PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS
GREATEST HITS

1967 *****

1. Louie, Louie
2. Louie, Go Home
3. Steppin' Out
4. Just Like Me
5. Melody for an Unknown Girl
6. Kicks
7. Hungry
8. The Great Airplane Strike
9. Good Thing
10. Ups and Downs
11. Legend of Paul Revere

I could be like most critics and quibble over what was left of of this first greatest hits album from one of the most underrated rock bands of the '60s. Instead, I'm going to sing the praises of the album as it is. There is not a single bad song on this album, and the structure of it is absolutely perfect. Although the songs come from different albums and/or singles, they all flow together wonderfully. The mono vinyl version of this album I own uses the live album version of "Louie, Louie," from the Here They Come! album, while the CD version I own uses the studio single version. This collection uses the superior album version of "Louie, Go Home." If you're just getting started with Paul Revere & the Raiders and aren't sure what album or compilation to begin with, look no further. Greatest Hits is a wonderful sampling of their absolute best work.


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