180 Gram Vinyl Record
Deluxe, expanded edition of one of garage rock's cornerstone albums
Includes the complete LP plus bonus cuts, all from the original Tower records mono reels
The Standells' amazing string of punkish, tough-guy anthems, such as "Dirty Water" and "Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White," define the legacy of mid-'60s garage rock like nothing else. Their 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, these 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."
|Little Sally Tease|
|There’s A Storm Coming|
|19th Nervous Breakdown|
|Poor Man’s Prison|
|It’s All In Your Mind|
|Pride & Devotion|
|Sometimes Good Guys Don’t Wear White|
|Hey Joe, Where You Gonna Go?|
|Why Did You Hurt Me|
|Take A Ride|