The Outsiders (British band)
|Associated acts||The Sound|
|Past members||Adrian Borland
Vocalist/guitarist Adrian Borland was central to the group, rounded out by Bob Lawrence on bass and Adrian "Jan" Janes on drums. Their debut LP, Calling On Youth, was self-released on their Raw Edge label in May 1977, and won them unfavourable reviews: "apple-cheeked Ade has a complexion that would turn a Devon milkmaid green with envy", reported the NME.
It was followed by a second album, Close Up, in 1979. This received better, but still cautious, reviews from the press; the NME concluded that it was a patchy album, but from "a band with a future. "
- One to Infinity EP (1977), Raw Edge
- "Vital Hours" (1978), Xciting Plastic - withdrawn
- The Outsiders, entry in 77: The Year of Punk and New Wave by Henrik Bech Poulsen, 2008. Cited at BrittleHeaven.com, fan site for Adrian Borland.
- Strong, Martin C. (1999) The Great Alternative & Indie Discography, Canongate, ISBN 0-86241-913-1, p. 592
- NME, October 1977
- Calling On Youth review Sounds, June 1977
- One To Infinity review, NME 26-11-1977
- The Outsiders review, Mick Mercer, 1978
- Close Up review, Record Mirror 12.04.1979
- John Hamblett, The Outsiders - Close Up - LP Review, NME, 7 April 1979.
- Bi Marshall interview, 2003
- Mike Dudley interview with Penny Black, 2004
- Adrian Borland interview with Simon Heavisides