Monday, 16 January 2017
Everyone knows ''Mars Needs Guitars!'' of the Hoodoos but... (Flac)
The Hoodoo Gurus followed the excellent Stoneage Romeos with the equally swell Mars Needs Guitars!, a second helping of Dave Faulkner's wonderfully skewed kitsch-pop confections. While the band's basic m.o. hasn't changed all that much in the interim -- '60s-era pop, garage rock, and cowpunk remain their key musical reference points -- Faulkner's skills as a songwriter have grown perceptibly: the opening "Bittersweet" is an absolute gem, with other highlights like "Death Defying" and "Show Some Emotion" trailing not far behind. Also commendable is the Gurus' sharp wit -- from the hillbilly freakout of "Hayride to Hell" to the primitive B-movie stomp of the title track, their affection for the guilty pleasures of trash culture is infectious. Irresistible fun.(allmusic.com)
...i believe this is a record that can't post enough. And because i listened yesterday after a long time again to the band i thought it's a good idea. If you don't know the record, listen to it. It's a lot of fun and well worth it. Okay, see ya later folks.