Never Found in the '80s - Hoodoo Gurus
Formed in 1981, under the name Le Hoodoo Gurus (they soon dropped the "Le"), this guitar-driven power pop band from Sydney, Australia didn't do too badly on American college radio and the Modern Rock charts. However, they never gained a foothold in the mainstream music scene.
Their early videos were simple and reflected a certain tongue-in-cheek attitude. Just dig the long hair and the psychedelic duds! Today's featured song is the groovy Like Wow-Wipeout off their second album Mars Needs Guitars released in 1985.
In 1998, the band split and the individual members pursued various solo projects. In 2003, the band reformed and recorded That's My Team for the Australian National Rugby League. The song was a reworking of their 1987 Australian hit What's My Scene? They decided to stay together and went on to record two new studio albums: Mach Schau (2004) and Purity of Essence (2010).
In 2007, Hoodoo Gurus were inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association's Hall of Fame.
And as your live concert footage bonus, here is Hoodoo Gurus doing the very catchy ‘I Want You Back' live in 1987.
- Jim "Dr. Dim" Fitzsimons