WORLD OF POOH, live in 1989 at the 6th Street Rendezvous in San Francisco.
The band featured Barbara Manning (solo, SF Seals, 28th Day), Brandan Kearney (Caroliner, many other experimental bands) and Jay Paget (later of Thinking Fellers Union Local 282). For a year or two they were absolutely the best ticket in town for shambolic, wiry pop music.
Here’s my latest mix up on 8Tracks called CHICK HABIT. It’s a collection of female-fronted masterpieces from the modern age, including stuff from the 60s, 70s, 90s and hell, even 2012. Everything’s got a little bit of harmony, a little bit of dirt, and a girl or a woman in the lead vocal position. Examples include Sally Skull, World of Pooh and Holly Golightly. Fall in love all over again.
- SALLY SKULL – Running Kind
- THE WENDY DARLINGS – Get Up
- WORLD OF POOH – Strip Club
- PAMELA – I’m Nobody (Cold Shoulders)
- HOLLY GOLIGHTLY – I Can’t Be Trusted
- NORMA TRACY & THE CINDERELLA KIDS – Skateboard
- CRACK UND ULTRA ECZEMA – Buddy’s a Good Boy
- LOVE IS ALL – Motorboat
- LORETTE VELVETTE – Boys Keep Swinging
- THE COATHANGERS – Bury Me
- GAZE – So Early To Tell
- LES CALAMITES – Le Supermarche
- LUSH – Hey Hey Helen
- THE GORLS – Tracie
- THE NIXE – You Say
- THE SCHOOL – I Wouldn’t Know What To Do
- LINDA LAINE – Low Grades & High Fever
- HABIBI – Far From Right
- DETECTIVE AGENCY – Daggers
- APRIL MARCH – Chick Habit
- NANCY SINATRA – You Only Live Twice
From World of Pooh’s 1989 album “The Land of Thirst” – one of the great out-of-print American underground records of that era, and a nervous and most unusual pop classic.