From the Standells soon-to-be-released album, here is a sample of "7 & 7 Is". The song is sung by Larry Tamblyn (keyboards), with Standells members Mark Adrian on guitar, Greg Burnham on drums and John Fleckenstein on bass. Ironically, John was a member of Love who originally recorded this song.
"7 & 7 Is" made it to # 37 on the charts (the highest any Love song ever reached). It has been covered by several groups including the Ramones, Alice Cooper, and Rush, but from what we've heard none really re-captured the energy and drive that was in the original song. The Standells set out to do that, but also to make the song uniquely ours. Of course, it helped to have John Fleckenstein (who participated in the original) with us in the studio and playing the bass. As John correctly pointed out, the drums are the key to the song. You'll hve to decide if we succeeded!