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The Shangri-Las

leader of the pack



Released: 17th Feb 2014

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in the wake of producer george morton’s death last year, this is a timely reissue by one of pop’s best loved girl groups & foremost exponents of teenage angst.

eschewing the glitz’n’glamour of their motown contemporaries, the group’s melodramatic songs & tough girl image - often at odds with lead singer mary’s tremulous vocals – have resonated across the decades in the recordings of blondie, amy winehouse &, latterly, bat for lashes. recorded to capitalise on their us no.1 death disc classic ‘leader of the pack’, side 1 of this mono 12-tracker brings the shangs’ distinctive sound & penchant for tear-stained heartbreak to the fore with tracks such as ‘easier to cry’ & ‘what is love?’, while side 2 includes rough’n’ready live recordings of the isley brothers’ ‘twist & shout’, the phil upchurch stomper ‘you can’t sit down’ &, harking back to their high school roots, the chantels’ ‘maybe’.

leader of the pack


  1. Give Him A Great Big Kiss
  2. Leader Of the Pack
  3. Bull Dog
  4. It's Easier To Cry
  5. What Is Love?
  6. Remember (Walkin' In The Sand)
  7. Twist And Shout
  8. Maybe
  9. So Much In Love
  10. Shout
  11. Good Night, My Love
  12. Shout (Reprise)
  13. (I Remember) Mr. Banks
  14. You Can't Sit Down