The Standells have been called the Godfathers of Punk and Garage Rock. Best known for their iconic hit of the '60s, “Dirty Water”, they also scored with “Sometimes Good Guys Don’t Wear White”, “Why Pick On Me”, and “Riot On Sunset Strip”. They appeared in many television shows and movies. Their songs have been covered by everyone from Bruce Springsteen, Aerosmith, and U2 to countless other bands. From day one Tony Valentino was there as the guitarist and co-founding member of the band. "Dirty Water" is listed in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's "500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll."
Now, Tony Valentino breathes invigorating new life into the sound, songs and music of the Standells. Valentino, along with his new lineup of Duane Waider on vocals and drums, Gary Kaluza on bass and of course Tony on guitar, vocals and keyboards have reimagined and rerecorded their take on the Standells’ album Dirty Water and added two brand new songs. Big Stir Records is honored to be along for the ride and anticipates big things on the international airwaves for “Barracuda” and the following single -- “Dirty Water”, naturally! -- and more reimagined classics, all leading to the release of the entire album on vinyl and CD.
DIRTY WATER REVISITED
NEW ALBUM RELEASE 2023
Tony Valentino along with Duane Waider and Gary Kaluza have reimagined and recorded several of the best tracks from The Standells' iconic album Dirty Water. They have added two new singles to go along with the iconic hits from the 60s.
The album will be released on Big Stir Records distributed by The Orchard in early 2023.
MULTIPLE SINGLES TO BE RELEASED THROUGHOUT 2022
The first single released on Big Stir Records on February 4. 2022 was "Barracuda". The song was met with critical acclaim receiving substantial airplay on many stations, terrestrial, internet and satellite.
The next single, the major hit, "Dirty Water" will be released on May 20, 2022. This record is highly anticipated by radio, media and fans of Garage Rock. A major promotion of the song and band is planned in connection with the release.
More singles will be released throughout the months until the release of the album. Tentative plans call for the release of "Some Times Good Guys Don't Wear White" to follow "Dirty Water" with "A Storm Is Coming" up after that.