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AM Radio Tribute Band - He's a Rebel, 3-20-18

Here's a song from 1962, produced by a 21-year-old Phil Spector. I don't think I'd ever heard of this song by the Crystals before October 2017, when I was learning it for a gig with AM Radio Tribute Band. I don't even remember us playing it a second time last year, but this week we revived it at the Ribhouse.

Suddenly, it's now one of my favorite songs to play. There's a distinctive piano part and a baritone sax solo that makes me laugh. Plus, it features lead vocals from the mighty Su Teears. What a neat tune!

Some words about this gig: I had driven through the falling snow to get to this gig, and we played during falling snow. Then, we were walloped with a second wave of snow the next day, so I wound up driving through the falling snow to get home. It was toooo-taaaal-lyyyy worth it!

AM Radio Tribute Band performs the Crystals' "He's a Rebel" at Bridgeport Ribhouse in Bridgeport, Pa., on Tuesday, March 20, 2018.