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Paul Revere and the Raiders scored seven chart hits between the fall of 1965 and the winter of 1967, and all of them -- "Steppin' Out," "Just Like Me," "Kicks," "Hungry," "The Great Airplane Strike," "Good Thing," and "Ups and Downs" -- were included among the 11 tracks on the group's first hits collection. Also included were "Louie, Louie," the Raiders' first Columbia single, and its follow-up, "Louie, Go Home," a B-side instrumental, plus the newly penned "Legend of Paul Revere," which told the band's story. Thus, the album traced the band from its beginnings as a Northwest club band to its reign as an L.A. pop/rock success. There would be more hits, but this brief compilation (it originally ran under 30 minutes) contained the essence of the Raiders' most successful period and indeed marked the end of the band's lineup, as the rhythm section split to form another group, leaving Revere and lead singer Mark Lindsay to recruit a new edition of the Raiders. [The 2000 CD reissue on Columbia/Legacy adds four bonus tracks: "Him or Me -- What's It Gonna Be?" (their biggest post-1966 hit of the 1960s), "I'm Not Your Steppin' Stone" (which predated the Monkees' version), "Action," and "Peace of Mind."] ~ William Ruhlmann
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  1. # Track Artist Length
  2. 1 Louie, Louie Paul Revere & the Raiders 2:41
  3. 2 Louie - Go Home Paul Revere & the Raiders 2:38
  4. 3 Steppin' Out Paul Revere & the Raiders 2:11
  5. 4 Just Like Me Paul Revere & the Raiders 2:23
  6. 5 Melody for an Unknown Girl Paul Revere & the Raiders 1:59
  7. 6 Kicks Paul Revere & the Raiders 2:25
  8. 7 Hungry Paul Revere & the Raiders 2:53
  9. 8 The Great Airplane Strike Paul Revere & the Raiders 3:4
  10. 9 Good Thing Paul Revere & the Raiders 3:3
  11. 10 Ups and Downs Paul Revere & the Raiders 2:47
  12. 11 Legend of Paul Revere Paul Revere & the Raiders 3:8
  13. 12 Action Paul Revere & the Raiders 1:27
  14. 13 (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone Paul Revere & the Raiders 2:44
  15. 14 Him or Me - What's It Gonna Be? Paul Revere & the Raiders 2:49
  16. 15 Peace of Mind Paul Revere & the Raiders 2:25

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