Since the rights to the original 96 Tears album and singles have been held in limbo, fans have to be content with records like ? & the Mysterians featuring 96 Tears, a collection of re-recordings by the original lineup that was recorded in 1997 -- 31 years after their one hit topped the charts. Surprisingly, the group sounds tough, dynamic, and exciting -- it's easy to tell that this is not the same group of young garage punks from the mid-'60s, but these guys can still kick hard, which is what makes the record worthwhile for die-hard garage freaks. In addition to "96 Tears," the album also features Mysterians classics like "I Need Somebody," "'8' Teen," "Smokes," "Up Side," "Stormy Monday," "Make You Mine," "Got To," "Don't Tease Me" and "You're Telling Me Lies."
Performance Credits? & the Mysterians Primary Artist
Technical Credits? & the Mysterians Contributor
Oliver Sain Composer
Milton Campbell Composer
Robert Martinez Contributor
Frank Rodriguez Contributor
Harry Young Liner Notes
David Graham Arranger
Robert Balderrama Contributor
Frank Lugo Contributor
Chad Cunningham Engineer,Recording Producer
Nicole Ruhl Fichera Jacket Design
Mike Kryger Engineer
Chad Cunningham Producer,Engineer
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Question Mark & the Mysterians based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
This is not the same quality as the original cut. It is very noticeable and disappointing from the beginning. I'd be willing to pay more for the quality of the original recording. Maybe it will happen one day. We can only hope. Still, it's nice to be able to hear their music again.