Wahooti Fandango is the second album by the Australian band Custard. It was released in 1994 and reached number 88 on the ARIA Charts in June 1995. [1]

McCormack said, “Wahooti is just a slang term for marijuana… Fandango… we had a poster once that said “Custard meet Fandango”, and I thought, well ‘Fandango’ sounds good. ‘Wahooti’, I don’t know… Matthew [guitarist] will like it if there’s a drug reference there you’ve got Matthew onside. So, I think it just means ‘Marijuana Party’, I guess.” [2]

The CD booklet includes instructions to various dance moves, Fox Trot, The Waltz, Cha-Cha, The Rumba, Samba, The Mambo (also slang for marijuana) & the album’s title The Wahooti Fandango. [3]

The Cover art is designed by Shotgun Slim [3]

Rating: 4 out of 5.

4.2 / 5 via Discogs (12/05/2024)

In 1997, Rolling Stone Australia named it in their best 100 Australian albums of all time, saying, “Custard delivered on the pop promise the “Rockfish Anna” and “Gastanked” EPs with the wit, charm and style of Wahooti Fandango. Drawing on a vast array of influences (from the art-rock of Pere Ubu, Devo and Sonic Youth to country ballads and big band swing), Custard’s casual, whimsical approach to their own music often masks the degree of craft underlying songs [4]. In 2021, Loverama replaced it in the list. [5]

  1. Teensville
  2. Aloha Tambourinist
  3. Pack Yr Suitcases
  4. Dix TV
  5. Alone
  6. Looking For Someone
  7. Say It
  8. Melody
  9. Fantastic Plastic
  10. Singlette
  11. If Yr Famous And You Know It, Sack Yr Band
  12. Bye Bye Birdie
  13. Universal Vibration
  14. Badloving
  15. The Wahooti Fandango

(Some info aggregated from Wikipedia)

[1] Ryan, Gavin (2011). Australia’s Music Charts, 1988–2010. Mt. Martha, VIC, Australia: Moonlight Publishing. p. 71.
[2]”Custaro”. Rave Magazine (July 1995). Stones Corner, QLD: Rave Magazine Pty Ltd: 22.
[3] Wahooti Fandango CD Booklet
[4] Andrew Humpheys (September 1997). “THE BEST 100 AUSTRALIAN ALBUMS OF ALL TIME”. Rolling Stone Australia.
[5] Tyler Jenke. “200 Greatest Australian Albums of All Time”. Rolling Stone Australia.