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Friday, October 2, 2009

STANDELLS - SOMETIMES GOOD GUYS DON'T WEAR WHITE


Sure, "Dirty Water" has gotten most of the attention throughout the years and yes, it does contain one of the mightiest of all mighty garage rock riffs. However, in my opinion this song tromps all over Dirty Water and then some and holds up as one of the finest garage punk records of this era. Sure, it's not very "obscure" but it's also light years ahead of so many of the highly regarded rarities from the era. This has it all, snotty attitude, excellent anti-social lyrics, and best of all drumming that's actually steady!

from 1966...

STANDELLS - SOMETIMES GOOD GUYS DON'T WEAR WHITE

4 comments:

mal said...

i love this one too... and have you heard the Minor Threat cover? it's great.

Derek See said...

yes! the minor threat version is great.

Funky16Corners said...

That album is wall to wall classics. I'm posting something from it in the next few weeks.

Joe Whimster said...

I love The Standells. My favourite, and the one my band covered, was Little Sally Tease. Love it.

Derek and Funky 16, I give you an appreciative nod in my most recent blog entry.

Thanks again for your time and effort.

Joe