The Standells - Dirty Water/Why Pick on Me (1966)

The Standells were a 1960s rock and roll band from Los Angeles, California who, like The Seeds, exemplified the garage rock style.

The band was formed in 1962 by guitarist Tony Valentino and organist Larry Tamblyn. The Standells' first hit single was "Dirty Water," which reached #11 on the Billboard charts on June 11, 1966.

Other hits included "Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White," "Why Pick On Me," "Riot On Sunset Strip" (about the 1966 riots resulting from police attacks on hippies), and "Try It."

Singer/drummer Dick Dodd, who sang the lead on "Dirty Water", is a former Mouseketeer, and singer/keyboardist Larry Tamblyn is the brother of actor Russ Tamblyn and uncle of Amber Tamblyn, star of "Joan of Arcadia". The group appeared in several low budget films of the 1960s, including "Get Yourself a College Girl" and "Riot on Sunset Strip". Lowell George, who would go on to play with Little Feat, briefly played guitar in the Standells prior to their breakup in 1968.

The Standells also made an appearance on the 1964-1966 television sitcom The Munsters in the episode "Far Out Munster". The band was an integral part of the show, and performed the songs "Come On and Ringo" and The Beatles' "I Want to Hold Your Hand."

Despite the lyrics of "Dirty Water", which states, "Boston, you're my home." The Standells are not from Massachusetts. The song was written by their producer Ed Cobb. "Dirty Water" is played after every home victory by the Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins.

All of the original members are back together, and recently performed at the second game of the World Series at Fenway Park.

In 1999 several band members got together for a live show at the Cavestomp festival, and their performance was subsequently released as an album called "Ban This!"

Reviewer: Mike Reed (USA) - See all my reviews
Obviously,the band's 1966 landmark 'Dirty Water' lp,with their 'Why Pick On Me' album tagged on,this must-have 2-lp's-on one disc release.Great move,Big Beat!Just a couple of noteworthy cuts are their sole hit,of course "Dirty Water",the Stone's "Paint It Black" and "Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear Black".Total of 19 tracks.Enjoy.

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01. Medication
02. Little Sally Tease
03. There Is A Storm Comin'
04. 19th Nervous Breakdown
05. Dirty Water
06. Pride And Devotion
07. Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White
08. Hey Joe, Where You Gonna Go?
09. Why Did You Hurt Me?
10. Rari
11. Why Pick On Me
12. Paint It Black
13. Mi Hai Fatto Innamorare
14. Black Hearted Woman
15. Girl And The Moon
16. Mr Nobody
17. My Little Red Book
18. Mainline
19. Have You Ever Spent The Night In Jail

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