Question Mark & the Mysterians
ABKCO Records, in conjuction with Real Gone Music, is proud to present the two albums released by Question Mark & the Mysterians on the Cameo label, pressed on 180-gram vinyl with the original artwork intact! Hailing from Saginaw, Michigan, this group of Mexican-American teenagers will forever be anointed as the garage band’s garage band with all the bonafides collectors of ‘60s cool cherish—the name, derived from a Japanese horror film; the sound, an insistent, three chord beat powered by that unmistakable Vox organ tone; and, of course, the sunglasses-shod Question Mark himself, who claims to have been born on Mars and lived among the dinosaurs in a past life. Though their signature hit, “96 Tears,” ranks as one of the most recognizable and beloved songs of the ‘60s, their two original albums have never come out on LP in this country since their original re- lease...till now!
Contrary to urban legend, this 1966 album didn’t peak at #96 on the Billboard charts; instead, it went all the way up to #66!
Track Listing: I Need Somebody; Stormy Monday; You’re Telling Me Lies; Ten O’Clock; Set Aside; Up Side; 8 Teen; Don’t Tease Me; Don’t Break This Heart of Mine; Why Me; Midnight Hour; 96 Tears