It's been 40 years since Andy "Adny" Shernoff, Scott "Top Ten" Kempner, Ross "The Boss" Friedman a.k.a. FUNichello, Stu Boy King, and Handsome Dick Manitoba released the Dictators' debut Go Girl Crazy! album and created the loud, fast, and rude template that thousands of punk bands to come slavishly followed.
And now the boys are ready to celebrate their anniversary with a little help from a very special friend. Long-time fan, professional party animal and metal/punk singer-songwriter-producer Andrew W.K. took the original album session tapes to three of the songs and, as he puts it ever so modestly, "remixed, over-produced and totally ruined reimagined" them to create sonically stunning brand new versions of "The Next Big Thing," "Two Tub Man," and "Weekend" for this Black Friday exclusive release!
But that's only half the treasure that awaits Dictators fans on this 10" EP, which comes on beautiful opaque red vinyl; in the course of reviewing the tapes for this project, Sony Legacy A&R Producer Timothy J. Smith also located a reel of unreleased session outtakes including a completely previously unknown recording that never made it to the album, "Backseat Boogie," along with an alternate take of "The Next Big Thing" and an instrumental take of "Weekend." Back cover and label artwork boasting previously unseen photo contact sheets complete the package.
LIMITED EDITION OF 2500 AND THEY ARE GOING TO GO (GIRL) CRAZY FAST! This is only the beginning of our 40 Anniversary celebration of The Dictators' Go Girl Crazy album.