Monday, April 23, 2007

Bloom –Don’t Break This Heart

Bloom –Don’t Break This Heart/Can I Get You For The Night –Philips 6012 704 (1976 NL)

Don’t Break This Heart is a classic traditional Power Pop tune very much in a similar vein to The Poppees or Smyle. The cover also wears its classicism on its …sleeve and recalls The Scruffs’ LP. A couple of members of Bloom later reappeared as part of Bloem after merging with another Hilversum band Teenager. The main guy in Bloom/Bloem was Joost Timp, son of TV celebrity Mies Bouwman.

Click on title for full version of Don’t Break This Heart


Anonymous said...

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I looove your site. Will try to chat with you some day...

Robin Wills said...

Hi Pierre
Good to hear from you...apart for stating the obvious about my greatness, Pierre has this great 70s Power Pop site Bubblegum The Punk...Will add it to the links soon

Anonymous said...

Please be advised of a rare reel tape discovery in Los Angeles: the unreleased debut album of The Poppees. This 12-song tape includes 1 of the group's 2 singles on Bomp Records, "If She Cries." The songs are definitely performed by The Poppees and are not from their splinter period where they became the alternate group, The Boyfriends, or later with the formation of The Sorrows.

The Poppees tape was found with a stack of other reel tapes, apparently from a radio station, which included rare material by: Yard Trauma; The Brood; The Boss Martians; and others.

The tape is being researched for transfer and release---30-plus years later after the original recordings. The Poppees performances are found original and sparkling; fans will find their 3-decade wait was not in vain.

Standout tracks include ”Somebody Loves You” and “You’d Never Leave.”

Mark Matlock
Andromeda International Records