The Standells

The Hot Ones!

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Having the Standells do an album of 1966 Top 40 covers -- in 1966 -- was a boneheaded idea to begin with, and hardly worthy of revisitation. This CD reissue eliminates of a couple of the ten songs (which are available on other Standells reissues on Sundazed), and adds seven rare tracks of mild interest, most of which were previously unissued, or previously unavailable in the U.S. These include the early 1965 cut "You Were the One," and a vaguely Beatleish number; a couple of outtakes from their 1966 Try It album, including a reasonably nifty 11-minute instrumental jam, their unreleased version of "Misty Lane," which was done better by The Chocolate Watch Band; a rendition of the Graham Gouldman song "School Girl," and the awful, vaudevillian-flavored single they issued under the name the Sllednats.

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