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The Standells’ Dirty Water album, their first for Tower Records, was primarily recorded away from their Hollywood home base. The results include crushing classics like “Little Sally Tease,” “Medication,” and “Why Did You Hurt Me.”
Why Pick On Me:
Why pick On Me saw the Standells build on their strengths with tough originals from producer Ed Cobb, equally-hard driving outside material (“Black Hearted Woman,” “Mainline”), and notably, the emergence of Larry Tamblyn as a songwriter (his “Mr. Nobody” arguably the album’s highlight).
Built around the banned title track, Try It is a tale of two (LP) sides; one a cohesive step into super-charged ’67 Standells Soul, the other a bet-hedging exercise that compiles possibly the strongest material of the band’s career.