The Standbys – S/T E.P. 7″

standbys.jpgI went nuts when hearing it the first time over at Strange Reaction. So I tracked down a copy(thanks to Roger Mah) and have to popularise it over here.


This should’ve been a two tracker. Listen to the other two tracks over SR that’s not posted here. I’m asking myself why they tried to sound like a bad Clash rip off on the other tracks when they had their own thing going on the two rippers posted here.


From a post at SR we can learn that Ted Olson the drummer went on to a more known band called Battalion Of Saints.


Country: USA
Year: 1980
Label: World
Format: 7″
Wasn’t He Happy
Americas Waiting

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19,170 Responses to The Standbys – S/T E.P. 7″

  1. Renik says:

    “Withdraw” is the shit. Nice, filthy, and extremely catchy.

  2. the rythum gutarist daughtoraka jeffreys deans daughtor says:

    heyy iim jeffreysz daughtor!!.!!.
    so thisz isz awsome!!. wayy to go daddy!!.

  3. Jeff Dean says:

    Hey thanks for posting. I check it out now and again just for laughs but It’s nice to know my old band is still listened too!

  4. Kount Jizznack says:

    Withdraw is certainly familiar from Back to Front Volume 4. Quite a catchy song it is indeed. Strange how there are only now 4 postings on this one.

  5. The Flakes // Drummer says:

    Another record that needs a repost :):

  6. Martin says:

    But the other 2 songs ain’t that good unfortunately. And waaaay too long!

  7. kevin says:

    The Standbys were THE punk band in my neighborhood(El cajon/La Mesa CA)in ’79 Dave Astor played guitar and ran a local restaurant/hangout/safe haven for punks in the neighborhood(being a punk was dangerous business at the time). He passed away a few years ago but his son plays drums in The Locust an in Cattle Decapitation. Unfortunately, the Standbys only recorded the one 4 song e.p. before they sort of morphed into Battalion of Saints.

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