The Outsiders were formed in Wimbledon, UK in 1976. Their ‘Calling You’ album was the first DIY LP released world-wide after the explosion of Buzzcocks first 7″ but Outsiders’s LP is the first DIY punk full length. Adrian Borland together with Bob Lawrence and Adrian James formed the band and recorded and released this first LP on the Raw Edge Label on May 1977. A brilliant combination of the first punk’s steps mixed with some rock and also some hard-rock moments in the vein of The Stooges, Modern Lovers and Peter Perrett’s Only Ones.
(Mad Butcher Records)