The Poor Reissue Early EPs On iTunes

The Poor Reissue Early EPs On iTunes

February 21, 2012

Australia’s The Poor, best known for their hit “More Wine Waiter Please”, have reissued their early ‘Rude, Crude & Tattooed’ and ‘Underfed’ releases as an eight-song double EP through iTunes.

The band’s debut EP release, ‘Rude, Crude & Tattooed’, was virtually recorded live on a shoe string budget. From the opening line, “Well this one ay”, you know it’s going to be Aussie pub rock, in your face, no bullshit, straight to the point, rock’n’roll. “Right Trail”, the opening track, has the boys asking themselves the question, are they on they Right Trail? To an answer they so candidly knew, YES! The EP also contained the tracks “What I’d Do (To Get A Piece Of You)”, “Love Shot” and “Only The Night”, which would be the only song from this release to find it’s way onto their debut album, ‘Who Cares’. The EP was produced by Rick Brewster and Bob Spencer and co-managed by Brent Eccles and Gary Rabin.

In 1993, the band released their second EP ‘Underfed’, containing the tracks “Dirty Money”, “Ain’t On The Chain”, “Sex” and “Anger”. These songs had Poor written all over it. With constant touring, the EP was enough to bide their time, because in the artillery was a weapon for mass destruction, a song the band would all come to know and love. It was in the wings, like an accident waiting to happen. In mid 1993, the band recorded their debut album, ‘Who Cares’, at Festival Studios in Sydney and Montreal, Canada with English producer Paul Northfield. Due to an American Group with the same name, The Poor Boys became The Poor throughout the world. The name change was on the Right Trail; upfront, straight to the point and with a scope to appeal to a wider audience.

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