Review Revue: Hoodoo Gurus – Stoneage Romeos

Hoodoo Gurus, who just completed their 30th year of being a band (not counting a five year hiatus in the late 90s/early 00s), are kind of a big deal. Perhaps more so in their homeland of Australia, where fans refer to them as “The Gurus,” and they were recently inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association Hall of Fame, but they’ve received quite a bit of fame and critical praise here in the States, especially in their heyday of the mid-to-late 80s. See below for an example of just such praise. Aside from one poor fellow who bemoans the “whiny guitars” (poor guy had no idea what was in store for him for the next 20-odd years), the vast majority of DJ commenters seem to adore this debut album, 1984’s Stoneage Romeos.

“From Australia, bits o’ the Alarm, REM, Cramps, etc. … first domestic release.”

“Cool, man.”

“Try ‘Dig It Up’ for Necrophiliac thrills.”

“T. Rex, too!”

“This whole LP is really good! (and fun)”

“‘My Girl’ = pretty; ‘(Let’s) Turn on” = rocks.”

“‘Leilani’ is fun.”

“On the back it says this LP is dedicated to Larry Storch, who used to be on that TV show ‘F Troop.'”

“Not only Larry Storch, but Arnold Ziffel… the pig on Green Acres and his tailor! These guys are gods. P.S. And Larabee, presumably from Get Smart. By the way, referring to ‘Tojo,’ I understand teh ‘Darwin’ they mention is a place in Northern Australia.”

“Great LP — Stupid band name.”

“‘I Want You Back.'”

“100% pop + very well done.”

“Also getting big play at KJET.”

“Try ‘Tojo‘ or “”Leilani’ or some of the other greats.”


“I was a Kamikazi pilot.”

“What I’ve heard is good.:”

“More whiny guitars.”

“KCMU welcomes to the Moore on Tues., 11/7.”

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  1. luiz paulo
    Posted February 11, 2011 at 5:28 am | Permalink

    they are the perfect translation STONES TO ROLL AND NOT CREATE FILE

  2. Debbie Preston
    Posted February 13, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Permalink

    One of my favorite bands from Down Under! I have vinyl and cassettes.

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