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Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Last Train To Clarksville
  2. Wild Thing
  3. Sunshine Superman
  4. Sunny Afternoon
  5. Lil' Red Riding Hood
  6. Eleanor Rigby
  7. Black Is Black
  8. Summer In The City
  9. You Were The One
  10. School Girl
  11. Ten O'Clock Scholar
  12. When I Was A Cowboy
  13. Don't Tell Me What To Do
  14. Misty Lane
  15. Standells' Love Theme


Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 30, 1994)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sundazed Music Inc.
  • ASIN: B000003GXI
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #471,210 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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As others have stated, its REAL disappointing to hear the Standells doing other peoples hits note for note. that said, its this CDs bonus tracks that are the real intresting listening..kinda. "Love Theme ' is an ok 11 minute jam."Don't Tell Me What to Do " is useless trash ala the New Vaudville Band. The other 5 bonus tracks are gems and worth the price of this CD. For compleatest only.
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I was very disappointed in this recording. From what I understand the Standells reluctantly recorded this LP of cover tunes under pressure from their label. The problem is that the songs are almost note for note carbon copies of the originals. There is no originality here. There is no unique Standell's sound that characterized songs like "Dirty Water" and "Sometimes Good Guys Don't wear White". My question is, "Why bother?". If I wanted to hear these songs at all I'd go find the originals.

Anyway, if you want to listen to the Standells buy a "Best of" and enjoy!
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The fact that the Standells chose for their third album to release a collection of cover versions of contemporary hits, was hardly a wise strategic move for their future career. After two solid albums, consisting mainly of new original material and among those several great tunes, it seems something of a setback for the group to release a cover version album.

The group never got their big break-through, but did optain a top twenty place with the single "Dirty Water". All this said, what we have is a solid, though not particularly innovative, collection of cover versions of contemporary hits. The raw Standells sound is present on most tracks, and in a few cases, Standells versions have probably aged more gracefully than the originals.

The Standells version of "Lil Red Riding Hood" works really excellent.
Otherwise you have look at the bonus tracks to find something really exciting.

'"Misty Lane" on a par with the group's best recordings, and classic garage rock.

Producer Ed Cobb, has written two Mersybeat-inspired ballads "You Were the One" and "Ten O'Clock Scholar", where especially the latter is quite charming, but probably not something you would expect from a group like the Standells. The same can probably be said for "School Girl" that stylistically could have fit well into the team last album "Try It", which was strange mixture of various styles anyway.

"When I Was a Cowboy" and "Do not Tell Me What to Do" are two unpretentious cuts, the first has a certain charm, while the latter is just tiresome.

No doubt that this album is Standells' least interesting, but not without good moments.
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There was a time when record company executives - not the recording artists - thought an album of covers was a sure thing. They were relatively inexpensive to produce and were in fact popular with the younger teen, especially young girls. Since the artists weren't going to see any writer's royalties, it's a sure thing they weren't too excited by the idea. [The Beau Brummell's were made to do the same thing and it really hurt their career].
The Standells are a strong enough rock outfit to make this covers collection a fun listen. Lil' Red Riding Hood and in particular Summer in the City stand out. This CD also benefits from 7 bonus tracks like Misty Lane and the Standells' Love Theme.
This is more than just for Standell completist; it's a good time listen of where it was at.
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