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Outsiders Looking In

Outsiders Looking In
Created by: johnny_luddite
Tracks: 18
Length: 01:16:30
Keywords 1. Enigmatic
2. Lost
3. Legends
Created on 9/15/06 06:52am
Level 7
Points 3071
Total visitors 604
Unique visitors 81
description:
A collection of music makers I have loved over the years who were to a greater or lesser extent outsiders, albeit from the music biz or from Society in general. Some of these people remain on the fringes today, some disappeared at the height of their talents, some I don't even know what happened to them. Enjoy, or not!

tracklist

1 Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac : The World Keep On Turning
Peter Green is what this collection is all about. He disappeared at the height of his powersw with Fleetwood M [...]
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Track 11 from Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac
Length: 00:02:31
Year: 1968
Track Description:
Peter Green is what this collection is all about. He disappeared at the height of his powersw with Fleetwood Mac. A beautiful outsider ever since!
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2 Syd Barrett : Gigilo Aunt
A quirky very English ditty by the fallen genius who founded Pink Floyd, and who inspired an indie band or thr [...]
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Track 7 from Barrett
Length: 00:05:46
Year: 1970
Track Description:
A quirky very English ditty by the fallen genius who founded Pink Floyd, and who inspired an indie band or three. R.I.P Syd!
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3 John Martyn : Outside In
Eclectic singer/songwriter John martyn is still labelled a folkie, despite not having been one for ages. This [...]
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Track 4 from Inside Out
Length: 00:08:23
Year: 1973
Track Description:
Eclectic singer/songwriter John martyn is still labelled a folkie, despite not having been one for ages. This is him at his most trippy and out there!
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4 Kevin Coyne : Saviour
This man was chilling live as he sung about ordinary things like love and madness! Where are you now?
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Track 1 from Matching head And Feet
Length: 00:05:31
Year: 0000
Track Description:
This man was chilling live as he sung about ordinary things like love and madness! Where are you now?
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5 Love : Alone Again Or
Like Syd, Arthur Lee of Love died this year. Unlike Syd, he had a late flowering comeback of sorts after years [...]
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Track 1 from Forever Changes
Length: 00:03:18
Year: 1967
Track Description:
Like Syd, Arthur Lee of Love died this year. Unlike Syd, he had a late flowering comeback of sorts after years in prison. A mesmeric song!
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6 Nick Drake : Time Has Told Me
Nick Drake sold around 4000 records in his lifetime. Since then, he has been another influence on later genera [...]
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Track 1 from Five Leaves Left
Length: 00:04:27
Year: 0000
Track Description:
Nick Drake sold around 4000 records in his lifetime. Since then, he has been another influence on later generations of bands. I love this song.
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7 Richard Thompson : Can't Win
Richard Thompson still records and tours, and is more accessible than some here, but his music remains above a [...]
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Track 8 from Amnesia
Length: 00:05:26
Year: 1988
Track Description:
Richard Thompson still records and tours, and is more accessible than some here, but his music remains above and outside of teh norm. He played guitar on the Nick Drake track by the way!
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8 Nirvana : Man Who Sold the World
Kurt Cobain committed the ultimate outsiders act I suppose. I have always found this recording deeply moving! [...]
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Track 4 from Unplugged in New York
Length: 00:04:20
Year: 1994
Track Description:
Kurt Cobain committed the ultimate outsiders act I suppose. I have always found this recording deeply moving!
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9 Kevin Ayers : Didn't Feel Lonely Till I Thought Of You
Similar to Syd Barrett in that he had the air of psychedelia mixed with total Englishness. Still around I thin [...]
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Track 3 from Confessions Of Dr Dream
Length: 00:03:05
Year: 1974
Track Description:
Similar to Syd Barrett in that he had the air of psychedelia mixed with total Englishness. Still around I think, and recording now and then!
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10 robert johnson : If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day
I guess that making a pact with the Devil really would make you an outsider! An awesome voice haunting us from [...]
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Track 8 from King Of The Delta Blues Singers
Length: 00:02:37
Year: 1998
Track Description:
I guess that making a pact with the Devil really would make you an outsider! An awesome voice haunting us from the past!
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11 Dick Heckstall-Smith : Cruel Contradictions
Dick was my friend, the oether reason for doing this mix. A great Sax player, but determined to play what he w [...]
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Track 4 from Blues And Beyond
Length: 00:06:47
Year: 2001
Track Description:
Dick was my friend, the oether reason for doing this mix. A great Sax player, but determined to play what he wanted regardless of the music industry. A late model Peter Green sings here.
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12 Link Wray : Rumble
One of those songs some people claim invented heavy metal. Maybe not, but to get that fuzzy sound in 1958, Lin [...]
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Track 1 from Rumble! The Best Of Link Wray
Length: 00:02:26
Year: 1993
Track Description:
One of those songs some people claim invented heavy metal. Maybe not, but to get that fuzzy sound in 1958, Link punctured his amp speaker with a pencil!
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13 Johnny Cash : Hurt
A household name unlike most here, but the man in black was the champion of the outsider, and in many ways one [...]
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Track 2 from American IV: The Man Comes Around
Length: 00:03:40
Year: 2002
Track Description:
A household name unlike most here, but the man in black was the champion of the outsider, and in many ways one himself. This recording is fitting testament to a genius.
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14 Billie Holiday : Strange Fruit
Billie was born into a world where she could never be fully included. Here she sings about one of the reasons [...]
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Track 5 from The Ultimate Collection
Length: 00:03:14
Year: 2002
Track Description:
Billie was born into a world where she could never be fully included. Here she sings about one of the reasons why.
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15 Fred Neil : Everybody's Talkin'
Fred Neil makes Peter Green and Syd look outgoing! Most famous for this song used in "Midnight Cowboy" he rese [...]
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Track 6 from Fred Neil
Length: 00:02:58
Year: 1967
Track Description:
Fred Neil makes Peter Green and Syd look outgoing! Most famous for this song used in "Midnight Cowboy" he reserved his singing in later years for dolphins only!
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16 Brian Wilson : Love and Mercy
The brain behind The Beach Boys, Brian sat in his sandbox for inspiration. Like Peter Green, he came back to m [...]
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Track 1 from Brian Wilson
Length: 00:02:55
Year: 2000
Track Description:
The brain behind The Beach Boys, Brian sat in his sandbox for inspiration. Like Peter Green, he came back to music making long after people thought it was possible. Welcome back Brian!
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17 Frank Zappa : Peaches in Regalia
Frank Zappa was a genius who chose at any given time how much he was prepared to compromise. Not one iota! Thi [...]
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Track 1 from Hot Rats
Length: 00:03:38
Year: 1969
Track Description:
Frank Zappa was a genius who chose at any given time how much he was prepared to compromise. Not one iota! This tune will always be with me.
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18 Chris Coco & Peter Green : Albatross
Lets go out as we came in, with Peter Green. Here playing guitar on a chill-out remake of his great instrument [...]
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Track 14 from Later
Length: 00:05:28
Year: 0000
Track Description:
Lets go out as we came in, with Peter Green. Here playing guitar on a chill-out remake of his great instrumental from about four years back. This people mean so much to me.
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When I was a kid, Peter Green used to push a shopping trolley around my local town and slept in the doorway of the McDonald's restaurant. True story.

Great mix.
10/09/09 03:42am
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I want to hear that Link Wray track.
9/16/08 09:31am
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Wow, one of your mixes is doing swell in the ratings! But remember, Bob Dole did 'swell' in the primaries...
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I love the love track

I dont know if you remember the dance act, the Shamen? they used to be an indie back called Alone Again Or
12/04/06 02:17pm
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Despite the fact that TEAM ROBOT was crushed like a Pabst can at a frat party by the might claws of TEAM MONSTER, you are still deserving of a badge... Loser.
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I can't agree with Zappa being "too good" for this mix. Lack of fame and album sales does not always mean artists were no good. For instance, I am totally biased, but Dick Heckstall-Smith was a musical genius as far as I am concerned. When asked in the early 70s if there were any British musicians he admired, Zappa talked about Heckstall-SMith, saying "That Dick's a bitch." Several of these peoiple had uncompromising musical visions, which is why I included Frank alongside.
9/17/06 07:21pm
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Special thanks to those that embraced the Collective on this most sacrilegious of holidays. Mix on, you vile tormentor of souls!
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Nice to see a mix from someone with a different musical background and demographic than 95% of our userbase. Welcome aboard!
9/15/06 05:16pm
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