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Hunters & Collectors - 100% match to Hoodoo Gurus

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Melbourne, Australia, in 1981, Hunters And Collectors experimented with a punk/funk style, drawing comparisons in some quarters to Talking Heads, something that earned them a strong following on the Australian alternative music scene. The core members of the group have over the years comprised Mark Seymour (guitar, lead vocals), Jeremy Smith (keyboards, saxophone), Do Read more

Mental As Anything - 74% match to Hoodoo Gurus

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Utilizing elements of rockabilly, rock and R&B combined with an energetic live act, the Sydney, Australia-based Mental As Anything has proved a lasting, popular live and recording outfit. The band’s debut EP, 1978’s Mental As Anything Plays At Your Party, introduced Reg Mombassa (Chris O’Doherty, New Zealand; guitar/vocals), Wayne C-Bird Delisle (b. David Read more

Midnight Oil - 69% match to Hoodoo Gurus

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, in 1971, and then known as Farm, this strident band pioneered its own course in Australian rock without relying on the established network of agencies and record companies. The original nucleus of Farm comprised Andrew James (Australia; bass), Rob Hirst (b. Camden, New South Wales, Australia; drums/vocals) and Jim Moginie (b. Aus Read more

Models - 56% match to Hoodoo Gurus

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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The Models were Australia’s premier ‘new wave’ band to emerge from the punk period in the second half of 1978. Original member Sean Kelly (guitar, vocals) and James Freud (bass; who joined in 1982), provided much of the Models’ song material. Both had played together previously in Melbourne punk band the Teenage Radio Stars. The fluctuating line-up of the Mo Read more

Skyhooks - 54% match to Hoodoo Gurus

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The amazing local success of Skyhooks can be attributed mainly to their sense of fun, strong local lyrics, excellent stage presence and well recorded albums produced by Ross Wilson. The band was formed in Melbourne, Australia in 1973 and immediately gathered attention with their stage act and songs. Original lead singer Steve Hill (Australia, d. 31 October 2005, Sydney, Aust Read more

Mondo Rock - 52% match to Hoodoo Gurus

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Paul Kelly - 52% match to Hoodoo Gurus

Genres: Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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Icehouse - 50% match to Hoodoo Gurus

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Australian rock band was formed as Flowers in the late 70s by classically trained songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Iva Davies (Ivor Davies, 22 May 1955). Influenced by Roxy Music and David Bowie, Flowers’ other members included Keith Welsh (bass), John Lloyd (drums), and Michael Hoste (keyboards). The first single, ‘Can’t Help Myself’ was a Top 1 Read more

Radio Birdman - 45% match to Hoodoo Gurus

Genres: Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This highly rated Australian band was formed in Sydney, New South Wales, in 1974. Its Detroit/ MC5 guitar-based sound was propelled by two American medical students, Deniz Tek (Detroit, Michigan, USA; guitar) and Phillip ‘Pip’ Hoyle (guitar/keyboards), plus Rob Younger (vocals), Warwick Gilbert (guitar), Ron Keeley (drums), Carl Rourke (bass) and, joining later, Ch Read more

The Saints - 44% match to Hoodoo Gurus

Genres: Pop / Rock World Music
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Brisbane, Australia, in 1975, the Saints was the first Australian punk band to be recognized as being relevant by the UK media. The band originally comprised Chris Bailey (vocals/guitar), Kym Bradshaw (bass), Ed Kuepper (Edmund Kuepper, b. Germany; guitar) and Ivor Hay (drums). They were plucked from obscurity via their single ‘(I’m) Stranded’ being Read more

The Triffids - 43% match to Hoodoo Gurus

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Hailing from the isolated Western Australian city of Perth, David McComb’s band, along with the Go-Betweens and Nick Cave, contributed greatly to increasing the northern hemisphere’s respect for Antipodean rock, which for a long time was seldom taken seriously. The band was formed in 1977 by McComb (17 February 1962, Perth, Western Australia, Australia, d. 2 Febru Read more

Divinyls - 42% match to Hoodoo Gurus

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Led by the provocative Chrissie Amphlett (Christina Amphlett, 25 October 1960, Geelong, Australia), whose songwriting with guitarist Mark McEntee (b. Australia) formed the basis of the band, this Australian unit recorded some excellent work in a career spanning over 15 years. Amphlett’s sexy image complemented the mesmerizing urgency of the music, and the band was guara Read more

The Fleshtones - 39% match to Hoodoo Gurus

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1976 in the Queens district of New York City, the Fleshtones were first heard on British shores as part of a ‘package’ tour in 1980 with the dB’s, the Raybeats and the Bush Tetras. Each band was different, drawing energy from punk but ideas from a myriad of other musical forms. In the Fleshtones’ case, Keith Streng (guitar), Peter Zaremba (vocals/k Read more

The Smithereens - 38% match to Hoodoo Gurus

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Influenced by the 60s pop of the Beatles, Beach Boys and the Byrds, the Smithereens formed in New Jersey, USA, in 1980. Members Jim Babjak (guitar) and Dennis Diken (drums) had played together since 1971; Mike Mesaros (bass) was recruited in 1976, and finally Pat DiNizio (vocals). After recording two EPs, they backed songwriter Otis Blackwell (‘Great Balls Of Fire’) o Read more

The Church - 37% match to Hoodoo Gurus

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Canberra, Australia, in 1980, the Church, led by Steve Kilbey (13 September 1954, England; bass/vocals), who emigrated with his family at an early age, originally comprised Peter Koppes (b. 21 November 1955, Australia; guitar/vocals), Marty Willson-Piper (b. 7 May 1958, Liverpool, England; guitar/vocals) and Nick Ward (drums). Richard Ploog (b. 22 March 1962, Austr Read more


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