Dave Faulkner Gushes After Two ‘Rock Legends’ Join Hoodoo Gurus At San Francisco Show

23 May 2023 | 12:56 pm | Mary Varvaris

"Holy hell! It was legendary".

Photo of Hoodoo Gurus @ Bankwest Stadium

Photo of Hoodoo Gurus @ Bankwest Stadium (Credit: Brendan Delavere)

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Hoodoo Gurus vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Dave Faulkner took to social media yesterday to gush over meeting two rock music icons.

In the image you can view below, Lenny Kaye of the Patti Smith Group holds Faulkner’s iconic Fender Telecaster guitar with a clever grin plastered on his face. Faulkner, like any music fan, couldn’t contain his excitement.

“As I posted on Instagram last night, our San Francisco concert ended with a bang when we were joined onstage by two rock 'n' roll legends, Lenny Kaye from Patti Smith Group and Cyril Jordan from the Flamin' Groovies,” Faulkner wrote on Facebook this morning.

“On Instagram I shared a photo of me, Cyril and Lenny but I just had to show off this photo of Lenny posing with my trusty Telecaster (which he played onstage with us). ‘Shake Some Action, Psychotic Reaction...!’ says it all really. That's what I like.”

LENNY KAYE WITH MY TELECASTER ------------------------------------- AsI posted on Instagram last night, our San...

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The Instagram photo of the trio is already iconic, with Faulkner calling the moment “legendary”.

“WHAT A FINALE IN S.F!! During our encore we were joined onstage by Cyril Jordan (mainstay of the Flamin' Groovies) and Lenny Kaye (mainstay of Patti Smith Group and originator of Nuggets) for two Groovies classics, 'Shake Some Action' and 'Slow Death'. Holy hell! It was legendary,” Hoodoo Gurus posted on Instagram yesterday. What a moment to share.

Earlier this year, Hoodoo Gurus celebrated 20 years of the NRL’s That’s My Team, a take on the band’s classic tune, What’s My Scene.

Faulkner explained on social media: 

"The original master tapes for the 'Blow Your Cool' album had gone "missing" after we successfully sued our record label to terminate our contract back in 1988 so we went back into the studio and tried to replicate exactly what we had done 16 years earlier to make the rendition sound as close possible to the vision people knew."

"Funnily enough we reformed the band the following year and the band has continued without interruption ever since. I don't think the NRL ad played any significant part in getting us to rescind our retirement.

“The fact is the band had stopped playing but the bonds between us and the spirit we shared was as strong as ever, which the recording session for 'That's My Team!' proves. I just had to accept that fact, get down off my high horse, and let the band run free. And now, 20 years later, here we all are."