Originally published in a Dutch language edition
in the Nederlands in 1997, Jerome Blanes’ thoroughly
researched biography of The Outsiders is finally
available in English,thanks to the hard work of
Misty Lane’s Massimo del Pozzo. This new edition
has undergone extensive revisions and updates and
is profusely illustrated with more than 200 rare photos
and illustrations.mostly black and white.
I can’t imagine any Outsiders fan not being completely
satisfied by its contents.
Ugly Things Magazine.
A fascinating read acompanied by some great photos..
Well done Massimo and Jerome I loved it and so will you!
It’s timely in the extreme that this marvelous book is finally seeing an English-language release,a decade
after Blanes’Dutch-only original. Here in full we get the truth about Wally’s exotic roots, and the untold
stories of juvenile aggro and alienation that fed into the band’s anarchic violence and frenzy; we get tales
of the strangely innocent early dazeof the early Dutch underground and sad stories from the opiate-soaked
later years; we get a superb overview of a small country undergoing a youth explosion in the mid to late
‘60s and we get the inside schtick of the whole shebang from bandmembers,friends,roadies,producers and
other band members. Running chronologically,this labour of love comes complete with over 250 images
(including plenty of full-color gems), a remarkable list of gigs played, reproductions ofold articlesand so
much more. A fitting Tribute to one of the era’s most singular and idiosyncratic acts,this tome won’t be
around forever so grab your copy whilst it’s still hot to trot.