He's a Rebel (album)

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He's a Rebel
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Studio album by The Crystals
Released February 1963
Recorded 1961-1963
Genre Pop, R&B
Label Philles
PHLP 4001
Producer Phil Spector
Phil Spector chronology
Twist Uptown
(1962)
He's a Rebel
(1963)
Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah
(1963)

He's a Rebel is the second album issued by girl group The Crystals in 1963, and also the second LP in the Philles catalogue. This was an effort to take an advantage of the monster hit "He's a Rebel" which went to #1 US in 1962, written by Gene Pitney. The song was actually recorded by The Blossoms with Darlene Love on lead vocals and attributed to The Crystals.[1][2] Notably on the LP is "He Hit Me (It Felt Like a Kiss)," a withdrawn single by the "real" Crystals group.[3]

This was actually a repackaging of Twist Uptown, The Crystals' debut. Two of the original eleven tracks were taken from that album and replaced with "He's a Rebel" and its follow-up "He's Sure the Boy I Love" (#11 US, also recorded with The Blossoms)[4][2] while "He Hit Me" was added for a twelfth track. The He's a Rebel album peaked at #131 US.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "He's a Rebel"- (2:25)
  2. "Uptown"- (2:18)
  3. "Another Country-Another World"- (3:00)
  4. "Frankenstein Twist"- (2:47)
  5. "Oh Yeah, Maybe Baby"- (2:23)
  6. "He's Sure the Boy I Love"- (2:29)

Side two[edit]

  1. "There's No Other (Like My Baby)"- (2:28)
  2. "On Broadway"- (2:27)
  3. "What a Nice Way to Turn Seventeen"- (2:40)
  4. "No One Ever Tells You"- (2:16)
  5. "He Hit Me (It Felt Like a Kiss)- (2:28)
  6. "I Love You Eddie"- (2:55)

Personnel[edit]

Singles history[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Crystals". History-of-rock.com. Retrieved 2012-01-06. 
  2. ^ a b "The Crystals". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
  3. ^ "The Crystals". History-of-rock.com. Retrieved 2012-01-06. 
  4. ^ "The Crystals". History-of-rock.com. Retrieved 2012-01-06.