Hoodoo Gurus

Bittersweet

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On this single, the Hoodoo Gurus, Australia's most currently beloved band stateside, show they are up to the task of replicating the greatness they showed on their rip-roaring debut, Stoneage Romeos. "Bittersweet" is just that: classic ’60s pop with disciplined guitar and key-changing vocals. "Tears so bittersweet/Fill my eyes whenever we meet" will torture the hearts of all those who have had to deal with an ex they wish they were still with. This is what great pop is all about, and the high-range melody will draw you in just as quickly. Too bad the B-sides are pretty much throwaways, with the possible exception of "Turkey Dinner," and the A-side is on the album Mars Needs Guitars! But make sure you get this song on one or the other; it will haunt your stereo for days.