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? AND THE MYSTERIANS - Action lp

£27.99

RELEASE DATE JULY 1ST 2022

ABKCO release the first two albums by Michigan garage rock legends ? (aka Question Mark) and The Mysterians 96 Tears (1966) and Action (1967).

Formed in the Bay City / Saginaw area of Michigan in 1962 by Mexican-American children of migrant farm workers, the band gained popularity with the addition of drummer Robert Martinez’s brother Rudy, aka Question Mark, as lead vocalist. The eccentric Question Mark (often stylized as ‘?’) has claimed to have been born on Mars and lived among dinosaurs in a past life.

A mere eight months after 96 Tears was released, Cameo-Parkway put out the follow up full-length Action in June of ’67. Their sophomore album is more evenly split between originals and covers, among them “Can’t Get Enough of You, Baby,” written by Denny Randell and Sandy Linzer and first recorded by The Four Seasons one year previous. ? and The Mysterians’ version got to #56 on the Billboard Hot 100, faring better than Smash Mouth’s ubiquitous 1998 version, which appeared on four other Billboard charts but was absent from the coveted Hot 100. Action would be the band’s last studio album for more than three decades.

Side A
Girl (You Captivate Me)
Can’t Get Enough Of You, Baby
Got To
I’ll Be Back
Shout (Parts 1 & 2)
Side B
Hangin’ On A String
Smokes
It’s Not Easy
Don’t Hold It Against Me
Just Like A Rose
Do You Feel It

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