Hoodoo Gurus discography

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Hoodoo Gurus discography
A shot of four men performing in front of an audience. The man at left is playing a guitar and singing into a microphone. The next man is almost completely obscured behind his drum kit and the attendees in front of the stage. The third man is playing a guitar and singing into his microphone. The last man, at right, is holding onto the microphone stand and singing.
Hoodoo Gurus at 2007 SXSW
Studio albums 9
Live albums 1
Compilation albums 6
Video albums 4
EPs 2
Singles 36

Australian rock group Hoodoo Gurus have released nine studio albums, thirty-six singles, two extended plays, six compilation albums and four video albums. Formed in January 1981, the band was originally known as Le Hoodoo Gurus for the release of their first single, "Leilani", in October 1982.[1] As Hoodoo Gurus, the band signed with Big Time Records[2] and premiered their debut album, Stoneage Romeos, in March 1984. Also issued in the United States through A&M Records, the record remained atop the Alternative/College Albums Chart for four consecutive weeks, with it also becoming one of the most played albums of that year on the college network.[3][4] The group's subsequent albums, Mars Needs Guitars!, Blow Your Cool! and Magnum Cum Louder,[5] all reached the Billboard 200.

On the Australian charts Hoodoo Gurus had top ten studio albums with Mars Needs Guitars!, Blow Your Cool!, Kinky and Crank, and four top twenty singles. Both Stoneage Romeos and Mars Needs Guitars! were listed in 100 Best Australian Albums (2010).[6] In 1992, the band released a compilation album, Electric Soup/Gorilla Biscuit, which won an ARIA Music Award for Best Cover Art, in 1993.[7] The two-album set was certified double platinum for shipping 140,000 units. The band's seventh studio album, Blue Cave, was nominated for Best Pop Release at the 1996 ARIA Awards and charted within the top twenty in their native country. Hoodoo Gurus split in 1998 followed by the release of their live album, Bite the Bullet, later that year.[8]

In November 2003 Hoodoo Gurus reformed and made their comeback with a new album, Mach Schau, in the following year.[9] As of February 2005, their label, EMI, made expanded and remastered editions of all of their earlier studio albums available for purchase.[10] At that time, Hoodoo Gurus released as well a two-DVD set, Tunnel Vision, which featured all their music videos, live material and a retrospective documentary, "Be My Guru". At that year's ARIA Awards ceremony, Tunnel Vision was nominated for Best Music DVD.[11][12] In 2010, the group issued their ninth studio album, Purity of Essence, and celebrated their thirtieth anniversary by releasing a compilation album, Gold Watch: 20 Golden Greats, through Sony Music Entertainment in 2012.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
AUS
[13][14]
CAN
[15]
NZ
[16]
SWE
[17]
UK Indie
[18][19]
US
[20]
US College
[1][21][22]
Stoneage Romeos 29 32 38 12 209 1
Mars Needs Guitars!
  • Released: May 1985[6]
  • Label: Big Time (BT-7053)
  • Format: LP, MC
5 18 47 140 1
Blow Your Cool!
  • Released: May 1987[1]
  • Label: Big Time (BT-7069)
  • Format: LP, MC, CD
2 73 16 32 120 1
  • ARIA: Gold[1]
Magnum Cum Louder
  • Released: 28 June 1989[24]
  • Label: RCA (PD 90362)
  • Format: LP, CD
13 78 45 27 101 1
  • ARIA: Platinum[25]
Kinky
  • Released: 9 April 1991[26]
  • Label: RCA (VPCD 0839)
  • Format: LP, MC, CD
8 28 172 2
  • ARIA: Platinum[25]
Crank
  • Released: March 1994[1]
  • Label: BMG (74321 18496-2)
  • Format: CD
2 50
Blue Cave 18
Mach Schau
  • Released: 15 March 2004[30]
  • Label: Capitol (5773412)
  • Format: CD
67
Purity of Essence 16
"—" denotes a release that did not chart or was not issued in that region.

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays
Title Album details
Hoodoo Voodoo
Gravy Train

Compilations[edit]

List of compilation albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
AUS
[14]
NZ
[16]
Electric Soup / Gorilla Biscuit
  • Released: September 1992[28]
  • Label: BMG (74321107402)
  • Format: 2×CD. Each CD was later released as a stand-alone album.
3
Electric Chair / Armchair Gurus
  • Released: October 1997[28][nb 3]
  • Label: Mushroom (MUSH33066.2)
  • Format: 2× CD. Electric Chair includes a new track: "The Real Deal". Each CD was later released as a stand-alone album.
33
Ampology
  • Released: 10 October 2000[36][nb 4]
  • Label: Shock (GURUS14)
  • Format: 2× CD
76 39
Gold Watch: 20 Golden Greats 15
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Live albums[edit]

List of live albums
Title Album details
Bite the Bullet

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
AUS
[13][14]
CAN
[15]
NZ
[16]
UK Indie
[18][19]
US Mod Rock
[39]
"Leilani"[nb 6] 1982 Stoneage Romeos
"Tojo"[1] 1983 80
"My Girl"[1] 35 38
"I Want You Back"[1] 1984 68 11
"Bittersweet"[1] 1985 16 Mars Needs Guitars!
"Like Wow - Wipeout!"[1] 15
"Death Defying"[1] 1986 43
"Poison Pen"[1] 76
"What's My Scene?"[1] 1987 3 35 Blow Your Cool!
"Good Times"[1] 36 95
"In the Middle of the Land"[1] 79
"The Generation Gap"[40] 1988 50 Non-album single
"Come Anytime"[1] 1989 27 1 Magnum Cum Louder
"Axegrinder" 60
"Another World"[1] 85
"Miss Freelove '69"[1] 1991 19 3 Kinky
"1000 Miles Away"[1] 37
"A Place in the Sun"[1] 89
"Castles in the Air"[1]
"The Right Time"[1] 1993 41 Crank
"You Open My Eyes"[1] 1994 43
"Less Than a Feeling"[1] 26
"Nobody"[1]
"Turn Up Your Radio"
(with Masters Apprentices)[41]
1995 Non-album single
"Big Deal"[1] 1996 Blue Cave
"If Only..."[1]
"Waking Up Tired"[1] 60
"Down on Me"[1] 1997 97
"The Real Deal"[1] Electric Chair
"That's My Team"[42] 2003 Non-album single
"Nothing's Changing My Life"[nb 7] 2004 Mach Schau
"When You Get to California"[nb 8]
"Crackin' Up"[44] 2009 Purity of Essence
"I Hope You're Happy"[45] 2010
"What's in It for Me?"[46]
"Use-By Date (Remixed Version)"[47][nb 9] 2012 Gold Watch: 20 Golden Greats
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Videography[edit]

Video albums[edit]

List of video albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
AUS
DVD
[14]
Electric Soup: The Complete Video Collection
More Electric Soup
  • Released: 1996[49]
  • Label: Mushroom Records TVD 93476
  • Format: VHS + CD
  • Compilation of 8 music videos on VHS, Blue Cave on CD.
Electric Soup
The Complete Video Collection
  • Released: 1999[49]
  • Label: Mushroom Records
  • Format: VHS
  • Compilation of 27 music videos from Electric Soup and More Electric Soup
Tunnel Vision
  • Released: February 2005[50]
  • Label: EMI (Australia) 7243 5 44540 9 7
  • Format: 2× DVD
  • Comprising:
    • 31 music videos.
    • 16 tracks (56-minutes) recorded at four live performances, spanning 1984–2004.
    • Documentary, "Be My Guru" (80-minutes).
12
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The entire album had a limited release (300 copies) as a set of seven 7" vinyl singles as In Blue Cave on Mushroom Records.[29]
  2. ^ The Hoodoo Voodoo EP was also known as Down on Me due to a three track version of the single.[32]
  3. ^ a b These albums were re-released in 2000, in Australia, by Shock Records.[34]
  4. ^ The compilation was initially released in the UK and Europe, and not issued in Australia until 12 March 2001 by Shock Records.[37]
  5. ^ Bite the Bullet was also released as a 3× CD extended set, Bite the Bullet: Director's Cut[8]
  6. ^ "Leilani" was released as a single under the name, Le Hoodoo Gurus, just before they dropped the 'Le' and continued as Hoodoo Gurus.[1][29]
  7. ^ "Nothing's Changing My Life" was only released as a single in Australia.[29]
  8. ^ "When You Get to California" was only released as a single in the United States.[29][43]
  9. ^ The original version of "Use-By Date" was released as a digital bonus track on Purity of Essence (Deluxe Edition) by iTunes, in April 2010.[48]

References[edit]

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  47. ^ "Hoodoo Gurus – 'Use-By Date (Remixed Version)'". Amazon.com. Retrieved 28 March 2016. 
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