Recorded live at Cavestomp '97 at Coney Island High School in New York City, this captures the original version of ? & the Mysterians (accept no substitutes) shaking the joint down to the last brick. Amazingly, they sound exactly like they did some 30-odd years ago, fortified with some vintage equipment (no synthesizers here) and an enthusiastic crowd to goad them on. Kicking off with a Stones-like "2120 South Michigan Avenue" riff that gets turned into the title track, the band gets into fourth gear right from the start and pretty much stays there. Running through a 19-song set list that combines old favorites from their Cameo and Capitol recordings along with new songs that sound exactly like they were written 30 years ago (and who's to say they weren't?), this is one of the very, very few modern-day "reunion" albums that really works and makes you wish you were there.
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AllMusic Review by Cub Koda