Like Wow – Wipeout by Hoodoo Gurus

Title:
Like Wow – Wipeout by Hoodoo Gurus
Category:
NFSA ID:
305311
Year:
1985
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New Wave Sydney band Hoodoo Gurus combined Australian garage rock with ‘60s American hooks to create this classic track. The song was originally slated to be a single B-side before producer Charles Fisher noticed that it 'had something’. Writer Dave Faulkner is said to have been surprised with the success of the song – stating that he just liked it because it was noisy.

This track, their biggest hit of the time, demonstrates the band’s wide appeal that saw them achieve Australian and international success, particularly on the US college rock circuit. The band was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2007.

Big Time Phonographic Recording Company BTS1588

Performer:
Hoodoo Gurus