Like wow. For three decades the Hoodoo Gurus have consistently been one of the most inventive, lyrically smart and goddamn exciting rock’n’roll bands Australia has ever produced. Oh yeah, and they’ve done it with style, panache and a wicked sense of humour.
From the get go the Hoodoo Gurus created a distinctive distillation of music that was in their respective record collections, creating a fascinating synthesis of The Cramps, T. Rex, Little Richard, The Ramones, Suicide, Gene Vincent, The Flamin’ Goovies, Nancy Sinatra, Gary Glitter, Bobby Gentry, The Sonics and a thousand others. They spelt it out in (Let’s All )Turn On, the opening track from Stoneage Romeos.
Come the early part of 2007 and the Hoodoo Gurus were consistently cited as one of the highlights at the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas. The Hoodoo Gurus remained as relevant and impassioned about their distinctive brand of rock’n’roll as at any time in their thirty year career.
‘Putting the band back together’ in the ultimate manner in 2015, the Hoodoo Gurus invited all former members to join them for two memorable nights performances at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney as part of The Vivid Festival.
And now for the next phase of this incredible trip. The Hoodoo Gurus at The Gov. Like wow indeed.