|Time Won't Let Me|
|Studio album by|
|Genre||Rock and roll, garage rock|
|The Outsiders chronology|
Time Won't Let Me is the first studio album by the Outsiders. It was named after the band's early 1966 break-out single, "Time Won't Let Me".
The album was released in the LP format on Capitol in May 1966 in both monaural and stereophonic editions (catalogue numbers T 2501 and ST 2501, respectively).
Although never released individually as a CD, the band's first two albums were reissued on Liberty Bell as a "two-fer" CD, along with bonus tracks (catalogue number PCD-4365).
This album includes all four sides of the band's first two singles, all of which were written by Tom King and Chet Kelley. Their best-known song, "Time Won't Let Me" was a Top 5 single in early 1966, and used elements of both Merseybeat and Motown that were dominating the charts in that time period: a brass section, a la the Motown sound, with the big beat formula of the Beatles. It remained one of the most played songs on Classic rock radio stations for several decades after its release.
Their next single, "Girl in Love", was already charting when the final tracks were laid down for this album.It was written about bassist Mert Madsen's fiancee.
The cover songs that constitute the rest of the album include "Listen People" (a hit earlier in 1966 by Herman's Hermits); Buddy Holly's 1958 hit "Maybe Baby"; the pop music confection "Rockin' Robin" (also from 1958); the Spencer Davis Group's first Number One single "Keep on Running" (from 1965); and "She Cried" (originally a 1962 hit by Jay and the Americans).
"Time Won't Let Me" was later covered by the all-woman rock band, The Heart Beats and was also covered in 1981 by Iggy Pop on his album, Party.
The first six bonus tracks are the sides from the last four singles by the band other than the two "B" sides that are included on Album #2; these songs are not included on any of the band's 1960s albums. The last two bonus tracks are alternate versions of two songs that are actually by Climax – Sonny Geraci's band after the Outsiders broke up – although "Think I'm Falling" was first released under the name the Outsiders before Tom King won the rights to the band name in a lawsuit. "Rock and Roll Heaven" went on to be a major hit song by the Righteous Brothers, but not until 1974.
When released by Liberty Bell, the CD included the above tracks in the same order, followed by the tracks on Album #2 in the same order as on that LP, then these bonus tracks:
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Thomas R. King was an American songwriter, guitarist, and arranger. He founded the 1960s rock band The Outsiders, and co-wrote the band's biggest hit song, "Time Won't Let Me".
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