Twist Uptown, both the Crystals and Phil Spector’s first full-length album, was released in early 1962. In 1963, the album was repackaged with the smash hit “He’s a Rebel,” strong follow-up “He’s Sure the Boy I Love,” and aborted single “He Hit Me (It Felt Like a Kiss)” replacing some of the other songs on the original album. Funny thing about “He’s a Rebel,” despite being released under the group’s name none of the vocals belong to any of the actual Crystals. It’s all Darlene Love and the Blossoms, same with “He’s Sure the Boy I Love.” If you enjoyed Twist Uptown, then you’ll equally enjoy He’s a Rebel, even if some of the songs aren’t actually the Crystals.
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