The Outsiders [Netherlands] - Strange Things Are Happening; Singles 1965-1969 (2002) [Lossless FLAC]
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The Outsiders [Netherlands] - Strange Things Are Happening: The Complete Singles 1965-1969 (2002)
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Bio from All Music:
Not to be confused with the Cleveland pop/rock group that had a Top Ten hit in 1966 with \"Time Won\'t Let Me,\" these Outsiders (from Amsterdam, Holland) could issue a serious claim for consideration as the finest rock band of the \'60s to hail from a non-English-speaking nation. Led by singer/songwriter Wally Tax, the group was quite comparable to England\'s Pretty Things in their fine raw, punky R&B/pop with basic but riveting hooks. Like the Pretty Things, the Outsiders (who sang entirely in English) made similar psychedelic/progressive ventures in the late \'60s that cut loose from their R&B roots without losing sight of them entirely. Recording several albums of material (consisting wholly of original compositions) between 1965 and 1969, the group tempered their punky, almost proto-hardcore ravers with melancholy, pensive folk-rockers and unpredictable production touches ranging from Baroque mandolins and harpsichords to found radio static. The Outsiders\' music was fraught with tension, the punkish rhythms playing against the melodic tunes, the R&B sensibilities against the pop hooks, often within the same song. They were unknown on an international level to all but the most fervent \'60s collectors. Wally Tax moved to the U.S. in the early \'70s, where he recorded one album as the leader of the band Tax Free.
Taken from: http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:gxfuxqlgldte
Album Review excerpt:
Prior to the 2002 release of this compilation, everything done by the Outsiders was well-represented on CD except for the bulk of their singles. That was a shame, as their dozen 1965-1969 singles contained much of their best work. That gap is entirely rectified by this exemplary compilation, which includes both sides of all dozen of their 1965-1969 singles. ....
The entire review at: http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:0ifixqwaldfe
01. You Mistreat Me
02. Sun\'s Going Down
03. Felt Like I Wanted to Cry
04. I Love Her Still, I Always Will
05. Lying All The Time
06. Thinking About Today
07. Keep On Trying
08. That\'s Your Problem
10. Ballad Of John B
11. Monkey On Your Back
12. What\'s Wrong With You
13. Summer Is Here
14. Teach Me To Forget
15. I\'ve Been Loving You So Long
16. I\'m Only Trying to Prove to Myself That I\'m Not Like Everbody Else
17. Don\'t You Worry About Me
18. Bird In A Cage
19. Cup Of Hot Coffee
20. Strange Things Are Happening
21. I Don\'t Care
22. You Remind Me
23. Do You Feel Allright
24. Daddy Died On A Saturday
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