The Hoodoo Gurus are an Australian Garage Punk band, that were Alt-College favorites during the 1980's. Led by guitarist/singer Dave Faulkner, the Gurus had a number of underground hits during that period.
The band formed in 1981 in Sydney and released their first album Stoneage Romeos in 1984. This album, thanks to the infectuous single "I Want You Back" became a hit here in the USA.
Their follow up album, 1985's Mars Needs Guitars, established The Guru's as major players, even getting videos on Mtv with the songs "Like Wow, Wipe-Out" and "Bittersweet".
1987's Blow Your Cool and 1989's Magnum Cum Louder continue the solid recorded output.
The Hoodoo Guru's also were an excellent live band. I saw them a few times and was never disappointed.
In the 1990's the band continued to release albums, but their heyday was certainly the mid-80's. They broke up in 1998.
In 2004, The Hoodoo Guru's reunited and last month toured the U.S. Reports of their performances were extremely favorable.