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The Michigan Daily

Wednesday, March 11, 1987

Page 5

Hoodoo Gurus: Live in Ann Arbor

By Julie Jurrjens
and Beth Fertig
The Hoodoo Gurus are going to
perform live on national television
tonight. Well, not exactly. They'll
be on cable's College Satellite
Network, which serves 400 stations
around the country. It shouldn't
matter to you, though, because as a
hip Ann Arborite you can trot down
to the Nectarine Ballroom, the site
of origin of this broadcast, and see
this up and coming band rock out
(and maybe get on TV) yourself.
So, why did a nice Australian
band like the Hoodoo Gurus pick
Ann Arbor to be the site of this
decisive event in their bid for
college/world domination? "We just
seem to have great shows there all
the time," explained Brad Shepherd,
the band's lead guitarist. "We're
going to feel comfortable doing it.
It's -going to be kind of scary

to Australia and patched it all up
like it was one big happy family."
If anything should secure their
notch on the American charts, it
seems like this single stands a good
chance. Their past underground and
college radio successes, both on
video and record, have included
"Leilani," "I Want You Back,"
"Bittersweet," and "Death Defying,"
from their American releases
Stoneage Romeos and Mars Needs
Guitars. Unfortunately, these have
never been enough to propell them
off of the college charts and onto

Lee Roth (Shepherd was excited to
learn that Diamond Dave concur -
rently issued a Spanish version of
Eat 'Em and Smile, and plans to
make that his next purchase), and in
the past has tenderly crooned about
necrophilia, this could mean any
number of things. But remember,

What do they do on all of those
long plane rides? "Sleep," says
Shepherd. But the inconveniences
are worth it.
"I lived in Australia for 20
years," he concludes, "I'm 26 now.
I know what that place looks like
now; I can afford to see other parts

of the world."
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itinerary in the months ahead. Their
next break will be for two brief
weeks in July, followed by four
months on the road at home and in
Europe, and then two more months
touring North America. But they're
used to extended touring, consid -
ering that they've basically spent
the last four years on the road.

Clyde Bramley

Dave Faulkner

having all these people point
cameras at you... If they're going to
do that, at least we can feel
confident knowing that we're prob -
ably going to do a great show in
Ann Arbor. The crowds were great
there, previously."
There better be a good reason for
this whole big media hype, right?
Right. Curiously enough, there is a
new Hoodoo Gurus album due out
at the end of this month on Elektra
Records (through Big Time
Records, the independent label
which supported their previous
American releases). It's called Blow
Your Cool, and its first single,
"Good Times," features current pop
darlings the Bangles. How did it
happen, guys?
"We became very good friends
on the tour," said Shepherd, refer -
ring to his band's opening spot on
the Bangles' 1986 American tour.
"The idea was, they were going to
come out and sort of reciprocate the
favor by coming out for us and.
doing our Australian tour. That was
going to be in January, but we were
working on our album, and with
the popularity of 'Walk Like an
Egyptian,' they still had to tour the
U.S.
"The idea was [that] it was going
*to be like a souvenir-type single to
give away at the shows. When it
became clear that we couldn't do it,
the idea of the song still stuck in
our head. The bulk of the track was
done in Sydney, and I came [here]
with a 'slave' tape, and took the
girls in the studio, and took it back

the turntables of average American
youth. The Hoodoos have estab -
lished a polished paisley-rock sound
drawing on many other genres from
surf to psychobilly. Shepherd says
that Blow Your Cool will continue
this trend, although he remarks that
its production values are "sky
high." "We're very, very happy
with it," he adds.
Coming from a man who also
just admitted that his most recent
record purchases were the newest
LPs by Joni Mitchell and David

Brad Shepherd
the Hoodoo Gurus' Australian
environment is noted for its eclec -
ticism. After all, this is the same
country which has also given us the
Lime Spiders, Men at Work, and
Olivia Newton John.
When it comes to his own band,
Shepherd dismisses the current
American mythologizing of the
Aussie music scene as one distin -
guished by either pop phenomenons
like INXS or underground grunge
bands like the Scientists. "I don't
really think of us as an Australian
band," he responds. "I'd hope
[American audiences] appreciate us
because we're kind of different and
we're exciting, and we write good
songs. There's certainly a lot of
good bands coming out of
Australia, though."
The Hoodoo Gurus have a busy

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