Wednesday, February 13, 2013

? and the Mysterians - Cameo Parkway 1966-1967

? and the Mysterians were one of the premier garage rock acts from the 1960's. They are best known for their hit song "96 Tears." ? and the Mysterians kick out the james with jangly guitars which are backed by an old school organ (I'm guessing Werlitzer, but I could be wrong).

While "96 Tears" is by far the band's best song, there are many enjoyable tunes on this 25 track compilation. The trademark rhythmic organ beat from "96 Tears" makes its way onto a number of other ? and the Mysterians tracks. Most notably, "Can't Get Enough of You Baby" sounds almost exactly like "96 Tears" until the vocals kick in. Aside from that one instance when the band appears to be a one trick pony, this compilation is highly enjoyable and very much recommended to people who enjoy garage rock.

Baleeted? Nope. I love classic garage rock.

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