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The Pooh Sticks were an indie pop band from Swanseamarker, Walesmarker recording between 1988 and 1995. They were notable for their jangly melodiousness and lyrics gently mocking the indie scene of the time such as on "On tape", "Indie-pop ain't Noise Pollution" and "I Know Someone who Knows Someone who knows Alan McGee Quite Well". The band changed direction on their 1991 U.S breakthrough The Great White Wonder, eschewing the 'twee' British indie pop sound for a more American-styled Power pop sound, akin to bands like Jellyfish and Redd Kross. Subsequent albums Million Seller, considered by some Power Pop fans to be the band's best work, and Optimistic Fool followed in this style.

Line up

  • The band was founded by
    • Hue Williams - Vocals
    • Steve Gregory - Producer, songwriter


  • Williams and Gregory invented a fictitious line-up which included:
    • Trudi Tangerine - tambourine/piano)
    • Paul - Guitar
    • Stephanie Bass-Drum - Drums
    • Alison - Bass


Guests



Discography

Albums



Extended Plays

  • 1988: The Encore EP (Anonomous Records)
  • 1988: The Pooh Sticks (Fierce Recordings)
    • 1st press in black/white sleeve, 2nd press in pink/white sleeve


Live Albums

  • 1989: Trade Mark Of Quality (Fierce Recordings)
    • Reissued by Fierce Recordings in 1991 with bonus tracks


Singles

  • 1988: "Heartbreak" (Fierce Recordings)
  • 1988: "I Know Someone Who Knows Someone Who Knows Alan McGee Quite Well" (Fierce Recordings)
  • 1988: "Indiepop Ain't Noise Pollution" (Fierce Recordings)
  • 1995: "Cool In A Crisis" (Seed Records)
  • 1988: "1-2-3 Red Light" (Fierce Recordings)
  • 1988: "On Tape" (Fierce Recordings)
  • 1989: "Hard On Love" (Woosh Records)
  • 1989: "The Pure Styx" (Sympathy For The Record Industry)
  • 1989: "Dying For It" (Fierce Recordings)
    • (1st issue - group sleeve; 2nd issue - "Altamont" sleeve)
  • 1989: "Go Go Girl" (Cheree Records)
  • 1989: "Tonight" (Sympathy For The Record Industry)
    • on Sympathy For The Record Industry
  • 1991: "Who Loves You" (Cheree Records / Sympathy For The Record Industry)
  • 1991: "Young People" (Cheree Records / Sympathy For The Record Industry)
  • 1991: "Who Loves You" (Sympathy For The Record Industry)
  • 1991: "The Little White Wonder" (Fierce Recordings)
  • 1991: "Who Loves You" (Fierce Recordings)
  • 1992: "The World Is Turning On" (Zoo Entertainment)


Compilations Appearances

  • 1990: Becket House (Becket House)
  • 2000: The Sound of Leamington Spa Vol.1 (Co-production between: TweeNet Communications, Bilberry Records, Firestation Tower Records) **23-Oct-2000


Radio Sessions

  • 1988: John Peel Session
  • 1989: John Peel Session
  • 1991: Mark Goodier Session


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