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
Go Girl Crazy Although the Dictators never became ''The Next Big Thing'' (as they promised on the first track of this 1975 debut), Go Girl Crazy's...Go Girl CrazyRock Although the Dictators never became ''The Next Big Thing'' (as they promised on the first track of this 1975 debut), Go Girl Crazy's...1991-02-22
Posted February 22 1991 — 12:00 AM EST
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