to see the news footage of the Challenger Space Shuttle exploding during take-off." - Dave Faulkner.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Death Defying" (Dave Faulkner) — 3:19
  2. "Turkey Dinner" (Faulkner) — 4:14


Credited< to:[5]

  • James Baker — drums
  • Clyde Bramley — bass, backing vocals
  • Dave Faulkner — lead vocals, guitar
  • Mark Kingsmill — drums, cymbals
  • Brad Shepherd — guitar, backing vocals, harmonica
  • Producer — Charles Fisher
  • Engineer — John Bee
  • Mastering — Don Bartley


  1. ^ "ARIA Awards 2007: About Hall of Fame". ARIA Awards. Retrieved 2007-11-20. 
  2. ^ Pope, Mark (2007-05-07). "ARIA presents the 2007 ARIA Hall of Fame" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on October 30, 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-22. 
  3. ^ a b "Australasian Performing Right Association". APRA. Retrieved 2008-01-26. 
  4. ^ Faulkner, Dave (June 2000). "Pop and punishment". juliat. Archived from the original on 2007-08-08. Retrieved 2008-01-26. 
  5. ^ "Discogs entry on Mars Needs Guitars!". Retrieved 2008-01-26. 

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