Hunters & Collectors Release Anthology Album

A brief article about the release of the Hunters and Collectors digital Anthology album.

Author:  Paul Cashmere, Noise11.

Date: 2 September 2015.

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Hunters & Collectors have released the 40 track ‘Anthology’ album spanning the band’s entire career for the very first time.

Hunters & Collectors signed with Mushroom’s White Label in 1981 and spent its entire career with Mushroom. Michael Gudinski started the White Label to house Hunters & Collectors.

“We’ve always aimed to sound Australian,” Mark Seymour noted in 1986. Drummer Doug Falconer called it “The Great Aussie Tug”, referring to the roaring backbeat necessary in a pub environment.

Paul Kelly remembers seeing the band in the ’80s, when they were “gathering an army”.

“Their audience was mainly young men, hungry for devotion,” Paul observed in his memoir. “Hunnas had a big, fat industrial bass sound, an anthemic horn section, and their singlet-clad singer, as fit as a trout, held nothing back.”