- 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)
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Anyway, if you want to listen to the Standells buy a "Best of" and enjoy!
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If The Standells were good enough for "The Munsters", they're good enough for me!Published 18 months ago by THOMAS NUNZIATA
This is a rather limp cd of the band who often forced to record songs it didn't want. That was a ugly fact of the idiotic record companies back then. Here play some soul boys. Read morePublished on August 3, 2011 by Michael Dobey
This was the worst of the Standells four albums. It consisted of covers of recent hits, plus their own hit "Dirty Water". Read morePublished on February 6, 2006 by Johnny Heering