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Mars Needs Guitars
Hoodoo Gurus
Mars Needs Guitars
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Hoodoo Gurus
Title: Mars Needs Guitars
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Elektra / Ada
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
Styles: Australia & New Zealand, Dance Pop, Power Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 075596048521, 075596048545

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Great album by one of the original alternative bands
D. Keating | Bristow, VA United States | 01/21/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Mars needs guitars was one of my favorite albums when I was in high school. I wore out the tape playing it in my car. It is a classic for fans of alternative bands from the eighties. The best two tracks on the album are "Bittersweet" and "Wipeout". The rest of the material on this album is also strong, and lets the band display a wider array of musical talent than their first album (Stoneage Romeos). I saw the gurs live when they toured for this album (they actually opened for the Bangles, and I think I was one of three guru fans in the crowd), and all the songs sounded great live and loud. With that in mind, I recommend listening to this album on a loud stereo, preferably with the volume high, to get the full effect. It just doesn't sound the same on a walkman. I highly recommend this album to any Hoodoo Guru fan if you don't already own it. For anyone not familiar with the band, they have a very guitar based garage band sound (similar to the Replacements). So, if you like the Replacements, the Alarm, REM, or the BoDeans, you will most likely also enjoy this band. Enjoy."
Rock and Roll
Daniel Kruse | 07/11/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Simple and sweet. Hate to sound like a old-fogey, but the so-called rock bands of today could learn a lot about how to write killer power-pop songs from this album. The only thing better is Stoneage Romeos."
A classic of caveman pop
Daniel Kruse | 05/18/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"My all time favorite summer album. Every song is a garage pop masterpiece. You owe it to youself to give this one a listen!"