THE OUT

Formed: Manchester, England, UK

Poppy punk band who released the last record on Rabid. Guitarist George Borowski was apparently eulogised by Mark Knopfler in Dire Straits song 'Sultans of Swing':

Check out Guitar George, he knows all the chords
Mind, he's strictly rhythm, he doesn't want to make it cry or sing
Yes, and an old guitar is all he can afford
When he gets up under the lights to play his thing

You can believe it or not, because some say it's another George. Regardless, Who Is Innocent? is a corking single. It was such a success on Rabid that Virgin Records reissued it shortly after, but no chart action was forthcoming. The group's only other single, Better The Devil came out in 1981.

The Out - Who Is Innocent? - UK 7" 1979 (Rabid - TOSH 113)The Out - Who Is Innocent? - UK 7" 1979 (Rabid - TOSH 113) Back Cover

The Out - Who Is Innocent? - UK 7" 1979 (Virgin - VS 308) Back CoverThe Out - Who Is Innocent? - UK 7" 1979 (Virgin - VS 308) Back Cover

The Out - Better The Devil - UK 7" 1981 (Cargo - CRS 014) A-SideThe Out - Better The Devil - UK 7" 1981 (Cargo - CRS 014) B-Side

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles / Albums

The Out - Who Is Innocent? The Out - Better The Devil      
Who Is Innocent?
(7", 1979)
Better The Devil
(7", 1981)
     

Various Artists

The Crap Stops Here. UK LP 1980 (Rabid): Who Is Innocent? / Linda's Just A Statue

Rabid/TJM Punk Singles Collection UK CD 1996 (Receiver): Who Is Innocent?

White Dopes On Punk UK 2xCD 2005 (Castle Music): Who Is Innocent?

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