The Dandy WarholsWhy You So Crazy

Label:Dine Alone Records – DA226, Beat The World Records – DA226
CD, Album, Gatefold
Style:Indie Rock, Psychedelic Rock


1Fred N Ginger
4Be Alright
5Thee Elegant Bum
6Sins Are Forgiven
7Next Thing I Know
8Small Town Girls
9To The Church
10Motor City Steel

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Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 821826025714
  • Barcode (Printed): 8 21826 02571 4
  • Matrix / Runout: 677-C2-28665-80081B MFA62663 MADE IN CANADA
  • Mastering SID Code: none
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI F813

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Why You So Crazy (CDr, Album, Promo)Dine Alone Recordsnone2018
Why You So Crazy (LP, Album)Dine Alone Records, Beat The World RecordsDAV245US2019
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Why You So Crazy (12×File, FLAC, Album)Dine Alone Music Inc.noneUS2019
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Why You So Crazy (LP, Album, Limited Edition, Clear)Dine Alone RecordsDAV245Canada2019
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Why You So Crazy (CD, Album, Digipak)Dine Alone RecordsDA226France2019



  • dr303's avatar
    Since its first play, "Motor City Steel" has been earworming away in my memory towards a 12" I purchased in the mid-00's. Well today, Hey O Hanson - 'Gogogo' (Hey Germany) got a spin and pleasantly surprised me as it has a similar vibe - though both in very different styles. If only a curio, it's a cool little electronic track Dandy's fans might Dig..... !
    • psychocandy1966's avatar
      I really don't understand what happened to my loving dandies. This album is totally out of dandy's music. Out of time, no good ideas, far from every dandys records. Sad about it. Hope in the future.
      • streetmouse's avatar
        Edited 5 years ago
        If anything, the Dandy Warhols where once the benevolent royalty of underground pop art/music, where what they created was sincerely fun, not in a deep or meaningful manner, but just upbeat danceable smoke a joint and get hight F-U-N. Yet here on Why You So Crazy, I feel a bit embarrassed, as if that word ‘fun’ is now a pejorative statement, where instead of getting older with their fans, and the Dandy’s certainly are older, complete with families and responsibilities, they seem to have taken a step backwards, seeking to appeal to a much younger audience, pre-seventeen year olds, content to deliver a sonic impenetrable wall of sugar coated goodies wrapped up in fashion of gorgeous noise, defining a post hipster lifestyle I’m not even aware exists. And if that’s not the case, then Dandy’s have gone down the same path as their namesake Andy Warhol, when he simply became irrelevant, yet still a hanger on, known to all, creating nothing, a mere observer in a world that passed him by.

        The album is laced with far too much filler for my ears, with the band sounding a bit weary, melodically tiresome and overweight, searching for an elusive something, throwing far too much against the wall with the hope that something will stick … but alas nothing does. This makes me sad, I loved the Dandy’s weirdness, even if it was weirdness for the sake of being weird, they had a vision that’s now overstayed its welcome, though methinks that the Dandy’s have just lost their way, perhaps lost touch with each other and certainly their fans.

        Others will suggest that this neo-psychedelic outfit has taken their hijinks to a new level, though I don’t hear anything remotely neo-psychedelic abut this album. Others go on to claim that the album is more focused sharper and cohesive, yet no one appears to be willing to rate the release highly, where to my way of thinking, it’s been a rather long time since the Dandy Warhols have created a defining album. That being said, Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia is a far cry from where we find ourselves today, where the Dandy’s have reached the point, some twenty years into their career, where they’re making music for themselves. I imagine they hope others will jump on board and be swept away by their charms, though charm isn’t cutting it for me these day, as I’m looking for less abstraction and more of what I can shove in my pockets and spirit away into the night, delighting my ears with high pop art of the first magnitude.

        Of course, record collectors know what this means, it means that some five or ten years out, people are going to look back on Why You So Crazy with reverence, wondering why listeners so blatantly missed what the Dandy’s were laying down here, and go on to make it some sort of posthumous hit … but I’ll take that chance, feeling that the record is simply a bloated mess in need of someone to take control of the bed making. I say this primarily because all of the songs come across as sketches, if not left over material, though if that’s the case, I wanna know where the gems are.

        One aspect no one has considered is the fact that perhaps the world has actually caught up with the Dandy Warhols, where they no longer live in some alternative universe, that the hidden cup de sac they once lived on is now a main thoroughfare, where anything pouring out of the window along that street is simply effortless avant noodling noise to drown out the traffic.

        My suggestion is that the Dandy’s take a vacation, regroup in a couple of years, if they’re even interested in doing so, because as of now the Dandy’s have been dragging their heels for far too long and losing more listeners with each passing day. (laughing) But I hear them, they don’t care, they wave me off, claiming that I’m too unhip to dig their scene today … but listen Courtney, Peter, Brent and Zia, I know what’s good, and I know what’s not.

        Review by Jenell Kesler


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