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The Standells are getting rave concert reviews!!!!


The press has finally taken notice of the Standells knock-out concerts this year. Here are some of their reviews!!!!


Ponderosa Stomp, New Orleans, Louisiana

The Standells impressed me last night even more than they did when they first twisted my head off when I was in 7th grade. Of all the 2013 Ponderosa Stomp lineup they were the most commercially successful (except maybe Chris Montez. More on him later.) 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

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 it up.

- 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

SA riveting CD release party in LA’s Silver Lake district.

-Steve Thorn, San Diego Troubadour

Standells "Bump" now available on


"Bump", the Standells first new album in 46 years is now available on!!!


We've worked really hard to maintain the Standells sound. Stu Robbins of WBAI-FM, New York, said "Bump takes you from the Standells of the '60s to the Standells of today". It has been getting rave reviews from Standells fans. Here are just a few:


Bruce Gardner – “Don’t take this wrong, but you guys sound better now than you did in the ‘60s when you sounded good then!! Love the new stuff! Strong vocals and music. This is a great sound!”


Larry McGrath - Yeah! No disappointments here...this album is the real deal!


Jamie Turner: "Just wanted say congratulations on the new album "BUMP" I bought it off of itunes the other week and have been really enjoying it! You guys still have such a great sound..."


Lynn Pokemonojeff: “i love the singin' that i heard man ! far out: BEAUTIFUL SINGIN'... I'M GONNA BUY A COPY OF THE ACTUAL COMPACT DISC my wife won't give me my iPOD back !!! so yeah.. i'm gonna buy the compact DISC BABY ! thanx for singin' so GREAT !”


Hammack Franny: “The songs are great. Every song is fabulous. I was able to listen to it all day long today and it's so good.”


Jim McCravey: “Just purchased the album ... I love it!!!”


Cover design by Larry Tamblyn

The Standells rock the house down at the Satellite Club in LA

The Standells had their record release party and concert at the Satellite Club, August 9th. The crowd was having so much fun, even the video camera was shaking!!!!


Larry Tamblyn's interview on radio station WORT FM


Some comments regarding Larry's interview this past Saturday on radio station WORT (a PBS station), Madison WI:

Rockin John McDonald·

“It was a lot of fun having Larry Tamblyn on tonight's show. I think I'm starting a new tradition. I'm going to have Larry on every year from now on!! He's a great guy and one helluva musician! The new Standells CD "Bump" kicks butt!

Joanie Baker

“Hi Larry.

I cannot thank you enough for your 'appearance' on the show last night.  The audience raved about it and RJ gained some new listeners!  In fact a couple clad in Harley Davidson gear entered the WORT building after the show, (they did try to get in during the program) raving about the night's show, and then wrote the station a check for $2,000!”

Update on new Standells album!!!!

Update on the release of the Standells new album “Bump”!                                             Cover art by Larry Tamblyn

The CD’s should be available by the end of this month, directly from GRA Records More importantly, digital downloads of "Bump" are currently available on iTunes and! We will have CD's available at the CD Release Party & Concert at the Satellite - Blackeyed Soul Club on August 9th. And we will be autographing them! 

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