The Outcasts: 1978-85, 3CD

The Outcasts: 1978-85, 3CD

3rd March 2020 0 By John Deaux

The Outcasts are regulars on the Punk Festival circuit, often playing Rebellion and Punk N Disorderly. It’s thanks (in part) to these appearances that there’s a whole new audience discovering this band. 

This 3CD digipak housing material from 1978 -1985 is a great place to start for new fans. For old fans it’s a great way to finally retire the old records and gain some new(ish)material as well.

Disc 1 contains the debut album Self Conscious Over You along with 3 tracks from the Frustration E.P, side A and B from the Justa Nother Teenage Rebel single and  the track The Cops Are Comin’

Having these tracks added is superb. The original singles are worth a bit of money now so if you have them, you can put them away for safe keeping.

The 2nd CD contains the album Blood and Thunder. Again this has added tracks from singles as well as an instrumental version of Nowhere which was originally issued on a test press of the single Nowhere Left To Run. There’s some blinding tracks on this album. The obvious being the single Angel Face but for me it has to be Machine Gun.  I can’t actually put into words why. It just is

The 3rd and final CD contains the Peel Sessions from 1981 and 1982 and the Seven Deadly Sins 12″ single. This isn’t a bad way to round off this set. Although I would’ve liked to see the inclusion of the Vive Lyon album. But you can’t always get what you want. 

Overall, this is a great way to gain the essentials and some nice rarities. The production value is ace and the 20 page booklet is well done. 

Well worth a purchase.

Score 7/10

TRACK LISTING

DISC ONE

SELF CONSCIOUS OVER YOU

1. SELF CONSCIOUS OVER YOU

2. CLINICAL LOVE

3. ONE DAY

4. LOVE IS FOR SOPS

5. YOU’RE A DISEASE

6. LOVE YOU FOR NEVR

7. THE PRINCESS GREW UP A FROG

8. CYBORG

9. SCHOOL TEACHER

10. SPITEFUL SUE

11. THE COPS ARE COMIN’

BONUS TRACKS

12. FRUSTRATION

13. DON’T WANT TO BE NO ADULT

14. YOU’RE A DISEASE

(SINGLE VERSION)

15. JUST ANOTHER TEENAGE REBEL

16. LOVE IS FOR SOPS

(EP VERSION)

17. THE COPS ARE COMIN’

(EP VERSION)

DISC TWO

BLOOD AND THUNDER

1. WINTER

2. MACHINE GUN

3. SEX AND GLORY

4. GANGLAND WARFARE

(VERSION 2)

5. PROGRAMME LOVE

6. PRINCES OF OBLIVION

7. FRUSTRATION

8. ANGEL FACE

9. MAGNUM FORCE

10. BEATING AND SCREAMING

PART 1

11. BEATING AND SCREAMING

PART 2

12. MANIA

BONUS TRACKS

13. GANGLAND WARFARE (ORIGINAL VERSION)

14. NOWHERE LEFT TO RUN

15. THE RUNNING’S OVER, TIME TO PRAY

16. NOWHERE (INSTRUMENTAL)

17. RUBY

DISC THREE

SEVEN DEADLY SINS

1. SEVEN DEADLY SINS

2. THE CHASE

3. FIVE YEARS

4. SWAMP FEVER

5. WAITING FOR THE RAIN

BONUS TRACKS

6. 1969 (EXTENDED VERSION)

7. PSYCHOTIC SHAKEDOWN

8. BLUE MURDER

9. 1969 (EDITED VERSION)

10. SWAMP FEVER

(7” VERSION)

11. SEVEN DEADLY SINS (BLOOD ON THE CATS VERSION)

RADIO OUTCASTS

JOHN PEEL RADIO 1 25.5.1981

12. GANGLAND WARFARE

13. THE END OF THE RISING SUN

14. PROGRAMME LOVE

15. MACHINE GUN

JOHN PEEL RADIO 1 29.9.1982

16. WINTER

17. MAGNUM FORCE

18. SEX AND GLORY

19. FRUSTRATION

Release Date

20th March 2020

Label

Captain Oi

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