The Netherlands boasted a fertile beat scene in the 1960s, but few bands could match the greatness of the Outsiders from Amsterdam. Led by the uniquely gifted songwriting team of singer Wally Tax and guitarist Ronnie Splinter, The Outsiders left behind a prolific catalog of original music that easily matches up to the best the UK or the USA had to offer during the same period. The evidence is all here on Monkey On Your Back: Their 45s, a two-disc 180gm vinyl collection featuring the original mono A- and B-sides of all of their singles from the crazed punk R&B of 1965s You Mistreat Me to 1969s infectious Do You Feel Allright (once described by Wally Tax as "like cowboys sitting on space rockets"). Their biggest hits are all here, including Lying All The Time, Touch, Monkey On Your Back and Summer Is Here, alongside favorites like Suns Going Down, I Love Her Still, I Always Will, That's Your Problem and You Remind Me. A handful of rarities and unreleased tracks round out the set, including Talk To Me, a demo of Monkey On Your Back, and stereo versions of Touch and Bird In A Cage. The eye-popping gatefold cover lays out all of the original picture sleeve artwork along with other rare shots.
Original single versions! 2LP black 180 gram vinyl, 350 gram carton gatefold sleeve. Inside the gatefold sleeve, all single covers artwork and rare pressings! Japanse plastic bag
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