Hoodoo Gurus frontman Dave Faulkner and guitarist Brad Shepherd unplugged recently for a performance of the band’s 1984 track, “Zanzibar”, on Seven Network’s The Morning Show in Sydney, Australia.
The track originally appeared on the band’s debut, “Stoneage Romeos”, which was named No. 28 in the 2010 book The Best 100 Australian Albums (the band’s 1985 release, “Mars Needs Guitars”, landed at No. 60).
Faulkner and Shepherd have been playing stripped-down acoustic shows as a duo recently, and the group have two March dates scheduled before drummer Mark Kingsmill retires from the band after 30 years.
The Hoodoo Gurus recently released an EP, “Gravy Train”, in sync with their 30th anniversary last year. The project features all 8 past and present members of the Australian group performing songs dating from the earliest days of their career, including three tunes never recorded before.
Three eras of the Gurus are represented, including the original le Hoodoo Gurus crew, the “Stoneage Romeos” edition and the ”Blow Your Cool” lineup – with all 8 members forming “The Super Hoodoo Gurus” for a remake of the band’s first single, “Leilani.”
The Hoodoo Gurus were inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association Hall of Fame in 2007.
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