Mars Needs Guitars! (studio album) by Hoodoo Gurus

Mars Needs Guitars! by Hoodoo Gurus
Year: 1985
Overall rank: 5,073rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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74/100 (from 52 votes)
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1985 HOODOO GURUS - 'Mars Needs Guitars' - NM
Condition: Like New

Mars Needs Guitars! Hoodoo Gurus CD Bigtime Records Printed in Japan 1985
Condition: Like New

Hoodoo Gurus - Mars Needs Guitars [New Vinyl LP]
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Hoodoo Gurus bestography

Mars Needs Guitars! is ranked 2nd best out of 19 albums by Hoodoo Gurus on

The best album by Hoodoo Gurus is Stoneage Romeos which is ranked number 3435 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 433.

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From 01/08/2018 12:00
Following the seminal 'Stoneage Romeos' we all held our breath for The Gurus next album & 'Mars Needs Guitars ' is what we got . And it good , quite good in fact . I place it at 3 in their catalogue behind 'Stoneage ' and 'Blow Your Cool ' . The only track that sucks is 'Poison Pen ' everything else rocks. On a side note is it possible 'Hayride To Hell' is a play on words tip of hat to ACDC's 'HIGHWAY TO HELL'? Its got to be doesn't it ? And finally as a massive Gurus fan I saw them play promoting this album at the Bundaberg Tavern , I was a teenager at the time and quite possibly this concert was the greatest thing that had ever happened in my short life . I've never forgotten that concert .
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From 06/23/2012 21:13
Great Aussie rock. Stand outs include Bittersweet and Like wow
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