? and the Mysterians - 96 Tears (1966)

? & the Mysterians were an American garage rock band from the mid 1960s, originating in Saginaw, Michigan. The group is best known for their song "96 Tears", a classic garage rock record from late 1966 which also made #1 on the pop chart. The frontman of the band was Question Mark, real name is believed to be Rudy Martinez, but who later legally changed his name to ?. ? & the Mysterians were the first band to be described as punk rock[1].

?'s somewhat eccentric behavior helped establish the group in the national consciousness for a period. He claimed (and still claims) to be a Martian who lived with dinosaurs in a past life, and he never appears in public without his sunglasses. He also claims that "voices" told him he would still be performing "96 Tears" in the year 10,000. The group named itself after the 1957 Japanese science-fiction film The Mysterians, in which aliens from the destroyed planet Mysteroid arrive to conquer Earth.

Musically, the Mysterians were one of the first major Latino rock groups. The original lineup was Larry Borjas (bass), Borjas' cousin Robert Balderrama (guitar) and Robert Martinez (drums) formed the band in 1962, soon adding Frank Rodriguez (organ) and ? (vocals), who was Robert's brother, Rudy. These Mexican-American musicians were born in Texas but grew up in Michigan and began playing in 1964. Borjas and Martinez were soon drafted, and Frank Lugo (bass) and Eddie Serrato (drums) replaced them. ? soon wrote the song that would become their first and only hit.

Size: 32,7 mB
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01. 96 Tears
02. Midnight Hour
03. I Need Somebody
04. "8" Teen
05. Ain't it a Shame
06. Love Me Baby
07. Do Something to Me
08. Stormy Monday
09. Up Side
10. Don't Break This Heart of Mine
11. Ten O'Clock
12. Why Me
13. You're Telling Me Lies
14. Don't Tease Me
15. Set Aside
16. Make You Mine

? and the Mysterians - 96 Tears (1966)

3 comentários:

Juliano Netto disse...

Bah , mandou bem !!! album muito bom esse, ta de parabens, muito obm o site , espero q dure muito tempo, nós apreciadores de boa música agradecemos!!!!

Anônimo disse...

thanks for sharing!

Mateus Beatle disse...

Grande post! Eu tenho esse LP e recomendo o download!!
Obrigado por sempre manter o blog atualizado com as bandas mais bacanas e 'desconhecidas' dos 60's!!!