Hunters & Collectors By The Charts

An article about Hunters and Collectors music chart performance history.

Author:  Paul Cashmere, Noise11.

Date: 30 September 2019.

Original URL: http://www.noise11.com/news/hunters-collectors-by-the-charts-20190930

 

Article Text

In today’s music world a band like Hunters & Collectors would not have survived. After debuting with their self-titled album in 1982 and peaking at number 21 Hunter & Collectors started to go backwards fast. Album two ‘The Fireman’s Curse’ peaked at number 77 and the third ‘The Jaws of Life’ went unnoticed at number 89.

Luckily for us the 80s were different times and people like Michael Gudinski and Warren Costello at Mushroom (who are still around today) put gut feel ahead of commerce.

Hunters & Collectors turned around for Mushroom at album number four ‘Human Frailty’ which ended up selling double platinum and generating an iconic Australian song in ‘Throw Your Arms Around Me’.

‘Throw Your Arms Around Me’ has been covered by Crowded House and Pearl Jam.

Because of the Gudinski and Costello faith Hunters & Collectors went on to become one of Australia’s greatest live bands of the 90s which for those you missed it first time around will get a second chance with Red Hot Summer 2020.

When you go by the numbers Hunters & Collectors biggest chart success is not one you’d expect. ‘Demon Flower’ reached number 2 on the Australian chart but only generated a moderate hit with ‘Easy’.

Hunters & Collectors by the charts
Demon Flower (no 2, 1994)
Cut (no 6, 1992)
Human Frailty (no 10, 1986)
Ghost Nation (no 10, 1989)
What’s A Few Men (no 16, 1987)
Hunters & Collectors (no 21, 1982)
Juggernaut (no 36, 1998)
The Fireman’s Curse (no 77, 1983)
The Jaws of Life (no 89, 1984)

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Red Hot Summer 2020 dates
Saturday 4th January 2020
Bendigo Racecourse, BENDIGO VIC
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Sunday 5th January 2020
Old Mount Gambier Gaol, MOUNT GAMBIER SA
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100
Old Mount Gambier Gaol 08 8723 0032

Saturday 11th January 2020 – SOLD OUT
Mary Ann Reserve, MANNUM SA
Sounds By The River
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100
Mannum Visitor Information Centre 1300 626 686

Sunday 12th January 2020
Sandalford Estate, SWAN VALLEY WA
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Saturday 18th January 2020 – SOLD OUT
Mornington Racecourse, MORNINGTON VIC
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Sunday 19th January 2020 – SOLD OUT
Mornington Racecourse, MORNINGTON VIC
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Saturday 25th January 2020 – SOLD OUT
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, HOBART TAS
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Sunday 26th January 2020
Country Club Lawns, LAUNCESTON TAS
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Saturday 1st February 2020
Westport Park, PORT MACQUARIE NSW
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100
Glasshouse www.glasshouse.org.au

Saturday 8th February 2020 – SOLD OUT
Cockatoo Island, SYDNEY NSW
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Sunday 9th February 2020
Cockatoo Island, SYDNEY NSW
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Saturday 15th February 2020
Roche Estate, HUNTER VALLEY NSW
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Sunday 16th February 2020
Bella Vista Farm, BAULKHAM HILLS NSW
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Saturday 22nd February 2020 – SOLD OUT
Sandstone Point Hotel, BRIBIE ISLAND QLD
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Sunday 23rd February 2020
Queens Park – Frogs Hollow, TOOWOOMBA QLD
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Saturday 29th February 2020 – SOLD OUT
Sandstone Point Hotel, BRIBIE ISLAND QLD
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Sunday 1st March 2020
Harrigans Drift Inn, JACOBS WELL QLD
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Saturday 7th March 2020
Mackay Park, BATEMANS BAY NSW
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100
Batemans Bay Visitors Centre 1800 802 528

Saturday 14th March 2020 – SOLD OUT
Kiama Showgrounds, KIAMA NSW
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100
Kiama Visitor Information Centre 1300 654 262

Saturday 21st March 2020
Gateway Lakes, WODONGA VIC
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Saturday 28th March 2020
North Gardens, BALLARAT VIC
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Sunday 29th March 2020
Seppeltsfield, BAROSSA SA
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Saturday 4th April 2020
Lazy River Estate, DUBBO NSW
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100
Dubbo Visitor Information Centre 02 6801 4450

Saturday 11th April 2020
Darwin Amphitheatre, DARWIN NT
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Saturday 18th April 2020
Barlow Park, CAIRNS QLD
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Saturday 18th April 2020
Barlow Park, CAIRNS QLD
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

Sunday 26th April 2020
Noosa & District Sports Complex, TEWANTIN QLD
www.ticketmaster.com.au | 136 100

For more information, please visit www.redhotsummertour.com.au

 

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