Shawn Mars is the mastermind behind Mars Needs Women, but he felt it was about time to spread his wings a little and record a solo album. The difference between this solo album, though, and most others is that Shawn wrote and recorded every note on the CD himself. He says the concept behind the disc was to challenge himself at every turn. Mixed in with Shawn's usual golden-touch for power-pop ("Nasty Habit", "Who Rules Your Planet?", "All About You"), Fabulous Disaster includes takes on garage rock ("Fabulous", "Piss And Vinegar"), reggae ("Never Take Me Alive"), industrial rock ("Automatic"), ballads ("Song For A Girl", "Sparkle And Shine"), retro-rock ("Sucker", "Stars On Mars"), dance ("Family Jewels"), arena rock ("Control Freak") and even cinematic rock ("Blood Into Wine"). What holds it all together, though, is Shawn's ear for a great pop hook. Trust us when we say this one is gonna be a classic.
1. Nasty Habit 2. Come Undone 3. Buried Alive 4. Catastrophes 5. Song For A Girl 6. Happy Boy 7. Sucker 8. Mudpies 9. Never Take Me Alive 10. Feeding Time 11. Who Rules Your Planet? 12. Blood To Wine 13. Sparkle And Shine 14. Fabulous Disaster 15. All About You 16. Automatic 17. Suicide 18. Stars On Mars 19. Fabulous 20. Piss And Vinegar 21. Mean Machine 22. Family Jewels 23. Control Freak