...The Dandy Warhols Come Down

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...The Dandy Warhols Come Down
The Dandy Warhols Come Down cover.jpg
Studio album by The Dandy Warhols
Released July 15, 1997
Recorded 1996 at Sound Impressions; Stiles Recording; Falcon Studios; Courtney Taylor-Taylor's apartment, Portland, Oregon, United States
Length 66:23
Label Capitol
The Dandy Warhols chronology
Dandys Rule OK
...The Dandy Warhols Come Down
Thirteen Tales from Urban Bohemia
Singles from ...The Dandy Warhols Come Down
  1. "Not If You Were the Last Junkie on Earth"
    Released: 1997
  2. "Every Day Should Be a Holiday"
    Released: 1997
  3. "Boys Better"
    Released: 1998

...The Dandy Warhols Come Down is the second studio album by American rock band The Dandy Warhols. It was recorded in 1996 and released on July 15, 1997 by record label Capitol.

Three singles were released from the album: "Not If You Were the Last Junkie on Earth", "Every Day Should Be a Holiday" and "Boys Better".

This is the final studio album to feature the drummer Eric Hedford, who is quit from the band during the tour, and replaced with Taylor-Taylor's cousin Brent DeBoer.

Recording and The Black Album[edit]

The band's first effort for Capitol Records was an album which was recorded before Come Down called The Black Album, which was rejected by Capitol for, according to frontman Courtney Taylor-Taylor, containing "no songs".[2] It was later released as a double album in 2004 with Come On Feel the Dandy Warhols, an album composed of B-sides and previously unreleased material.

...The Dandy Warhols Come Down was recorded in 1996 at Sound Impressions, Stiles Recording, Falcon Studios, and Courtney Taylor-Taylor's apartment in Portland, Oregon.

Musical style[edit]

The album featured a shift in style from the garage rock- and shoegaze-influenced sound of their previous album, 1995's Dandys Rule OK, to a more psychedelic and power pop-influenced sound.[3]


...The Dandy Warhols Come Down was released on July 15, 1997 by Capitol Records.

Three singles were released from the album: "Not If You Were the Last Junkie on Earth", which helped to establish the band's popularity;[2] "Every Day Should Be a Holiday", which reached No. 29 on the UK Singles Chart;[4] and "Boys Better", which reached No. 36 on the same chart.[5]

It is the final album with founding member Eric Hedford, who was replaced by frontman Courtney Taylor-Taylor's cousin Brent DeBoer in 1998.


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[3]
Alternative Pressfavorable[6]
NME7/10 [7]
Q3/5 stars (1998)[9]
4/5 stars (2000)[10]
Rolling Stone4.5/5 stars(1997) 3.5/5 stars(2000) [11]
Select3/5 medals[12]
Trouser Pressmixed[13]

...The Dandy Warhols Come Down has sold 103,000 copies in the U.S. as of 2008.[14]

The album has received a generally positive reception from critics. AllMusic criticized the album's consistency, writing, "the band has talent for not just punchy hooks but for layered sonics as well, but they don't know how to meld the two together."[3] Rolling Stone, on the other hand, called it "the most exhilarating '60s-into-'90s excursion yet attempted by an American band", following with "if this is The Dandy Warhols coming down, the mind boggles at the thought of them flying high."[11]


The album was included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. Pitchfork also included it in their The Best Britpop Albums… That Aren’t British list.[15]

"Boys Better" was featured on the soundtrack for the film Good Will Hunting and the 2002 film Igby Goes Down. "Every Day Should Be a Holiday" was featured in the movie There's Something About Mary

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Courtney Taylor-Taylor, except where noted.

1."Be-In" 7:00
2."Boys Better" 4:31
3."Minnesoter" 3:03
4."Orange" 5:41
5."I Love You" 4:12
6."Not If You Were the Last Junkie on Earth" 3:11
7."Every Day Should Be a Holiday" 4:02
8."Good Morning" 5:01
9."Whipping Tree" 3:49
10."Green" 3:10
11."Cool as Kim Deal" 3:03
12."Hard On for Jesus"Taylor-Taylor, Peter Holmström4:36
13."Pete International Airport"Taylor-Taylor, Holmström5:57
14."The Creep Out"Taylor-Taylor, Holmström, Zia McCabe, Eric Hedford8:59
Vinyl bonus track


The Dandy Warhols

Additional personnel

  • Tony Lash – keyboards, percussion
  • Aquaman – additional production
  • Stephen Birch – sleeve design and art direction
  • Jeff Bizzell – sleeve photography (larger live photos)
  • Tchad Blake – mixing on tracks 1–7 and 10–12 at: Sunset Sound Factory, Hollywood, California; White Horse Studios, Portland, Oregon; and Bundy's, Los Angeles, California
  • Mario Caldato Jr. – mixing at Sunset Sound Factory, Hollywood, California; White Horse Studios, Portland, Oregon; and Bundy's, Los Angeles, California and additional production on "The Creep Out"
  • S. Husky Höskuldsengineering assistance
  • Lisa Johnson – sleeve photography
  • Mario Lalich – album cover photography
  • Tony Lash – mixing on "Good Morning" and "Pete International Airport", production and recording
  • Bob Ludwigmastering at Gateway Mastering, Portland, Oregon
  • Mickey Petralia – mixing on "The Creep Out"
  • David Schiffman – additional recording
  • Clark Stiles – additional recording


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[16] Gold 100,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ Linden, Amy; Helligar, Jeremy; Novak, Ralph; Lynch, Jason (September 1, 1997). "Picks and Pans Review: The Dandy Warhols Come Down". People.com. Retrieved June 20, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Dig! (motion picture). 2004. 
  3. ^ a b c Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "The Dandy Warhols Come Down". AllMusic. Retrieved October 10, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Every Day Should Be A Holiday". Chart Stats. Retrieved February 29, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Boys Better". chartstats.com. Retrieved October 20, 2011. 
  6. ^ Helligar, Jeremy (September 1, 1997). Alternative Press. 
  7. ^ "Dandy Warhols: ...The Dandy Warhols Come Down". slabtown.net. Retrieved March 9, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Pitchfork's ...The Dandy Warhols Come Down review (6.5 stars out of 10)". slabtown.net. Retrieved October 10, 2011. 
  9. ^ Malins, Steve (June 1998). Q. 
  10. ^ Eccleston, Danny (December 2000). Q. 
  11. ^ a b Rolling Stone (764). July 10, 1997. 
  12. ^ Lowe, Steve (June 1998). Select. 
  13. ^ Robbins, Ira. "TrouserPress.com :: Dandy Warhols". TrouserPress.com. Retrieved June 7, 2016. 
  14. ^ Harding, Cortney (March 15, 2008). "A Fair Deal: The Dandy Warhols Become Their Own Masters". Billboard. Retrieved June 18, 2012. 
  15. ^ Berman, Stuart. "The Best Britpop Albums… That Aren't British". Pitchfork. Retrieved April 14, 2017. 
  16. ^ "British album certifications – Dandy Warhols – Come Down". British Phonographic Industry.  Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Enter Come Down in the search field and then press Enter.

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