The Young Rascals (album)

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The Young Rascals
Studio album by The Young Rascals
Released March 28, 1966
Recorded September 16, 1965 - March 16, 1966
Genre Rock
Length 36:15
Label Atlantic
Producer The Young Rascals
The Young Rascals chronology
The Young Rascals
(1966)
Collections
(1967)
Singles from The Young Rascals
  1. "I Ain't Gonna Eat My Heart Out Anymore"/"Slow Down"
    Released: 1965
  2. "Good Lovin'"/"Mustang Sally"
    Released: 1966

The Young Rascals is the debut album by rock band The Young Rascals. The album was released on March 28, 1966, and rose to #15 on the Billboard Top LPs chart and #10 in Cashbox.

Most of the songs on The Young Rascals were covers of songs written or originally performed by other artists, with only "Do You Feel It" authored by the band. However, "Good Lovin'", "Mustang Sally" and "In the Midnight Hour" would all become signature songs for the Rascals, with "Good Lovin'" b/w "Mustang Sally" becoming their first #1 single.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]

In his review for Allmusic, music critic Bruce Eder, who highly praised the album and called it a "rare example of a genuinely great album that got heard and played, and sold and sold."[1] The album was certified Gold by The Recording Industry Association of America.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Side One[edit]

  1. "Slow Down" (Larry Williams) – 3:10
  2. "Baby Let's Wait" (Pam Sawyer, Laurie Burton) – 3:19
  3. "Just a Little" (Ronald Elliott, Robert Durand) – 2:59
  4. "I Believe" (Ervin Drake, Irvin Graham, Jimmy Shirl, Al Stillman) – 3:55
  5. "Do You Feel It" (Felix Cavaliere, Gene Cornish) – 3:18

Side Two[edit]

  1. "Good Lovin'" (Arthur Resnick, Rudy Clark) – 2:28
  2. "Like a Rolling Stone" (Bob Dylan) – 6:09
  3. "Mustang Sally" (Mack Rice) – 3:59
  4. "I Ain't Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore" (Pam Sawyer, Laurie Burton) – 2:41
  5. "In the Midnight Hour" (Steve Cropper/Wilson Pickett) – 4:00

Certifications[edit]

US-Gold (500,000 copies sold).[3]

Singles[edit]

  • "I Ain't Gonna Eat My Heart Out Anymore" / "Slow Down" (November 22, 1965) US: #52
  • "Good Lovin'" / "Mustang Sally" (3:20 edit) (February 21, 1966) US: #1

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