Outsider musicians can be the product of damaged DNA, alien abduction, drug fry, demonic possession, or simply sheer obviousness. But they really are worth listening to, often outmatching all contenders for inventiveness and originality. This book profiles dozens of outsider musicians, both prominent and obscure, and presents their strange life stores along with photographs, interviews, cartoons and discographies. It contains the stories of The Shaggs, Tiny Tim, Syd Barrett, Joe Meek, Captain Beefheart, Wild Man Fisher, The Legendary Stardust Cowboy and many, many other music eccentrics. It really is a wonderful collection of wilder cards and beyond-avant talents. It also contains an extensive 'Outsider' discography. Cherry Red Records is releasing a 20 track companion CD to support the book which will be available in September.
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