The Young Rascals

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
The history of '60s rock is littered with stories of great rock classics -- the Savages' album, the Thirteenth Floor Elevators' first two albums, the first two Chocolate Watch Band albums -- that should have been better known than they were. The Young Rascals is that rare example of a genuinely great album that got heard and played, and sold and sold. Apart from the presence of a hit "Good Lovin'" to drive sales, every kid and his girlfriend in any aspiring white rock band on the East Coast in 1966 seemingly owned a copy. And it's easy to see why -- the Rascals' debut couples a raw garage band sound with compelling white soul more successfully than just about any record ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
The history of '60s rock is littered with stories of great rock classics -- the Savages' album, the Thirteenth Floor Elevators' first two albums, the first two Chocolate Watch Band albums -- that should have been better known than they were. The Young Rascals is that rare example of a genuinely great album that got heard and played, and sold and sold. Apart from the presence of a hit "Good Lovin'" to drive sales, every kid and his girlfriend in any aspiring white rock band on the East Coast in 1966 seemingly owned a copy. And it's easy to see why -- the Rascals' debut couples a raw garage band sound with compelling white soul more successfully than just about any record since the Beatles' Please Please Me. The band had three powerful singers in Felix Cavaliere, Eddie Brigati, and Gene Cornish, and an attack honed in hundreds of hours of playing dance clubs on Long Island and New York City. The result is a record without a weak moment or a false note anywhere in its 35 minutes: "Do You Feel It" shows them crossing swords stylistically with Smokey Robinson & the Miracles; "Just a Little" and "Like a Rolling Stone" show off their folk-rock chops; and "Slow Down," "Good Lovin'," "Mustang Sally," and "In the Midnight Hour" are all '60s rock & roll classics in these versions. "Like a Rolling Stone," in particular, now seems all the more compelling, pointing the way toward a future that included Hendrix's version of "All Along the Watchtower." The CD reissue is one of Warner Special Products' better sounding releases, having been remastered by Rhino's Bill Inglot. The original album was on Atlantic, and was one of the label's best-sellers of the mid-'60s.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/5/2002
  • Label: Sundazed Music Inc.
  • UPC: 090771511614
  • Catalog Number: 5116
  • Sales rank: 355,393

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Young Rascals Primary Artist, Indexed Contributor, Track Performer
Eddie Brigati Guitar, Percussion, Vocals
Felix Cavaliere Organ, Keyboards, Vocals
Gene Cornish Guitar, Vocals
Dino Danelli Drums
Technical Credits
The Rascals Producer
Larry Williams Composer
Lori Burton Composer
Felix Cavaliere Composer
Roy Cicala Engineer
Tom Dowd Producer, Engineer
Phil Iehle Engineer
Arif Mardin Producer
Bonny "Mack" Rice Composer
Loring Eutemey Cover Design
Jerry Schatzberg Cover Photo
Rudy Clark Composer
Arthur Resnick Composer
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