1966 Album On Vinyl LP! Includes Bonus Cuts from the Tower Records Mono Reels!
The Standells’ key albums for the Tower label (Dirty Water, Why Pick On Me, and
Try It) perfectly bottled a rebellious wave of sound sweeping across Mid-1960’s
teen clubs, radio playlists and record racks. Starting with the genre-defining,
proto-punk smash “Dirty Water”, through a series of equally memorable underdog
anthems (“Sometimes Good Guys Don’t Wear White,” “Why Pick on Me”) and
obscenities (the banned “Try It”), the Standells left an indelible mark on their
era. Those three Tower albums are a veritable feast of three chord,
fuzz-drenched, Vox Organ-driven “squares”-repellant.
The Standells’ Dirty Water album, their first for Tower Records, was primarily
recorded away from their Hollywood home base. Producer Ed Cobb picked a Seattle
studio and engineer Kearney Barton (the Sonics), unwittingly unleashing the
savage Pacific Northwest Sound on the rest of the country. As Standells founding
member Larry Tamblyn tells it, “It really was the Standells raw.” The
results include crushing classics like “Little Sally Tease,” “Medication,” and
“Why Did You Hurt Me".
"Because of the sheer glorious raunch of their biggest hit, 'Dirty Water', a tonne of attitude and a slot on the legendary Nuggets compliation, The Standells are heroes among garage band and punk aficionados. Amusingly, though, the band was a slick amalgam of seasoned musicians who had paid their dues on the club circuit and hardly the sort of enlightened amateurs or misfits that the hero worship implies. Their studio debut from '66, here in the rare mono form, includes the eponymous riff-driven classic, choice covers like 'Hey Joe' and '19th Nervous Breakdown' and a load of great rock in the spirit of The Remains and The Pretty Things." - Ken Kessler, Hi-FiNews, May 2017, Sound Quality 89%
• Vinyl LP
• Includes Bonus Cuts
2. Little Sally Tease
3. There's A Storm Coming
4. 19th Nervous Breakdown
5. Dirty Water
6. Poor Man's Prison (bonus cut)
7. It's All In Your Mind (bonus cut)
8. Pride & Devotion
9. Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White
10. Hey Joe, Where You Gonna Go?
11. Why Did You Hurt Me
13. Batman (bonus cut)
14. Take A Ride (bonus cut)