Una delle più grandi formazione australiane all time. I leggendari Hoodoo Gurus nella primavera del 2012 hanno festeggiato 30 anni di scintillante carriera con una serie di concerti in terra madre accompagnati da amici/colleghi a cinque stelle (The Sonics, The 220.127.116.11’s, Died Pretty Redd Kross, Tek & Younger, The Fleshtones, Hard-Ons, Belles Will Ring, Royal Headache, The Lovetones, The Straight Arrows) con il dell’antologia ‘Gold Watch: 20 Golden Greats’ con tanto di inedito in regalo (‘Use-By Date’). Due anni dopo Dave Faulkner annuncia la reunion eccezionale in formazione originale: “We’re playing at this year’s Splendour In The Grass festival in Byron Bay. This will only be our second time there and we’re on the Friday night (25 July)”. La line-up è dunque quella di ‘Stoneage Romeos’ (siamo nel 1984, siamo al debutto). Il musicista continua: “In 1984 we released our first album, ‘Stoneage Romeos’, and it wasn’t long after that our drummer James Baker left the band under somewhat acrimonious circumstances. Clyde Bramley, the bass guitarist on ‘Stoneage’, left the band shortly after we completed touring for our third album (‘Blow Your Cool’). For Splendour we are going to be reuniting that line-up for the first time since 1984”.
E conclude: “The show will start with the ‘Stoneage Romeos’ line-up and then Mark will replace James to play some songs from ‘Mars Needs Guitars’ and ‘Blow Your Cool’. Rick will then take over bass from Clyde for selected highlights of the current line-up (unchanged since 1988) before Clyde and James rejoin us onstage for an all-in finale: two drum kits, two basses, two guitars – what a racket! It’ll be an historic reenactment of our evolution through song – plus it marks a welcome return of two key members from our early days”.