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Leader of the Pack

The Shangri-Las

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Album Review

Not a bad collection of this edgy girl group's best sides, particularly "Remember (Walking in the Sand" (which got a new lease on life when it appeared in the movie Goodfellas) and, of course, the classic title track. This is hardly a definitive career retrospective, however, as it's missing "Give Him a Great Big Kiss," "Sophisticated Boom Boom," and "Past, Present, and Future" (among others). On the other hand, many of the more extensive collections — this one has only ten tracks — lack "So Much Love," "Shout," and "Goodnight My Love." Although Polygram's Leader of the Pack does include "Give Him a Great Big Kiss," it's missing "Remember," so this one is probably the better bet. At the very least, there's no filler here. ~ Kathleen C. Fennessy, Rovi

Biography

Formed: 1963 in New York, NY

Genre: Pop

Years Active: '60s

Along with the Shirelles and the Ronettes, the Shangri-Las were among the greatest girl groups; if judged solely on the basis of attitude, they were the greatest of them all. They combined an innocent adolescent charm with more than a hint of darkness, singing about dead bikers, teenage runaways, and doomed love affairs as well as ebullient high-school crushes. These could be delivered with either infectious, handclapping harmonies or melodramatic, almost operatic recitatives that were contrived...
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