Dandys Rule OK

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Dandys Rule OK
Studio album by The Dandy Warhols
Released 6 April 1995
Recorded Winter 1994 – 1995
Genre Alternative rock, neo-psychedelia, garage rock revival
Length 74:02
Label Tim/Kerr
Producer Courtney Taylor-Taylor and Tony Lash
The Dandy Warhols chronology
Dandys Rule OK
...The Dandy Warhols Come Down
Singles from Dandys Rule OK
  1. "Ride"
    Released: 1995
  2. "The Dandy Warhols T.V. Theme Song"
    Released: 1995
  3. "Nothin' to Do"
    Released: 1996

Dandys Rule OK is the debut studio album by American alternative rock band The Dandy Warhols. It was released on 6 April 1995, through Tim/Kerr Records.


The album is sometimes referred to as The White Album,[citation needed] in reference to the album cover which bears similarities to The Beatles' self-titled album (which is also known as The White Album), in contrast to the band's The Black Album, recorded the following year in 1996, but released 8 years later.


Three singles were released from the album: "Ride", "The Dandy Warhols T.V. Theme Song" and "Nothin' to Do". "T.V. Theme Song" aired on several radio stations and appeared on MTV.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[2]
Alternative Press favorable[3]
NME 4/10[4]
Q 2/5 stars[5]
Select 2/5 stars[6]
The Washington Post mixed[7]

The album has received a mixed reception from critics. Q magazine, on the other hand, wrote it's "what the Portland quartet sound like on bad drugs".[5] NME also gave it a negative review, calling it an "unfocused, sprawling debut album, notable for the piledriving classic 'TV Theme Song', an awful lot of stoned noodling and pretty much sod-all else."[4]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Courtney Taylor-Taylor, except where noted. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Introduction by Young Tom"     0:26
2. "The Dandy Warhols' T.V. Theme Song"     2:50
3. "Ride"     4:10
4. "Best Friend"     3:27
5. "Not Your Bottle"     4:00
6. "(Tony, This Song Is Called) Lou Weed"     4:17
7. "Nothin' to Do"     2:23
8. "The Coffee and Tea Wrecks"     4:06
9. "Genius"     6:08
10. "Dick"     8:07
11. "Just Try"     4:41
12. "Nothing (Lifestyle of a Tortured Artist for Sale)"     3:52
13. "Grunge Betty"     3:32
14. "Prelude: It's a Fast Driving Rave-Up with The Dandy Warhols"   Taylor-Taylor, Peter Holmström, Eric Hedford 0:51
15. "It's a Fast Driving Rave-Up with The Dandy Warhols Sixteen Minutes"   Taylor-Taylor, Holmström, Hedford 16:04
16. "Finale: It's a Fast Driving Rave-Up with The Dandy Warhols"   Taylor-Taylor, Holmström, Hedford 4:58

A hidden track starts at 3:11 into "Finale: It's a Fast Driving Rave-Up with The Dandy Warhols". It is a short reprise of "Dick".


The Dandy Warhols[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

  • Zedekiah Pariah – Jew's harp on "Grunge Betty" and lap steel guitar and harmonica on "Just Try"
  • Derek Ecklund – sitar on "Dick"
  • Julianne Johnson – vocals on "Just Try"
  • Tony Lash – percussion and production
  • Tim Rooney – congas on "The Coffee and Tea Wrecks"
  • Teddy Deane – flute on "(Tony, This Song Is Called) Lou Weed"
  • Dave Kinhan – album artwork painting
  • Tony Lash – engineering, mastering and production
  • Marc Trunz – sleeve photography


  1. ^ Reece, Doug (June 14, 1997). "Capitol Betting Dandy Warhols Still 'Rule OK' on 'Come Down.'". Billboard 109 (24): 12. 
  2. ^ Abebe, Nitsuh. "Dandys Rule OK? - The Dandy Warhols : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  3. ^ Thompson, Dave (November 1995). Alternative Press (88). 
  4. ^ a b "Courtney's track-by-track guide to Odditorium". slabtown.net. Retrieved 25 February 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Duerden, Nick (January 1999). Q. 
  6. ^ Wilkinson, Roy (March 1996). Select. 
  7. ^ Jenkins, Mark (24 November 1995). The Washington Post. p. 19. 

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