This was $4. Got it for the garage rock sound of the 60’s. It has been so long since I have written posts, I am having a hard time getting back into it. Also, by the time you read this, I should be in Amsterdam on vacation. It is my goal to get at least a week ahead of the vacation, writing wise.
Despite being most famous for the title track of this album, “Dirty Water” a song about Boston, The Standells were from California, Los Angeles area to be specific. Lead vocalist and keyboard player, Larry Tamblyn, is the brother of West Side Story/ Twin Peaks actor, Russ Tamblyn. The band formed in the 60’s and was influential to the early punk rock of the 70’s. According to Wikipedia, a version of the band is active today.
This was the groups second album, recorded in 1965 and released in 1966 on the Tower Label, The album spawned two singles, the title track and “Sometime Good Guys Don’t Wear White”. Pretty good album. Straight ahead garage rock from the 60’s. Incidental, the title track would go on to become an unofficial anthem of the Boston Red Sox.
A lot of good points on this album as well as a lot of good covers of popular rock and roll tunes of the day. There is an excellent cover of “Hey Joe” but I made a vow to myself that I would not post a version of this song due to the fact that it was stolen by Billy Roberts from his girlfriend at the time, Niela Miller and her song “Baby, Please Don’t Go to Town”.
Anyway, sample we need so sample we must. Here is “Rari”.
Satisfactory record. Maybe I can get more into writing these as this vacation goes on.