An Australian rock band whose belief in the power of the bar chord has never diminished, Sydneys Hoodoo Gurus initially shared links with that citys other major alternative rock attraction of the 80s, the Scientists (after both relocated from Perth). That connection was instigated by singer-songwriter Dave Faulkner, who had previously played in a band called the Gurus, before joining Scientists guitarist Rod Radalj and Kimble Rendall (guitar) in an untitled band. Bolstered by the arrival of another ex-Scientist member, drummer Jim Baker, the quartet named their new band Le Hoodoo Gurus. That outfit would eventually evolve into the tight, hypnotic garage rock machine that, under a slightly abbreviated title, became widely venerated in underground circles through their releases for a variety of American labels. Indeed, much of their popularity stemmed from the USA, where tours of the west coast made them as popular as the musically aligned...
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