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Larry Tamblyn (lead singer & keyboardist)
John Fleck (bassist)
Mark Adrian (guitarist & co-lead vocalist)
and veteran drummer Greg Burnham
Ponderosa Stomp, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 2013
The Standells impressed me last night even more than they did when they first twisted my head off when I was in 7th grade. Is there anyone around my age who doesn't remember "Dirty Water" or, my favorite, "Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White.”
All too often when you hear old bands play their old songs from decades past, it's sad and cheesy.
But these Standells aren't ready for the casino circuit, and hopefully they never will be. They
play like they could start a real riot on Sunset Strip.
Steven W. Terrell (Music) Web Log
Adams Ave. St. Fair San Diego, CA, September 2013
Legendary garage rockers The Standells, led by original singer-keyboardist Larry Tamblyn, headlined
the Adams Avenue Street Fair in San Diego. The Godfathers of Punk Rock didn’t disappoint. They tore
Steve Smith, Pasadena Star News
The band was solid throughout the show. The hits were reproduced faithfully and with exuberance.
The best sounding material was the new stuff as recorded by the current roster. It was nice to hear
the hits but it was clear from this show that the Standells are not a band looking to just recreate
past glories, they are a band looking to create new ones.
"Bart Mendoza, San Diego Reader
The Satellite Club, Los Angeles, CA, August 2013
A riveting CD release party in LA’s Silver Lake district.
-Steve Thorn, San Diego Troubadour
Although it's easy to erroneously associate savage, stomping garage-rock innovators The Standells
with Boston (thanks to their 1966 hit "Dirty Water"), make no mistake, these guys were puro Los
Angeles, a shaggy gaggle of take-no-prisoners, rock & roll beasts who, via an engagement as
house band at Sunset Boulevard club PJ's, established themselves as one of the town's earliest, key
big-beat insurgents. Bearing a set list studded with eager, epochal, overstimulated classics -- the
sublimely sneering realism of their much-covered "Good Guys Don't Wear White," the hopped-up war
cry of "Riot on the Sunset Strip," the erotomaniacal allure of "Try It" -- The Standells always
traded in a penetrating mix of biting proto-punk and a liberated, high-altitude approach that's
relentlessly arresting. This rates as a homegrown rock & roll summit of mind-altering
Johnny Whiteside, LA Weekly
South by Southwest Festival 2012
The Standells, yes, those Standells, have a new record coming out and they did a few songs from it
during their Buffalo Billiards set. But the fun came with the garage nuggets “Riot on Sunset
Strip,’ “Good Guys Don’t Wear White” and the classic “Dirty Water.”
GZO, Lincoln Star
By nightfall, all roads inevitably led back to East Sixth Street, where over the course of the
evening's endless club crawling I witnessed the following highlights: ‘60s garage rockers the
Standells at Buffalo Billiards snarling their way through their banned-in-Boston classic “Dirty
Water” and their banned-everywhere illegal substance-promoting ditty “Try It.”
Sound Vision Magazine
Unlike most of their peers in the '60s garage rock scene, the Standells continue to play blistering
sets today. Don't be surprised when you see the band decked out all in black. As any Standells fan
can tell you: Sometimes good guys don't wear white.
Grand Junction Free Press
229, London, UK, 2010
The band played what can only be described as a blinder of a set which included “Dirty Water”,
“Sometimes Good Guys Don’t Wear White” , “Mr Nobody” and a great cover of “Hey Joe, Where You Gonna
Go.” As they finished their set, they left the stage to calls for more, and then Gary Leeds (the
Standells original drummer, and later of Walker Brothers fame) came on stage to bring the guys back
for an encore.
The audience completely loved it and we were just as thrilled to see their first ever UK show. The timelessness of this music was shown by the age range of the audience. From young students to the band’s peers, and everyone getting off on it.
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