“96 Tears” – ? and the Mysterians

A really nasty piece of garage punk that also managed to be a #1 hit back in 1966.  Yes, it was originally called “69 Tears” (snicker-snicker, nudge-nudge), until the band was forced to change the title.  Key lyrics: “And when the sun comes up, I`ll be on top …  You`ll be right down there, looking up … And I might wave, come up here … But I don`t see you waving now.” Ouch!  That organ feels like a persistent tap on the shoulder for the entire length of the song … just enough to make you feel edgy and uneasy.   Pleasant dreams.

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