Sydney's finest reunited
When Dave Faulkner and Brad Shepherd, brains and balls of the Hoodoo Gurus, split up five years ago to explore trippy fusion and nugget punk respectively, fans only prayed for this day. A permanent schism? What are the chances? Nil, as Mach Shau?title nicked from The Beatles in Hamburg?proves. Faulkner’s super-smart lyrics still here? Check. The consummate golden guitar crank and grind still firing? Check. They blitz through “Sour Grapes”, rise and fall anthems like “Girls On Top” and the tear-jerking “Song Of the Year” with renewed grandeur.