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
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[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".


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.


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]


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".


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. ^ 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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