|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||garage rock 60s psychedelic garage rock psychedelic rock|
|Decades:||1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
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Tony Valentino (guitar/vocals) and Larry Tamblyn (organ) formed the Standells in 1962. The early line-up included drummer Gary Leeds (3 September 1944, Glendale, California, USA), who later found fame in the Walker Brothers, Gary Lane (bass) and former Mousketeer Dick Dodd (drums). The quartet became a leading teen-based attraction in plush Los Angeles nightspots. This conformist image was shattered on their association with producer Ed Cobb, who fashioned a series of angst-cum-protest punk anthems in Sometimes Good Guys Dont Wear White, Why Pick On Me and the exceptional Dirty Water, a US number 11 hit in 1966. The same year, Gary Lane left the band during a tour of Florida. He was succeeded by Dave Burke, who in turn was replaced the following year by John Fleck (né Fleckenstein). The latter, who co-wrote Cant Explain on Loves debut album, went on to become a leading cinematographer. The...