The Outnumbered "Holding The Grenade Too Long" 1986

Strangely enough, The Outnumbered's sophomore record starts off with a song that should have been the title cut of their debut which was called like this opening song, 'Why Are All the Good People Going Crazy'...
Like most of the other songs on 'Holding the Grenade Too Long', this song revisits the same jangle/garage pop as its predecessor but with a somewhat smoother and more melodic approach.
- popphilJangle-punks the Outnumbered formed in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois in 1982 by singer/guitarist Jon Ginoli and singer/bassist Paul Budin, who first met while both were reviewing records for the University of Illinois' student paper The Daily Illini. Teaming with lead guitarist Tim McKeage and drummer Ken Golub, the group played their first show that Halloween -- inspired by local heroes the Vertebrats, the Outnumbered set out to fuse the melodicism of the Byrds with the energy of the Ramones, quickly emerging as a favorite on the local underground music scene. They recorded their debut LP Why Are All the Good People Going Crazy? for the Homestead label in 1985, scoring a college radio hit with "I Feel So Sorry Now" and touring the country in support of bands including the Replacements, The Violent Femmes and Soul Asylum. Holding the Grenade Too Long followed in 1986, but as their popularity seemed to plateau at the cult level the Outnumbered disbanded a year later; a third LP, Work...Buy...Die, was issued posthumously on the local Edible label in 1988. Ginoli later relocated to San Francisco, where he formed the pioneering queercore band Pansy Division; an Outnumbered retrospective titled Surveying the Damage appeared on Parasol in 1998. - by Jason Ankeny

01 Why Are All The Good People Going Crazy 02 Boy On A Roof 03 Away From Here 04 Long Long Gone 05 To Be Sure 06 I Want To Tell 07 Passive Voice 08 She's Gonna Take It Out On Me 09 I Fooled You Too 10 I Really Didn't Know What To Say 11 Drive Safely 12 Ruthless 13 I Really Wanted You 14 Numb To Tears 15 Equal Time

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