Dr. C's wish has been fulfilled - the two Outsiders albums have been reissued on CD by Cherry Red!
― Gerald McBoing-Boing, Monday, 23 April 2012 21:07 (1 year ago) Permalink
They included the One to Infinity EP, too, thank god!
― shabba lambides (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 05:56 (1 year ago) Permalink
Classic, of course! One can't help but listen to a song like, for example, 'Skeletons' and marvel at the fact that this band didn't become huge.
― The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Saturday, 1 December 2012 23:52 (5 months ago) Permalink
these guys are great. totally killed jeopardy and lion's mouth in college, think it's been enough time to rediscover
― Spectrum, Sunday, 2 December 2012 02:39 (5 months ago) Permalink
There's nothing more for me to say than what I've already posted in this thread. Adrian's body of work needs an anthology, covering all his main avenues and side streets, which just might reintroduce him to the world.
― Gerald McBoing-Boing, Sunday, 2 December 2012 04:38 (5 months ago) Permalink
I hadn't realised that 'Thunder Up' was on eMusic until I saw the mention up thread last night, hearing it for the first time now.
"Total Recall" is incredible.
― michaellambert, Sunday, 2 December 2012 13:49 (5 months ago) Permalink
^ Love this take of Winning, they were on fire here.
― a la recherche du tempbans perdu (NickB), Sunday, 20 January 2013 00:17 (4 months ago) Permalink
That from Utrecht, 1982, No Nukes festival, one of the 5 live albums released by Renascent. Fantastic stuff.
― Gerald McBoing-Boing, Sunday, 20 January 2013 01:58 (4 months ago) Permalink
Aw man, that's a great rendition. Just seen what the original poster wrote about it here:
I suspect I'd probably think Winning was a lot nicer if the 'I'm gonna make it after all!' sentiment wasn't offet by the 'Hang on a minute, this guy jumped in front of a train three years ago!' realisation
― Ferg (Ferg), Tuesday, March 18, 2003 8:08 PM (9 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink
and I totally agree. Knowing that Borland would commit suicide in the most horrific way turns the way I feel about this song completely on its head. On its surface, it's a song about getting on top of a battle with depression and bad circumstances, but after knowing that Adrian killed himself and HOW he killed himself, the song feels so much more desperate. Like he wants to be "winning", rather than he is "winning". The song doesn't console me and make me feel like I can overcome obstacles in life; on the contrary, it makes me feel incredibly sad. The guy who wanted to win, more than anything in the fucking universe, sadly didn't. It's upsetting.
― The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Sunday, 20 January 2013 02:14 (4 months ago) Permalink
That's one perspective, agreed. And every April I shed a tear for the poor bastard whose music will live with me forever.
BUT... For a time, he WAS winning his personal battles, and in some places he was winning the hearts and minds of fans.
The fact that his end was so dark doesn't diminish the power of the song, and it still inspires me.
― Gerald McBoing-Boing, Sunday, 20 January 2013 02:30 (4 months ago) Permalink
I think of the Sound when I listen to Soror Dolorosa.
― glenn mcdonald, Sunday, 20 January 2013 03:23 (4 months ago) Permalink