While they're perennially popular in NYC, The Dictators are underrated in rock 'n' roll history everywhere else. 1975's Go Girl Crazy was ahead of its time, and Manifest Destiny is the sound of a band feeling its way to a mainstream that would never catch on. Andy Shernoff was a master pop songwriter, and Ross "The Boss" Friedman and Scott "Top Ten" Kempner created a formidable twin-guitar attack. The production here is a tad muddy in spots, but songs like "Exposed," "Sleepin' with the T.V. On," "Disease" (with a brilliant intro from Handsome Dick Manitoba), and a cover of The Stooges' "Search and Destroy" are passionate pleas for the old values of rock 'n' roll to stay at the frontline. "Hey Boys" is a touch of sweetness, while "Science Has Gone Too Far" and "Young Fast Scientific" are as tough and loud as the band would ever be.