Just last week I thought, “Boy, isn’t ‘My Girl’ by Hoodoo Gurus a complete gem of a tune? I should listen to it on the streaming service of my choice, then maybe crank out ‘Less Than A Feeling’ while there”, only to find the streaming world to be completely bereft of Le Gurus.
Coincidentally, (or creepily, depending how you view the universe) just this morning Hoodoo Gurus announced a new partnership with Universal Music Australia (ft. Universal Music New Zealand), which will see their complete recordings now on all streaming services. All their albums will be expanded with B-sides, curios, rarities, plus a number of related recording projects (Persian Drugs — their Nuggets-style side-project — is the most exciting of these).
Plus, they have launched the Hoodoo Gurus Record Club – in which all twelve of their studio records will be released over the next twelve months on 180gram (the thick one) coloured vinyl. Basically, it’s all good news.
Dave Faulkner, singer/songwriter of Hoodoo Gurus says: “We’ve finally gone from the Stone Age to the 21st Century — pun intended — and made our music available for streaming, something our fans have been demanding for a long time. It’s a delicious irony for us that we are doing it through the revived Big Time Records entity, the label that we were first signed to in 1982.