Anyone who loves garage punk will be upset to learn that Question Mark (of the Mysterians) has lost his home, his dogs and all his possessions in a house fire. “I lost everything. All my tapes, pictures. I’m going through the rubble right now,” he said. A benefit is apparently in the works. Sadly, like many artists, he has no insurance.
Best known for the hit single, “96 Tears,” Question Mark and the Mysterians have been a staple on the contemporary garage rock scene, known to rock harder than kids half their age.
As we learn more about the fundraising effort, we’ll be sure to update this entry. In the meantime, you can write to him at his myspace page or his PO Box:
Question Mark and the Mysterians
P.O. Box 96
Clio, MI 48420
Benefit update: Bring ? and The Mysterians to St. Louis!
Update #2: Fans are encouraged to apply to Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, the idea being “If enough fans apply, maybe we can get the house rebuilt.”
Update #3: Fans in the U.S. can purchase T-shirts directly from ? by mailing a check for $25 made out to “Question Mark” to the PO Box listed above. Be sure to include your return mailing address and the size you want.
96 Tears (Where The Action Is, 1965)
Trailer from the upcoming documentary film Are You For Real?