Everyday is a school day, as they say and yesterday Bobby tweeted an absolutely beautiful song entitled Ballad of a Bitter End in memory of his best friend Bobby Paterson, one time member of Love and Money, early producer of Primal Scream and finally member of the Poems along side Mr Hodgens. I had never heard of this band so checked them out on Discogs and they appeared to have released one album and one single. I decided to investigate further, as you do and headed over to Youtube where I found the video below which totally blew me away, what a tune. So I was back on Twitter asking Bobby if this had had a physical release as it did not appear on Discogs as part of the album listed or on the single. Sadly not was the response and was further informed that it was a Bluebells song that was never released by that band either. So I had to purchase the track from iTunes along with a rather good cover of the Arthur Alexander penned classic You Better Move On. I was also promptly back on Discogs purchasing a copy of the Young America cd.
In a further twist it appears that I already owned something by the band as when I played the two downloaded tracks in iTunes another track by the Poems was listed, a cover of 10:15 Saturday Night from the American Laundromat Just Like Heaven (A Tribute To The Cure) album.