I’ve been a big fan of Australia’s Hoodoo Gurus ever since they released “Stoneage Romeos” in 1984. While the Gurus were inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame in 2007, they never got the recognition they deserved in the US. Throughout the 80s, they’ve released some phenomenal records, “Blow Your Cool” being my favorite. They stayed strong in the 90s, especially with “Crank”. “Mach Schau” was a treat for fans in 2004, but we’ve been waiting 6 long years for the ninth record, “Purity of Essence”.