The Outsiders: Close Up 12" (new)

Captured Tracks Records

$19.00

Reissue of this 70s UK punk band that was led by Adrian Boreland before he went on to form the Sound, one of the very best post-punk bands. As you might expect from "the punk band before the post-punk band" (as my friend Neil put it), this is a little more straightforward and guitar-oriented than the Sound stuff (even their great first record, Jeopardy), but Boreland already has the seeds of greatness in his songwriting. As a lover of '77 punk, it's great to hear his knack for hooks applied to such high-energy, guitar-oriented music. Definitely an essential reissue if you're a fan of the Sound, but anyone into tuneful, energetic '77 punk like the Lurkers or the Boys should definitely pick this up as well.

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