With a set list full of catchy, rebellious teen anthems, Sunset Strip stalwarts the Standells were American garage-rock standard-bearers during that genre's '60s heyday. The L.A. foursome recorded numerous proto-punk classics in the studio, but one thing they didn't deliver at the time was a live recording. We've redressed that longstanding omission by releasing this previously unissued killer performance, which captures the Standells on stage in 1966, at the peak of their musical powers, tearing through a scorching set at Michigan State University.
This savage six-song performance features fiery readings of the Standells classics "Mr. Nobody," "Why Pick on Me," "Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White" and "Why Did You Hurt Me," along with the band's seething take on the garage standard "Gloria," and climaxing with a raw, riotous reading of the band's immortal hit "Dirty Water." This is an essential addition to the Standells' catalogue, and a must for any garage fanatic! --SUNDAZED.COM