Q - 10/99, p.1283 stars out of 5
- "...The odd obscenity aside, they've stuck faithfully with the three-note simplicity of the originals, so the piping Vox organ, minimal guitar and R&B roots just power things along, energy undimmed..."
This set includes an enhanced audio CD which contains regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files, including a video for "Sally Go Round The Roses."
Personnel: Robert Martinez (drums).
Recording information: Krispy-Kreme Recording, New York, NY.
Fans may lament that the owners of ? & the Mysterians' original recordings are refusing to license a CD release of the band's material, but the group knew how to capitalize on a bad situation. They reunited and released a series of albums of re-recordings of their oldies. Often, these were live records, but More Action is a studio recording that features the classics, along a handful of newer songs, plus a multimedia video. Cleverly, they titled this album More Action, which will certainly make the diehards think of the band's second album Action, but this should not be confused with the original album. As far as re-recordings go, these aren't bad at all, and while the double-disc set has its share of filler, it rocks surprisingly hard -- hard enough to make it a worthwhile listen for ? and garage rock aficionados. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine