The Standells

After a hesitant start on the West Coast with many line-up changes that included future Walker Brother Gary Leeds for a spell, the Standells were fully formed by 1964. Signing to Liberty Records, they issued the album “In Person At PJs”, landing appearances in several TV shows and films. Following short stays with Vee-Jay and MGM, they were taken on by Capitol’s Tower label where they met writer/producer Ed Cobb. They made #11 on the Billboard chart with ‘Dirty Water’ in 1966 and scored hits with ‘Sometimes Good Guys Don’t Wear White’, ‘Try It’ and ‘Why Pick On Me’. Marketed as the US answer to the Stones, their snarly fuzz-laden delivery set the benchmark for American garage bands and was an influence on the 70s punk explosion. All their classic albums are collected on Ace’s four CDs.

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