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Mars Needs Guitars!


Download links and information about Mars Needs Guitars! by Hoodoo Gurus. This album was released in 1985 and it belongs to Rock, World Music, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 33:47 minutes.

Artist: Hoodoo Gurus
Release date: 1985
Genre: Rock, World Music, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 10
Duration: 33:47
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No. Title Length
1. Bittersweet 3:49
2. Poison Pen 4:12
3. In the Wild 3:08
4. Death-Defying 3:22
5. Like Wow-Wipeout! 3:11
6. Hayride to Hell 3:16
7. Show Some Emotion 2:56
8. The Other Side of Paradise 3:32
9. Mars Needs Guitars 2:52
10. She 3:29



While synth-pop groups, hair metal bands, over-the-top divas, American heartland rock, Prince, and Madonna dominated mainstream music in the '80s, left-of-the-dial college radio stations gorged on underground groups that—like R.E.M., their most famous brethren—immersed themselves in the guitar rock 'n' pop of the '60s and '70s. Australia's Hoodoo Gurus were among them and were simply brilliant. Singer/guitarist Dave Faulkner had a knack for catchy melodies that were never cloying. Each of Hoodoo Gurus' early albums featured enough highlights to make them essential listening for anyone curious about the mid-'80s underground/alternative scene. Their debut album, Stoneage Romeos, had featured the U.S. college radio hit "I Want You Back." Mars Needs Guitars, the follow-up, went even deeper, with the sterling "Bittersweet," the cow-punk "Hayride to Hell," and the gorgeously jangly "Show Some Emotion" and "The Other Side of Paradise." The title track is great B-movie fun. "She" turns the sound darker and more psychedelic. A classic.