The Pooh Sticks

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The Pooh Sticks were an indie pop band from Swansea, Wales 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", "Indiepop 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.

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Year Title RatingReleases
1989 Orgasm 1
1991 The Great White Wonder 2
1993 Million Seller 1
1995 Optimistic Fool 1
Formula One Generation 1
Multiple Orgasm 1

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
1991 The Peel Sessions 1
1991 Trade Mark of Quality 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1987 On Tape 1
1989 The Pure Styx 1
1992 The World Is Turning On 3
1995 Cool in a Crisis 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1988 Alan McGee 1

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