Reasons to shop with us » 0113 245 4399


1 review »Before The Sound, Adrian Borland played with punky power-popsters The Outsiders, who brought out two albums, '77's 'Calling On Youth' and '78's 'Close Up', before splitting/morphing into Borland's better-known outfit. That second album has been reissued this week by the excellent Captured Tracks, allowing their jagged street-smart pop gnarl to be appreciated by a whole new generation. Obviously a ... »

  • LP £20.99
  • Sold out.
  • Shipping cost: n/a
  • NormanPoints: n/a
  • CT208LP
  • CT208LP / LP on Captured Tracks. Edition of 1000 copies
  • Includes download code

Sold out. If you have recently ordered it and it is delayed, please check our order tracking tool for more information before trying to contact us.

SOLD OUT - Sorry

This one has sold out on all formats. Sorry! View them anyway?




YOUR RECENTLY VIEWED ITEMS


REVIEWS

Close Up by The Outsiders
1 review. Add your own review.
10 people love this record. Be the 11th!
8/10 Mike Staff review, 08 August 2014

Before The Sound, Adrian Borland played with punky power-popsters The Outsiders, who brought out two albums, '77's 'Calling On Youth' and '78's 'Close Up', before splitting/morphing into Borland's better-known outfit. That second album has been reissued this week by the excellent Captured Tracks, allowing their jagged street-smart pop gnarl to be appreciated by a whole new generation.

Obviously a lot of the tones and musical influences here are very much based around the first wave of punk, but their simmering, controlled anger is tempered by often rough-around-the-edges pop songs with a touch of The Replacements about them (although obviously this pre-dates the Minneapolis icons by three years or so) and awkwardly skeletal and slightly experimental numbers like the scathing ode to colonial guilt 'White Debt' with its tinnily ringing guitars, surreal phasing drums and distorted, decaying amp-abuse crunches alongside a David Byrne-ish vocal line. A fascinating bit of proto-post-punk (my mathematical brain tells me that'd be "punk", then) with a secret cache of killer pop tunes.

LIYL Buzzcocks, Exploding Hearts, Ramones


VIDEO


EMAIL ALERTS

Get alerted to new stock from this artist / label.

Your email address will not be abused or shared.