Go Girl Crazy

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February 22, 1991 at 05:00 AM EST

Although the Dictators never became ”The Next Big Thing” (as they promised on the first track of this 1975 debut), Go Girl Crazy‘s junk-generation culture and smart-aleck sensibility did provide an essential blueprint for ’70s punk. With its TV references and homely vocals, this ground-breaking and long-unavailable album continues to inspire underground groups everywhere. That the ”Teengenerate” quintet boasted a brilliant pop songwriter (Andy Shernoff) and a world-class hard-rock guitarist (Ross the Boss) only helps make this unserious album a serious milestone, a tune-and laugh-filled revelation. If you want to know who introduced wrestling and White Castle hamburgers to rock & roll, spread the joy of remaking ’60s pop classics (”I Got You Babe,” ”California Sun”) with bratty irreverence, and proved that rock-band rules were made to be broken, the Dictators are your men. A

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