Formerly known as Blackfoot Sue and Liner, this UK band switched to the name Outside Edge in 1984 to pursue an AOR direction. Comprising Tom Farmer (vocals, bass), Eddie Galga (guitar), Pete Giles (keyboards) and Dave Farmer (drums), they signed to Warner Brothers Records and released a self-titled debut in 1985. This was Americanized melodic rock, but featured rough and ragged vocals from Farmer, in contrast to the musical stylization. Running Hot followed in 1986 and was produced by Terry Manning (of ZZ Top fame), but Outside Edge were still unable to break through on a commercial level. The Farmer brothers left in 1989 and the remaining duo recruited new members to become Little Wing.
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