DARK STAR: Lady of Mars 7″ Mega N.W.O.B.H.M. classic.
DARK STAR: Lady of Mars 7″
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Lady of Mars 7″ Single
Release date 1980
Catalogue: AAA 105
Running time 10:06
1. Lady of Mars (4:29)
2. Rock ‘n Romancing (5:37)
I’ll Take You Away To The Stars
It is Lady of Mars for which Dark Star are best remembered, and it is a real piece de resistance. I like it, I like it a lot and so will you. It was the mainstay of their début album (self-titled), a single (1980) and on the Metal for Muthas (volume 2).
The lyrics mysterious though they maybe allude to an escape to the Kosmos, they are not running away to Gretna these days eloping has gone inter-galactic folks. Hold tight the starships are leaving.
It is a fine example of the breadth of NWOBHM nourishing goodness. There is a bit of switch halfway through the song that manifests itself as a 60s style medley worrying reminiscent of Spinal Tap Sings “(Listen to The) Flower People” and Other Favourites. I do enjoy a good singsong don’t you?