Thursday, April 12, 2012
THE POOH STICKS - 'Go Go Girl' + 'Hard On Love' flexi discs
01 - Go Go Girl
02 - Simon E
Cheree CHEREE-3F, 1989.
01 - Hard On Love
Woosh WOOSH-007, 1989.
OK, let's see if The Pooh Sticks get a better response than the Mondo Billie Davies record did? These two flexis were released a few months after the Swansea band's 'Dying For It' 45 and both include exclusive recordings.
'Go Go Girl' was written by Marc Bolan and originally recorded by John's Children. Musically The Pooh Sticks approach it in much the same way as they did with their cover of The Vaselines 'Dying For It'. 'Simon E' is best described as 'twee-punk', and is short and to the point, the point being The Pooh Sticks didn't like a certain Rough Trade employee.
The sound quality of the 'Hard On Love' flexi isn't the best. It's a great song though and came with the added bonus of a 'Pooh Sticks Rock Like Fuck' fanzine. I'm not sure I'd want The Pooh Sticks to 'rock like fuck', and I don't think they ever did except maybe in Trudi Tangerine's imagination.