Dandys Rule OK

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Dandys Rule OK
Dandys Rule OK cover.jpg
Studio album by The Dandy Warhols
Released 6 April 1995
Recorded 1994–1995
Length 74:02
Label Tim/Kerr
Producer
The Dandy Warhols chronology
Dandys Rule OK
(1995)
...The Dandy Warhols Come Down
(1997)
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[1] is the debut studio album by American alternative rock band The Dandy Warhols, recorded from 1994 to 1995 and released on 6 April 1995 by Tim/Kerr Records.

Three singles were released from the album: "Ride", "The Dandy Warhols T.V. Theme Song" and "Nothin' to Do".

Background[edit]

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 not released until 2004.

Release[edit]

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.[2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[3]
Alternative Press favorable[4]
NME 4/10[5]
Q 2/5 stars[6]
Select 2/5 medals[7]
Trouser Press unfavorable[8]
The Washington Post mixed[9]

The album has received a mixed reception from critics. Q magazine wrote that it's "what the Portland quartet sound like on bad drugs".[6] 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."[5]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written 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".

Personnel[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Taylor-Taylor, Courtney (October 16, 2009). "Courtney Taylor 2 on Twitter: "BTW There Is No Punctuation in the Album Title "Dandys Rule OK"."". Twitter. Retrieved June 7, 2016. 
  2. ^ Reece, Doug (June 14, 1997). "Capitol Betting Dandy Warhols Still 'Rule OK' on 'Come Down.'". Billboard. 109 (24): 12. 
  3. ^ Abebe, Nitsuh. "Dandys Rule OK? - The Dandy Warhols : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 13 July 2012. 
  4. ^ Thompson, Dave (November 1995). "[Dandys Rule OK review]". Alternative Press (88). 
  5. ^ a b "Courtney's track-by-track guide to Odditorium". slabtown.net. Retrieved 25 February 2012. 
  6. ^ a b Duerden, Nick (January 1999). "[Dandys Rule OK review]". Q. 
  7. ^ Wilkinson, Roy (March 1996). "[Dandys Rule OK review]". Select. 
  8. ^ Robbins, Ira. "TrouserPress.com :: Dandy Warhols". TrouserPress.com. Retrieved June 7, 2016. 
  9. ^ Jenkins, Mark (24 November 1995). "[Dandys Rule OK review]". The Washington Post. p. 19. 

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