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Mr ‘96 Tears’: Question Mark from garage punk legends ? & the Mysterians, this week on The Pharmacy
02.06.2014
03:33 pm
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Gregg Foreman’s radio program, The Pharmacy, is a music / talk show playing heavy soul, raw funk, 60′s psych, girl groups, Krautrock. French yé-yé, Hammond organ rituals, post-punk transmissions and “ghost on the highway” testimonials and interviews with the most interesting artists and music makers of our times…

Mr “96 Tears” himself, Question Mark from the legendary ? &  the Mysterians joins Gregg this week. Topics include:

—Why Question Mark wanted to get on American Bandstand to show the world how to dance.

—How the band almost lost their first acetates when the engineer was shot in the head in a barroom brawl.

—The creation of “96 Tears” and translating the sound in his head to the sound of the Mysterians.


 
Mr. Pharmacy is a musician and DJ who has played for the likes of Pink Mountaintops, The Delta 72, The Black Ryder, The Meek and more. Since 2012 Gregg Foreman has been the musical director of Cat Power’s band. He started dj’ing 60s Soul and Mod 45’s in 1995 and has spun around the world. Gregg currently lives in Los Angeles, CA and divides his time between playing live music, producing records and dj’ing various clubs and parties from LA to Australia.
 
Setlist

Mr.Pharmacist - The Fall
Intro Rx - Rare Birds / Vanishing Point
Goodbye , So Long - Ike & Tina Turner
Thunderbird ESQ - The Gories
Intro 2 /We Had Love - Rx / The Scientists
Question Mark Interview Part One
Cheree(Suicide Cover) - ? & the Mysterians
Sur La Planche - La Femme
You Gonna Make Me Cry - O.v Wright
Wind Blows Your Hair - The Seeds
Intro 3 - Negativland - Rx / NEU!
Question Mark Interview Part Two
Hollow Eyes - Red Lorry Yellow Lorry
Just What You’ll Get - John’s Children
Snatch it Back and Hold it - Junior Wells
Sex Beat - The Gun Club
The Nail Will Burn - Loop
Sometimes - Bessie Jones
Intro 4 - Java - Rx / Augustus Pablo
Question Mark Interview Part Three
96 Tears - ? & the Mysterians
In the Dark I See - The Underground Youth
The Old Man’s Back Again - Scott Walker
Intro 5 - Fuzz Wah - Rx / Fuzz Wah
 

 
You can download the entire show here.

Below, ? & the Mysterians lip-syncing along to their biggest hit “96 Tears” on a local Detroit TV program in 1966:

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