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Hoodoo GurusMars Needs Guitars!

Label:Elektra – 9-60485-1, Elektra – 60485-1
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:US
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:Alternative Rock, Garage Rock

Tracklist

A1Bittersweet3:48
A2Poison Pen4:09
A3In The Wild3:09
A4Death Defying3:21
A5Like Wow-Wipeout3:10
B1Hayride To Hell3:16
B2Show Some Emotion2:57
B3The Other Side Of Paradise3:32
B4Mars Needs Guitars!
Lead VocalsBrad Shepherd
2:46
B5She3:30
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9-60485-1 appears on spine
60485-1 appears on label

Recorded at Studio 301 & Trafalgar Studio, Sydney.
Mixed at Studio 301, May 1985.

Printed inner sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 7559-60485-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side One): ST-E-60485-1-A SP
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side Two): ST-E-60485-1-B SP
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched Side One): STE-60485A-2 Jack
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched Side Two): STE-60485B-2 Jack
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped Both Sides): STERLING SRC [logo]

Other Versions (5 of 48)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Mars Needs Guitars! (LP, Album)Big Time, Big TimeBT 7053, BT-7053Australia1985
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Mars Needs Guitars! (LP, Album)Mercury, Big TimeMERM 1Canada1985
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Mars Needs Guitars! (LP, Album)Chrysalis, Chrysalis, ChrysalisCHR 1520, Chr 1520, CHS 1520UK1985
Mars Needs Guitars! (LP, Album, Stereo)Big TimeBT 7053Scandinavia1985
Mars Needs Guitars! (LP, Album)Chrysalis826 725-1France1985

Reviews

mikeSF_'s avatar
mikeSF_
Edited 3 months ago
My roommate in college introduced me to The Gurus in '87 and I was struck by their laid back garage rock sound. Incorporating jangly campfire chord guitars and mixing elements of alt rock, power pop, surf, and psychedelic, the songs stand up well enough on this album, but the real highlight is the quality of the recording, which is super clean and powerful. The drums are punchy and the mixing is pleasant. There are no songs here to write home about, but overall a nice listen.