Biography by Richie Unterberger
There were many obscure garage bands in the mid-'60s who released limited editions of all-cover albums to be given away at gigs and school. Most of these albums were virtually worthless except as time capsules, but there were a few scattered exceptions that proved the rule — LPs of this kind by T.C. Atlantic and the Litter became valued collector's items. The Dimensions were another example. Nothing is known about this Chicago college group, whose derivative, but exciting, album achieved a much greater audience when it was reissued for the '60s collector audience in the '80s.
01. carol 02. gloria 03. little latin lupe 04. hi heel sneakers 05. route 66 06. around and around 07. do you love me 08. i need you 09. just like me 10. empty heart 11. mean woman blues 12. mary lou
Review by Richie Unterberger
Not an original bone in their body on this 1966 album of 12 covers, but The Dimensions did a good job as aspiring Rolling Stones. Killer versions of "Carol" and "Do You Love Me" highlight this timepiece, with the kind of crudely amplified raw guitars and frenetic drums that could not be reproduced by the most exacting current scientific methods