|Dirty Tricks - Mars Attacks
Armadillo Records ARCD-005
"Mars Attacks - Dirty Tricks" is one of my favorites amongst albums that have been released in the new Millennium. It has all a rockabilly lover can wish for: great uptempo dance songs, an energetic leadsinger, a drummer as steady as a train, a lead guitarist who understands the feel of the 50's and a slappin' bass player.
Dirty Tricks has 14 tracks plus one bonus track and 10 out of 15 are selfpenned songs. My personal favorite is the first track "Doggin' My Steps" a song written in the good tradition of Johnny Burnette and the Rock 'n' roll Trio. Great song, with Burlison-like riffs and an angry young man belching out an intimidating rebel song. The title song "Dirty Tricks" is an authentic rocker and a fine example of what Mars Attacks is capable of. But all the songs on this album are superb and I can't name a single one that I don't like. Even a little sidestep to a more bluesy approach in "You'll never Break Me" fits right in with the rest of the songs. To cut it short, this one earned a place in my favorites collection. Mars attacks again, and we better surrender!
This is what the enclosed flyer says:
Following this succes a further record was released in May 2000. Again it's a 7" Vinyl EP (Called "Snatch It & Grab It") featuring about 4 brandnew songs, including 3 MARS ATTACKS originals. And yet again, the echo has been positive all over the globe. But most of all MARS ATTACKS is an energetic live band featuring a "classic" line-up that is sure to please:
Mars Attacks from Switzerland:
Mars Attacks from Austria:
The hot stage show and varied program -made up of self-composed songs and well chosen selection of rockabilly hits - transform each live performance to a special encounter - or should we say a special encounter of the third kind... So grab your children, grab your wife, Mars attacks, run for your life!!
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Reviewed by Uncle_B, 2004