The American writer Richie Unterberger called them “not just the finest Dutch group of the ’60s, but the finest group from a non-English speaking country, period.”
Holland’s Outsiders have a posthumous reputation that grows and grows. Their 1968 album CQ was a benchmark, one of the greatest albums of the late ’60s from anywhere. RPM International is proud to issue the legendary CQ on CD outside the Netherlands for the first time. Staggeringly it apparently sold just 500 copies when it was originally released.
This package carries bonus tracks from a professionally recorded1968 concert of CQ material at The Fanstasio, in Amsterdam, their home town, by radio station VPRO. CQ was made by a band with their own identity. Songs like ‘Daddy Died On Saturday' have the intensity of the Velvet Underground’s ‘White Light White Heat;’ 'Prison Song’ is the atmospheric equal of The Doors’ ‘The End’.
Mike Stax, the editor of Ugly Things magazine, long-time Outsiders’ champion and friend of the band has contributed liner notes. With its iconic original cover art, this is the definitive reissue of CQ.
4 Daddy Died On Saturday
5 It Seems Like Nothing's Gonna Come My Way Today
7 The Man On The Dune
8 The Bear
10 You're Everything On Earth
11 Wish You Were Here With Me Today
12 I Love You No.2
13 Prison Song
Bonus Tracks Live Fantasio Amsterdam 31.12.68
14 Do You Feel Alright (Live)
15 Daddy Died On Saturday (Live)
16 I Love You No.2 (Live)
17 Misfit (Live)
18 Happyville (Live)
19 Prisonsong (Live)