January 17, 2013


THE OUTER LIMITS - Dark Side Of The Moon / Black Boots (Decca 1971)
Killer Red Indians on the warpath-style glam stomper obscurity with loud handclaps and a catchy guitar riff (identical to the one used by the Stranglers in "Nice 'n' Sleaze" in 1978). The A side, "Dark Side Of The Moon", was also recorded as a demo by Elton John one year before.
Both tracks were written and produced by Ben Findon and Peter Shelley, UK issue.


  1. please can we have the 'dark side of the moon' side also? - I only heard it once before a long time ago

  2. check out "Cats Eyes" by Life - same riff.

  3. AnonymousJuly 27, 2015

    This single is actually by a Ruislip band called The Magic Roundabout who were originally known as the Dave Martin Group. They temporarily split in 1968 and reformed in 1969. The track was cut by the 1969 line up that featured John Elliott (organ) and lead vocals on 'Dark Side of The Moon', John Chinnery (only original member of The Magic Roundabout) on rhythm guitar/vocals, Ian Hollands on lead guitar (who apparently came up with 'Black Boots' but did not get the credit), Ray Brown (bass/vocals) and Roger Willis (drums/vocals). Brown's predecessor was Roger Flavell who played bass on 'Black Boots'. Flavell ended up playing with Christie, which might explain why it came out under the Outer Limits name. The Magic Roundabout split the year before this single came out, probably another reason why they couldn't use the name (also the TV show, which could have caused problems).

    Nick Warburton

    PS full story will be up on www.garagehangover.com this week