DRGN KING is Philly’s hottest rock ‘n’ roll export. The young group just signed to Bar None records and to celebrate they’ve released a video for “96 Tears,” a cover of the Question Mark and the Mysterians‘ 1966 hit.
Playing the roll of scuzzy stoop kids, the DRGN force pals around town causing street mischief. The band’s cover of “96 Tears” isn’t a total revision of the classic, but the Philly guys do inject it with a whole lot of heart.
“’96 tears’ has been a favorite song of mine since I was a little kid. Everything about it was so weird and cool and I remember appreciating Question Mark’s style even at that young age,” DRGN KING singer Dominic Angellela tells Spinner. “One day we were listening to Suicide‘s version and decided to take a crack at it ourselves. Ritz and I sincerely hope you enjoy.”
Check out the video for “96 Tears” below and look out for DRGN King’s upcoming debut full-length Paragraph Nights in Jan. 2013.