29 May 2006
obsessing over the shangri-las
'Leader Of The Pack' is a classic that I love dearly, but this is the first time I've come across this version (1), where the instrumental background is louder than the vocals, and harmonizing after the crash bit ("Look out, look out, look out!") drags a bit longer than in the version I'd heard before (2). I was thinking that this could be due to some remastering process, but does anyone know which version should be the norm? Or which version appears on the original single? Personally I prefer version (1), because with the louder instrumental background, it sounds better blasted loud!
1. Shangri-Las - Leader Of The Pack (loud instruments)
2. Shangri-Las - Leader Of The Pack (loud vocals)