It’s All Rock & Roll to Me – Part 2

rock n roll

 

I mentioned yesterday that I have days at work when I barely do more than turn on my computer, but then there are those days when I’m in front of it for 8 to 10 hours. BMFBV1D1 & BMFBV1D2 are my soundtracks for days like that.

There is a little of something here for just about every musical taste so Enjoy! 

 


 

BiteMeFanBoy-Vol 1 Disc 2

Playlist length: 9 hours 54 minutes 55 seconds

          1. The Chameleons – Silence, Sea And Sky (1:59)
          2. The Chameleons – Looking Inwardly (4:29)
          3. The Chameleons – The Fan, The Bellows (3:32)
          4. Paper Fleet – Be Your Man (2:26)
          5. Paul Kelly And The Coloured Girls – Bradman (7:26)
          6. Paul Kelly And The Coloured Girls – To Her Door (3:18)
          7. Placebo – Special Needs (5:16)
          8. +/- – Trapped Under Ice Floes (3:27)
          9. Quicksilver Messenger Service – Mona (7:01)
          10. Razorlight – Stumble and Fall (3:05)
          11. Red Elvises – Red Lips Red Eyes Red Stockings (2:47)
          12. Red House Painters – All Mixed Up (5:50)
          13. Ride – Vapour Trail (4:17)
          14. Rilo Kiley – Portions For Foxes (4:45)
          15. Robert Pollard with Doug Gillard – Pop Zeus (2:28)
          16. Ryan Adams – Luminol (Rock N Roll) (3:24)
          17. Ryan Adams – Somehow, Someday (4:24)
          18. Sarge – Stall (3:45)
          19. Say Hi To Your Mom – Hooplas Involving Circus Tricks (4:07)
          20. Sigur Rós – Fyrsta y Samskeyti (directo) (14:24)
          21. Sigur Ros – Star Lfur (6:47)
          22. Sigur Rós – Untitled #8 (aka popplagid-the pop song) (11:42)
          23. Singapore Sling – Guiding Light (6:14)
          24. Scissorfight – New Hampshire Ist In Ordnung, Wenn Du Gerne Kampfst (3:00)
          25. Smog – Dress Sexy At My Furneral (5:30)
          26. Smoking Popes – Need You Around (3:42)
          27. Social Distortion (Live at the Roxy) – Ring of Fire (Johnny Cash cover) (6:51)
          28. Soledad Brothers – Goin’ Back To Memphis (4:21)
          29. Starflyer 59 – The Lights On (3:07)
          30. Starflyer59 – Underneath (4:35)
          31. Stars Of The Lid – Archsong (18:00)
          32. Stars – Ageless Beauty (4:05)
          33. Stars – Your Ex-lover Is Dead (4:16)
          34. Stellastarr* – Untitled (5:08)
          35. Stereophonics – Dakota (4:57)
          36. Stereolab – Lo Boob Oscillator (6:36)
          37. Sufjan Stevens – Come On! Feel The Illinoise! (6:45)
          38. The Arcade Fire – Rebellion (Lies) (5:10)
          39. The Bats – Half Way to Nowhere (5:17)
          40. The Bigger Lovers – I Resign (3:16)
          41. The Boo Radleys – It’s Lulu (3:04)
          42. The Butterfield Blues Band – East-West (13:13)
          43. Paul Butterfield Blues Band – Work Song (7:53)
          44. The Chills – Familiarity Breeds Contempt (3:21)
          45. The Chills – Look For The Good In Others And They’ll See The Good In You (3:29)
          46. The Chills – Submarine Bells (3:41)
          47. The Clarks – I’m A Fool (3:54)
          48. The Clarks – Snowman (4:18)
          49. The Clean – Stars (5:20)
          50. The Clumsy Lovers – Single Girl (4:44)
          51. The Code Talkers – Flying Saucer Lights (6:02)
          52. The Consultants – Hollow-Bodied Evening (3:10)
          53. The Cure – Just Like Heaven (3:33)
          54. The Dambuilders – Candy Guts (3:23)
          55. The Dentists – An Agony In Twelve Fits (3:47)
          56. The Dentists – Faces on Stone (2:44)
          57. The Dream Syndicate – Halloween (6:12)
          58. The Field Mice – Emma’s House (3:36)
          59. The Field Mice – Sensitive (5:04)
          60. The Field Mice – When Morning Comes to Town (5:13)
          61. The Fine Print – Packed to Sell (6:53)
          62. The Flaming Lips – Do You Realize?? (3:32)
          63. The Frames – Fitzcarraldo (8:13)
          64. The Frames – Happy (4:56)
          65. The French Kicks – One More Time (3:20)
          66. The Futureheads – Hounds Of Love (3:02)
          67. The Get Up Kids – Forgive and Forget (3:26)
          68. The Go-Betweens – Quiet Heart (5:20)
          69. The Gris Gris – Everytime (3:49)
          70. The High Dials – Soul In Lust (4:18)
          71. The Housemartins – Happy Hour (2:21)
          72. The Ivory Coast – Swope (3:34)
          73. The Jam – Going Underground (2:56)
          74. The Jazz Butcher Conspiracy – Girl-Go (5:54)
          75. The Jazz Butcher – she’s on drugs (3:49)
          76. Jim Carroll Band – People Who Died (4:59)
          77. The Juliana Theory – To the Tune of 5000 Screaming Children (3:48)
          78. The Juliana Theory – Duane Joseph (4:09)
          79. Legendary Pink Dots – As Long As Its Purple and Green (6:04)
          80. The Meat Purveyors – Tallboy (2:56)
          81. The Mendoza Line – Sasha Goes Too Far/It Could Be the Nights (4:50)
          82. The Motet – Power (11:23)
          83. The Nails – 88 Lines About 44 Women (original) (4:38)
          84. The National – Abel (3:37)
          85. The New Year – Gasoline (3:33)
          86. The Oranges Band – All The Ghosts in Your House (1:18)
          87. The Pernice Brothers – Flaming Wreck (5:34)
          88. The Reverse – Blood on the Tape Machine (3:45)
          89. The Sound – Winning (4:18)
          90. The Stills – Yesterday Never Tomorrow (5:20)
          91. The Sun – Must Be You (3:15)
          92. The Undertones – You’ve Got My Number (2:37)
          93. The Walkmen – Everyone Who Pretended to Like Me is Gone (4:07)
          94. The Walkmen – The Rat (4:27)
          95. The Weakerthans – Psalm For The Elks Lodge Last Call (2:44)
          96. The Wedding Present – Anyone Can Make A Mistake (3:19)
          97. The Wedding Present – Why Are You Being So Reasonable Now? (2:34)
          98. The Wedding Present – Pourquoi Es Tu Devenue Si Raisonnable? (2:34)
          99. The Wedding Present – Shatner (2:06)
          100. The Wildweeds – No Good To Cry (2:39)
          101. The Wildweeds – Never Mind (2:05)
          102. The Wipers – Youth Of America (10:21)
          103. The Woodentops – Get It On (3:19)
          104. This Mortal Coil – I Come And Stand At Every Door (3:53)
          105. Tram – Now We Can Get On With Our Lives (4:33)
          106. Trans Am – I Want It All (3:56)
          107. Trembling Blue Stars – Sleep (4:23)
          108. Tristeza – Opiate Slopes (5:37)
          109. TullyCraft – Cowgirls On Parade (3:12)
          110. The Twilight Singers – Too Tough To Die (4:02)
          111. Velvet Crush – Atmosphere (3:53)
          112. Velvet Crush – Superstar (3:46)
          113. Velvet Crush – Time Wraps Around You (4:13)
          114. Velvet Underground – The Gift (8:18)
          115. Versus – Crazy – Maker (I’m Still In Lo (6:25)
          116. Versus – Shangri La (3:39)
          117. Willard Grant Conspiracy – Christmas in Nevada (3:43)
          118. William Shatner – Common People (4:33)
          119. Windy & Carl – Antartica (22:06)
          120. XTC – Making Plans For Nigel (4:16)
          121. Yo La Tengo – Today Is The Day (4:28)
          122. Zykos – Understanding Fire (6:07)
          123. Die Toten Hosen – Goodbye From Janet & John (1:00)

 

BMFBV1D2 – Part 1      BMFBV1D2 – Part 2

BMFBV1D2 – Part 3      BMFBV1D2 – Part 4

BMFBV1D2 – Part 5      BMFBV1D2 – Part 6

BMFBV1D2 – Part 7

 

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From the Cut-out Bin

I’m back. Using up weeks of accumulated vacation time (use it or lose it… which I’ve no intention of doing) and an increased work load when I have been at work  leave me precious little time for writing this blog.

For the seeable future my time will continue to be limited but I have no intentions of ending this blog. Because I don’t have the time to do the “research” I normally would do I am changing the blogs format to a slightly more bare bones approach.

While on vacation I always manage to check out the local record store(s) and usually manage to find something worth (at least to me) buying.

I found these two albums at Shore Things while vacationing in Ocean City, NJ. After Hurricane Sandy passed through there earlier this week I wonder if it’s still there on the boardwalk.

What’s interesting about these albums is that both albums were that group’s final release.

Even with their pedigree and “impeccable indie credentials” Boston’s Big Dipper never quite managed to live up to expectations.  

Big Dipper  was formed in 1985 by former Volcano Suns members, guitarist Gary Waleik and bassist Steve Michener. The other band members included former Mission of Burma drummer and vocalist Peter Prescott, singer/guitarist Bill Goffrier, formerly of Lawrence, KS-based indie pioneers the Embarrassment and drummer Jeff Oliphant, formerly of Dumptruck.

Recorded at, the soon-to-be-famous, Fort Apache Studios, 1987’s Boo-Boo EP, with it’s killer opening track,“Faith Healer”,  was critically received by both the local and national indie scenes. That year also saw the release of the full length Heavens. A

synthesis of sunny power pop, neo-psychedelia, and indie rock angst

 Heavens met with critical  acclaim and would eventually prove to be

one of the finest American indie albums of its era.

Signing with Epic Records, 1990’s Slam,  was Big Dipper’s major label debut. In a pattern, too often repeated, when an Indie band signed with a major label, the label always tried, usually unsuccessfully, to change that band’s sound. This was true with Slam. Slam suffers from slick over production, an

intrusive brass sections and an over emphasis on the rhythm section.

Demoralized by Slam’s lack of commercial and critical success the group broke up shortly after it’s release.

But for all it’s flaws the album still warrants a listen, if only because it still far better then many of the albums released at that time.


Los Angeles quartet  Possum Dixon formed around 1990 and took their band name from

a suspected murderer mentioned on America’s Most Wanted.

(You just can’t make this sort of thing up.)

Comprised of vocalist and bassist Rob Zabrecky, guitarist  Celso Chavez, drummer Richard Treuel and Robert O’Sullivan on electric piano, the band’s music

chronicles slacker life in its hometown with driving, edgy pop-rock that updates new wave bands like the Attractions, Yachts and Wall of Voodoo.

Their full length debut , the self titled Possum Dixon, was released in 1993 and while it didn’t

 stretch any musical boundaries …the band’s songwriting skill and raw energy make up for that.

1996’s Star Maps was “recorded as a trio with revolving drummers.” Stylistically a more mature effort then it’s predecessor it does, however, lack some of that album’s raw energy.

Big Dipper / Slam (1990) Possum Dixon / Star Maps (1996)
Playing Time: 42:38 Playing Time: 42:27
Big Dipper-Slam Possum Dixon-Starmaps
  • Love Barge 3:34
  • The Bond 2:14
  • Another Life 2:09
  • Slam 2:52
  • Bony Knees Of Nothing 3:32
  • Baby Blue 3:45
  • Picnic 2:27
  • The Monsters Of Jazz 2:41
  • Impossible Things 3:01
  • Blood Pact 2:15
  • Father’s Day 2:37
  • Baby Doll 3:54
  • Life Inside The Cemetery 4:09
  • All The Way From Memphis 3:28
  • Go West 3:03
  • In Her Disco 2:43
  • Radio Comets 4:19
  • Party Tonight 3:52
  • Emergency’s About To End 2:36
  • General Electric 2:39
  • Crashing Your Planet 3:01
  • Personals 4:40
  • Reds 2:07
  • Skid Marks 2:19
  • Artificial Sunlight 3:15
  • Apartment Song 7:53

Buy Slam from Amazon.com

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Throw Another Shrimp on the Barbie, These Cats Rock: Hoodoo Gurus

Hoodoo Gurus Then

Hoodoo Gurus Now

Hoodoo Gurus Then Hoodoo Gurus Now

The hair might be a little thinner, a lot shorter, and maybe there’s even a little extra weight around the middle, but for nearly thirty years the iconic Australian band The Hoodoo Gurus have been entertaining Australian music fans with an inventive, lyrically smart blend of 1960s power pop, wild garage punk, hard driving rock, surf rock and funky psychedelic kitsch. 

Founded in Sydney Australia in 1981 by singer/songwriter Dave Faulkner and drummer James Baker (formerly of Perth’s  the Victim’s), ex-Scientist Rod Radalj and Kimble Rendall, Le Hoodoo Gurus (they’d drop the Le after releasing their first single) were noted for a sound that featured three guitars but no bass.  

They took their musical inspiration from American pop culture, 

drawing on such disparate sources as B-movies, bad sitcoms, and junk food, 

Combining that with Faulkner’s infectious songs and that potent three guitar attack quickly earned them a record deal with Phantom Records, who released the group’s first single "Leilani" in October 1982.

Following the release of "Leilani" both both Radalj and Rendall quit the band. Rendall was replaced by bassist Clyde Bramley (The Hitmen, Super K); while Radalj was replaced by guitarist Brad Shepherd (Fun Things, Super K). 

With the new line-up in place the Gurus recorded their first album, Stoneage Romeos, in 1984. The album took it’s name from a 1955 Three Stooges short film and was dedicated to characters from the American TV shows; Get Smart, F-Troop’s Larry Storch, Petticoat Junction and Green Acres’ pig Arnold Ziffel. Released in American the album went to #1 on the Alternative/College charts, remaining at #1 for seven weeks. In Australia it was awarded ‘Best Debut Album’ of 1984 at the July 1985 Countdown Music Awards.

Regular airplay on Australian radio station Triple J plus video clips from breakthrough singles “My Girl” and "I Want You Back" widened the band’s popularity in Australia, but Australia’s a small market and if you really going to make it you need to make it in America. Based on the American success of Stoneage Romeos, in late 1984, the band and their new drummer, Mark Kingsmill, embarked on their first American tour.

Released in 1985 Mars Needs Guitars! (the album’s title a play on words of the Sci-Fi B movie Mars Needs Women). Mars Needs Guitars! marks the beginning of a period when the Gurus would enjoy their greatest popularity. In support of the album the Gurus toured Europe and the US. Highlights of that tour included playing to a sold out Hammersmith Palais in London, and being asked to open for a then red hot The Bangles for two months.

Dialing down the ’60s-obsessed pop/rock of Stoneage Romeos and Mars Needs Guitars in favor of mega-hooky pop ("Out That Door" and "Good Times") and straight-ahead rock & roll ("Where Nowhere Is" and "Party Machine") 1987s Blow Your Cool! proved to be

the least idiosyncratic album in the Hoodoo Gurus’ catalog.

Blow Your Cool! reached No. 120 on the American Billboard 200 album charts. The subsequent ‘Blow Your Cool’ concert tour took them to 19 countries and 204 venues; but it wasn’t enough to win over the broader American audience and they were dropped by Elektra Records.

1989’s Magnum Cum Louder, released by RCA found the Guru’s reverting back to their basic sound of “loud, hooky, and rockin’ out.” While the wackiness of Stoneage Romeos and Mars Needs Guitars is missing, the self produced album is marked by both irresistible pop ("Come Anytime," "Another World," and "All the Way") and flat out rockers ("Axegrinder," "Glamourpuss," "I Don’t Know Anything," and "Death in the Afternoon.”) 

1991’s Kinky finds the Guru’s cranking the amps to 11 and letting it rip, especially on songs like "Too Much Fun," "A Place in the Sun," and "Something’s Coming," while "Miss Freelove ’69" marks the band’s return to cheesy 60s rock.

In 1992 the group released two compilations at the same time, Electric Soup, a compilation of the band’s hits, while Gorilla Biscuit was made up of B-sides and rarities.

The release of Electric Soup and Gorilla Biscuit marks the end of the band’s greatest period of popularity, which began with 1985s Mars Needs Guitars!. Over those seven years the group released four critically received (if not financially received) albums, had toured Europe, America and Australasia, Japan and Australia, but in the end, their music, save for the narrow confines of US college radio, never managed to win over the wider American audience.

Following a nearly three year hiatus the band returned with the harder edged Crank in 1994. In support of the album the Guru’s mounted the ambitious The ‘Crank’ world tour which took  them to the US, Canada, Europe and Brazil, which they toured for a month.   

In 1996 the group moved to Australia’s Mushroom Records who released the album Blue Cave. Along with The Posies and the local band Drop City the Gurus embarked on the ‘Circus Maximus’ tour of Australia. 

In early 1997 Faulkner announced that the band would break-up that December. March found the Gurus in Brazil, some concerts found them playing for 40,000 fans. In conjunction with with the release of the double compilation album Armchair Gurus/Electric Chair The Gurus  undertook

their final Australian tour, the three-month ‘Spit the Dummy’ tour, in October 1997.

The band’s final show took place in Melbourne on January 11, 1998.  

Officially they were broken up, and each had their own side projects, but by September of 2001 the four ex-Gurus reformed, initially performing as The Moops, later on as the Persian Rugs.

In November of 2003 the Hoodoo Gurus reformed. Signed to EMI Records they released a new album, Mach Schau and the radio only track "White Night.”  

While they’ve only recorded and released two records since reforming, 2004s Mach Schau and 2010s Purity of Essence the Gurus has been busy performing and touring. In January 2004 the band co-headlined the annual Big Day Out Festival with Metallica and The Strokes. That spring the band, along with Spiderbait, they embarked on the three month  ‘Mach Schau’ tour of Australia. 

Like the “Energizer Bunny” it seemed as if the Gurus were in constant motion in 2007. In the spring they helped to kick off the South By Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival in Austin, Texas, and then followed that up with several European dates, that included an appearance at Spain’s Azkena Festival. They followed that up with the ‘Clash of the Titans’ tour, a national tour of Australia with The Stems and Radio Birdman. They ended the year with a solo tour that included performances at

the Apollo Bay Music Festival, Splendour in the Grass, Meredith Music Festival, and the St Kilda Festival.  

Perhaps 2007 depleted their batteries, because the only concerts of note that the Gurus have played since then  was the UK’s Glastonbury Festival in 2008 and a March 2009 appearance at Sydney’s Sound Relief

a benefit concert for victims of the Victorian Bushfire Crisis and the Queensland Floods. 

No doubt they enjoyed their induction into the ARIA Hall of Fame on July 18, 2007. The citation for the band’s nomination includes:

For two and a half decades the Hoodoo Gurus have consistently been one of the most inventive, lyrically smart and exciting rock’n’roll bands Australia has ever produced… along the way they’ve influenced an entire generation of bands     

High praise for a band, that outside of a seven year stretch in the mid 80s to early 90s, never enjoyed the level of international success that Australian contemporaries INXS and Midnight Oil did. No matter, because at home, in Australia, they still are stars and their music still finds an appreciative and welcoming audience.

 

DISCOGRAPHY

Releases:

 Leilani (7") (Big Time, Phantom)1982
My Girl (7") (Big Time)1983
Tojo (7") (Big Time)1983
I Want You Back (7") (Big Time, Demon Records, A&M Records) 1984
  Stoneage Romeos (Cass, CD, LP) (Big Time, Demon Records, A&M Records) 1984
Stoneage Romeos (CD) (Acadia) 2002
Stoneage Romeos (
CD, MP3) (EMI Music Australia) 2005
Bittersweet (12") (Big Time Records, Chrysalis) 1985
 
Bittersweet (7") (Big Time, Chrysalis, Mercury) 1985
Death Defying (7") (Big Time, EMI Music Australia) 1985
Death Defying (12") (Elektra) 1985
Like Wow-Wipeout (7") (Big Time) 1985
Mars Needs Guitars! (LP) (Chrysalis, Mercury) 1985
Mars Needs Guitars! (CD,
LP) (Big Time) 1985
Mars Needs Guitars! (Cass,
CD, LP, MP3) (Elektra/ Ada) 1990
Mars Needs Guitars! (CD) (Mushroom Records) 1996
Mars Needs Guitars! (CD) (EMI Music Australia Pty. Ltd) 2005
Mars Needs Guitars! (CD) (Acadia) 2005
My Girl (7") (Big Time, Demon Records) 1985
Poison Pen (12") (Big Time America) 1985
Poison Pen (7") (Big Time, EMI Music Australia) 1986
Singles Six Pack (6×7") (Big Time) 1985
Blow Your Cool! (LP) (Chrysalis) 1987
Blow Your Cool! (
Cass, CD, LP, MP3) (Elektra) 1987
Blow Your Cool! (CD) (BMG Ariola München GmbH) 1987
Blow Your Cool! (CD, LP) (Big Time) 1987
Blow Your Cool! (LP) (Mercury) 1987
Blow Your Cool! (CD) (EMI Music Australia Pty. Ltd) 2005
Good Times (7") (Big Time, Chrysalis) 1987
Good Time (12") (Elektra, Mercury) 1987
Good Times / Heart Of Darkness (7") (Elektra) 1987
In The Middle Of The Land (7") (Big Time, BMG Arista / Ariola Ltd) 1987
Out That Door (12") (Elektra 1987)
What’s My Scene (CD Single) (Mushroom Records) 1998
What’s My Scene (7") (Big Time, Chrysalis, RCA Ltd) 1987
What’s My Scene (12") (Chrysalis) 1987
The Generation Gap (7") (RCA Victor, BMG Arista / Ariola Ltd) 1988
Another World (7") (RCA Victor, BMG Arista / Ariola Ltd) 1989
Axegrinder (7") (RCA Victor, BMG Arista / Ariola Ltd) 1989
Come Anytime (CD) ( RCA, BMG Records (UK) 1989
Come Anytime (7") (RCA Victor, BMG Arista / Ariola Ltd) 1989
Come Anytime (
Cass Single, 7", 12") (RCA) 1989
Magnum Cum Louder (LP) (RCA Victor) 1989
Magnum Cum Louder (Cass, CD, LP) (BMG, RCA) 1989
PH.B´s B Sides From Magnum Cum Louder (12") (RCA 1989)
1000 Miles Away (7",
12") (RCA) 1991
1000 Miles Away (CD Single) (RCA, BMG) 1991
1000 Miles Away (7") (BMG Arista / Ariola Ltd) 1991
A Place In The Sun (7") (RCA Ltd, BMG Arista / Ariola Ltd) 1991
A Place In The Sun (CD) (BMG Arista / Ariola Ltd) 1991
Castles In The Air (CD) (RCA, BMG Arista / Ariola Ltd) 1991
Kinky (
CD, MP3) (RCA, BMG 1991)
Kinky (CD) (RCA Ltd) 1991
Kinky (Cass,CD,LP) (BMG Ariola, RCA) 1991
Miss Freelove ’69 (CD) (RCA) 1991
 
Miss Freelove ’69 (CD Single) (BMG Arista / Ariola Ltd) 1991
Miss Freelove ’69 (12") (RCA) 1991
Miss Freelove ’69 (7") (RCA Ltd, BMG Arista / Ariola Ltd) 1991
Electric Soup – The Singles Collection (
Cass, CD) (BMG Music Australia) 1992
Electric Soup/Gorilla Biscuit (2xCD) (BMG Arista / Ariola Ltd) 1992
Electric Soup: The Complete Video Collection (VHS, PAL) (BMG Video) 1992
Gorilla Biscuit (CD) (BMG Arista / Ariola Ltd) 1992
The Right Time (CD Single) (RCA, BMG Arista / Ariola Ltd) 1993
Crank (
Cass, CD) (LD Records, Play It Again Sam, BMG Music) 1994
Crank (CD) (BMG Music (Australia) 1994
Less Than A Feeling (CD) (RCA, BMG Australia Ltd) 1994
Nobody (CD) (RCA, BMG Australia Ltd) 1994
 
You Open My Eyes (CD Single) (RCA, BMG Australia Ltd) 1994
 
Big Deal (CD Single) (Mushroom Records) 1996
Blue Cave (
Cass, CD, MP3) (Mushroom Records, Zoo Entertainment) 1996
Down On Me (CD Single) (Mushroom Records) 1996
If Only… (CD) (Mushroom Records) 1996
More Electric Soup (VHS + CD) (Mushroom Records) 1996
 
Waking Up Tired (CD) (Mushroom Records) 1996
 
Electric Chair / Armchair Gurus (2xCD) (Mushroom Records) 1997
The Hoodoo Voodoo E.P. (CD) (Mushroom Records) 1997
Bite The Bullet – Director’s Cut (3xCD) (Mushroom Records) 1998
Ampology (2xCD) (Acadia) 2000
Ampology (2xCD) (Shock, Limburger Records) 2001
 
Mach Schau (CD) (EMI Music (Australia), Capitol Records) 2004
Nothing’s Changing My Life (CD Single) (EMI Music Australia) 2004
 
Tunnel Vision (2xDVD) (EMI Music Australia) 2006
Tunnel Vision (2xDVD) (Sony Music Entertainment Australia) 2009
iTunes Live From Sydney: Aussie Legends – EP (5xFile, AAC) (Sony) 2009
Amazon Sampler (8xFile, MP3) (Not On Label) 2010
 
Purity Of Essence (CD, MP3) (Hoodoo Gurus Records) 2010

Blow Your Cool! (1987)

Tracks Appear On:

"Dig It Up" Live At The Wireless (LP) (Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC Music) 1983
"My Girl" The Hits Hits Hits Machine (2xLP) (Concept Records Pty Ltd) 1984
"What’s My Scene" ’87 Right On Track (Cass, CD, LP) (CBS Records Australia) 1987 "What’s My Scene" Solid Smash Hits (CD) (Concept Records) 1987
"What’s My Scene" The Chrysalis Compilation (LP) (Chrysalis) 1987
"What’s My Scene" Smash & Grab (Vinyl) (Roxon Records) 1988
"Axegrinder" 1989 The Right Stuff (CD) (BMG Arista / Ariola Ltd) 1989
"Little Drummer Boy" A Lump Of Coal (CD, LP) (First Warning Records) 1991
"Miss Freelove ’69" Expand-O CD Tune Up 11 (CD) (The Album Network) 1991
"1000 Miles Away" Expand-O CD Tune Up 13 (CD) (The Album Network) 1991 
"Nobody" CMJ New Music December – Volume 16 (CD) (College Music Journal) 1994
"Less Than A Feeling" Heartbreak High: The Album (CD) (Warner Music Australia) 1994
"The Right Time" Play It! Vol. 3 (CD) (PIAS Benelux) 1994
"The Right Time"  Triple J Hottest 100 – 1 (2xCD) (Australian Broadcasting Corporation ABC Music) 1994
"Down On Me," " If Only……" Turn It Up & Pass It On – Volume 8 (CD) (AIM Marketing) 1995
"Big Deal" Audio-CD (CD) (Audio Magazine) 1996
"Waking Up Tired" Hit Machine 13 (CD) (Sony Music Entertainment Australia) 1996 "Waking Up Tired" Smash Hits ’96 (CD)(Sony Music Entertainment Australia) 1996
"Bittersweet" Rage – More Of The Songs Most Chosen By Rage Guest Programmers (2xCD) (Australian Broadcasting Corporation ABC Music) 1999
"What’s My Scene" Australia’s Ultimate Songs – The 100 Greatest Hits Of The Century (5xCD) (Liberation Music) 2000
"Leilani" (Original Phantom Records Version), "Be My Guru”  Do The Pop!: The Australian Garage-Rock Sound 1976-1987 (2xCD) (Shock, Savage Beat) 2002
"What’s My Scene?" The World’s Absolute Best Ever Beer Songs 2 (2xCD) (EMI Music Australia) 2003
"I Want You Back" Left Of The Dial: Dispatches From The 80s Underground (4xCD) (Rhino) 2004
"Nothing’s Changing In My Life" Proudly Australian – Celebrate Australia Day 2004 (CD) (EMI Music Australia) 2004
"I Want You Back", "Like Wow – Wipeout!" Children Of Nuggets – Original Artyfacts From The Second Psychedelic Era 1976-1996 (Box + 4xCD) (Rhino Records) 2005
"What’s My Scene" Complete Eighties (5xCD) (EMI Music Australia) 2005
"A Place In The Sun" Little Fish -OST (CD) (Warner Music Australia) 2005
"What’s My Scene" The Absolute Very Best Of The World’s Beer Songs (3xCD) (EMI Music Australia) 2005
"Bittersweet" More Complete Eighties (5xCD) (EMI Music Australia) 2006
"(Let’s All) Turn On" Tales From The Australian Underground – Vol. 2: 1977-1990 (2xCD) (Feel Presents) 2006
"Bittersweet"  The Absolute Very Best Of The World’s Beer Songs Volume 2 (3xCD) (EMI Music Australia) 2006
"Castles In The Air" Bushfire Aid Artists For The Bushfire Appeal (2xCD) (Sony Music Australia) 2009
"What’s My Scene" 101 Aussie Hits (5xCD) (EMI Music Australia) 2010

 

Blow Your Cool (1987) 

Playing Time: 45 minutes 59 seconds

blow your cool

1. Out That Door (4:14)
2. What’s My Scene (3:50)
3. Good Times (3:03)
4. I Was The One (4:12)
5. Hell For Leather (3:29)
6. Where Nowhere Is (4:03)
7. In The Middle Of The Land (4:34)
8. Come On (2:44)
9. Heart Of Darkness (3:04)
10. My Caravan (4:20)
11. On My Street (3:16)
12. Party Machine (5:10)

Magnum Cum Louder (1989)

Playing Time: 40 minutes 10 seconds

 

magnum cum louder

1. Come Anytime (3:20)
2. Another World (3:17)
3. Axegrinder (3:28)
4. Shadow Me (3:41)
5. Glamour Puss (2:36)
6. Hallucination (5:06)
7. All the Way (3:11)
8. Baby Can Dance (Pts. II-IV) (3:17)
9. I Don’t Know Anything (4:08)
10. Where’s That Hit? (3:57)
11. Death In the Afternoon (4:09)

Kinky (1991)

Playing Time: 38 minutes 19 seconds

kinky

1. Head In The Sand (2:50)
2. A Place In The Sun (3:47)
3. Castle In The Air (4:09)
4. Something’s Coming (3:12)
5. Miss Freelove ’69 (4:16)
6. 1000 Miles Away (4:33)
7. Desiree (2:35)
8. I Don’t Mind (3:40)
9. Brainscan (3:19)
10. Too Much Fun (3:14)
11. Dressed In Black (2:44)

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