Now we get The Standells, the L.A. proto-punk band that scored a hit in 1966 with "Dirty Water" and inspired thousands of young weirdos to crank up the fuzz. The Standells will perform Saturday, Dec. 5 at East End.
The Mercury caught up with the band performing the Beatles' "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" at a recent secret house show full of pasty Portlanders (note the bearded guy)... in an off-the-beaten-path Spanish neighborhood. It was the damndest thing.
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