Outrageous (Kim Fowley album)

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Studio album by Kim Fowley
Released 1968
Genre Protopunk, glam rock, garage rock, psychedelic rock, experimental rock
Length 36:18
Label Imperial
Producer Kim Fowley
Kim Fowley chronology
Born to Be Wild
(1968)Born to Be Wild1968
Good Clean Fun
(1969)Good Clean Fun1969

Outrageous is the third album by American singer-songwriter Kim Fowley, released in 1968 through Imperial Records.

Release and reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau E[2]

Outrageous is perhaps the most renowned of Fowley's solo output and is his only album to chart on the United States' Billboard 200. In January 2003 Julian Cope selected it as the album of the month, calling it "a shamanic rock’n’roll album made by the ultimate chancer/huckster/gleeman."[3] Less enthusiastic was music journalist Robert Christgau, who rated it "E", his second-worst rating (on a scale of A+ to E-), and stated, "I don't understand how he continues to earn a living, but he does." (Fowley eventually did earn an E- from Christgau for his 1972 release I'm Bad.)[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Kim Fowley, except "Animal Man" and "Bubble Gum" co-written by Marty Cerf.

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Animal Man" 2:37
2. "Wildfire" 4:00
3. "Hide and Seek" 2:07
4. "Chinese Water Torture" 0:43
5. "Nightrider" 2:16
6. "Bubble Gum" 2:45
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Inner Space Discovery" 4:05
2. "Barefoot Country Boy" 2:00
3. "Up" 4:05
4. "Caught in the Middle" 5:40
5. "Down" 5:00
6. "California Hayride" 1:10

Chart positions[edit]

Charts (1969) Peak
US Billboard 200[4] 198



  1. ^ "Outrageous". Allmusic. Retrieved October 11, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Christgau, Robert. "Kim Fowley: Outrageous". Robert Christgau.com. Retrieved October 11, 2012. 
  3. ^ Cope, Julian (2012). "Kim Fowley: Outrageous". headheritage.co.uk. Retrieved October 11, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Outrageous - Awards". Allmusic. Retrieved October 11, 2012. 

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