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? and the Mysterians : ? and The Mysterians
Label : COLLECTABLES
Cat. Num. : COLLECTABLES 2004
Year of Rel. : 8.29.97
Total Time : Not known
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Tracks :
1-8 9-16
96 Tears Up Side
Midnight Hour Don't Break This Heart Of Mine
I Need Somebody Ten O'Clock
"8"Teen Why Me
Smokes You're Telling Me Lies
Got To Don't Tease Me
Do Something To Me Set Aside
Stormy Monday Make You Mine



Reviews of the CD ? and The Mysterians :

"...this reunion bash...captures much of their garage grime and psychedelic sleaze perfectly..."
New Musical Express 9/18/93, p.36

Liner notes from ? and The Mysterians.

The Story of ? and the Mysterians, the true kings of garage punk, is the stuff that legends are made of. They are the group of musicians, sons of migrate workers, who achieved international million-selling pop stardom with their 1966 "homemade" recording "96 Tears".

That single and the sound of ? and the Mysterians were so distinctive that their acknowledged influence on latter-day, new wave artists is of landmark importance in the annals of rock and roll history. The Tex-mex keyboard artisanship combined with their raw punk attitude as expressed in "96 Tears" catapulted ? and the Mysterians to the #1 position of the charts - an overnight success story!

Now the original ? and the Mysterians (Frank Rodriguez, Robert Martinez, Frank Lugo, Bobby Balderrama and Question Mark himself) have returned to the studio in Bay City, MI (just blocks from the original site where "96 Tears" originated), their sound intact and their defiant punk attitudes unblemished by time.

Hear "96 Tears", "I Need Somebody", "Stormy Monday", "Set Aside", "Make You Mine", "Got To" and ten more Question Mark classics, as you never heard them before - it's like hearing them for the first time.