Those Poor Bastards

Join Share

108 members| 44 shouts

Leader: Death-Roots
Join Policy: Open
Created on: 12 May 2010
Dedicated to the Prophets of Country Doom.

Those Poor Bastards play miserable and primitive old-time gothic country music. Lonesome Wyatt (guitar, vocals) and The Minister (banjo, bass, etc) are both legally certified holiness preachers. If you're looking for slick, overproduced, commercial songs, you'd better cover your delicate little ears. Those Poor Bastards play it raw and they play it mean. Be a pal and support independent anti corporate country music.

Tribulation Recording Company proudly presents its first ever album-novel set! The book (sold separately) is entitled "The Terrible Tale of Edgar Switchblade," and tells the story of a religiously obsessed and mentally disturbed bounty hunter born with cloven hooves. Together with his faithful horse Old Red, they befriend and destroy werewolves, ghosts, prostitutes and other strange creatures.

The accompanying album, "Behold The Abyss," explores the themes of the novel and expands upon several key events. The instrumentation is sparse, broken and filled right up to the brim with misery and ugliness.

When combined, the book and album present a brutal and hopeless picture of humankind's lonely pursuit of spiritual and earthly desires.

Release date September 11, 2012.

Those Poor Bastards Official Website

Those Poor Bastards Official Myspace

Those Poor Bastards Official Facebook

2005.10.27 - Country Bullshit EP
2005.11.22 - Songs of Desperation
2007.02.22 - Hellfire Hymns
2008.03.11 - The Plague
2008.10.31 - Satan Is Watching
2009.10.31 - Abominations EP
2009.10.31 - Black Dog Yodel 7" (w/ Skelton)
2010.06.15 - Gospel Haunted
2010.06.15 - Gospel Outtakes 7"
2011.07.26 - Is This Hell? 7"
2012.09.11 - Behold the Abyss

Recent Journals

See all

Weekly Top Artists

This group has no charts. Group charts are calculated weekly for groups with more than 2 members.

Connected Artists


Leave a comment. Log in to or sign up.
  • Horse_Deceased

    Isn't it time to update the group description and pictures a bit?

    23 Mar 2015 Reply
  • CyberMusicLover

    Those Poor Bastards are amazing! I love them!

    23 Dec 2013 Reply
  • grinningmalice

    Also i have not read the terrible tale of edward switchblade yet, but I think the album stands just fine on it's own. When I do read it, and I will, I imagine it will only add to it, not "one can not enjoy one without the other" bullshit.

    18 Jan 2013 Reply
  • grinningmalice

    Before Sept. 11, I remember thinking "They are the greatest band in the world, but there is no way they can keep it up, this must be the album they start to loose it." Happy to say I was completely wrong. After a few listens I think it is not quite up to The Plague or Gospel Haunted (my personal fav.) but will be remembered as a damn fine album and worthy of being counted among their best.

    18 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Horse_Deceased

    My Beautiful Knife, Phantom Pool, He of Cloven Hoof are definitely my least favorites. My Beautiful Knife has at least a great vocal melody.

    16 Jan 2013 Reply
  • itsmysandwich

    Everything is Temporary, Your Faith Shall be Tested, Beautiful Knife, Phantom Pool, He of Cloven Hoof, Thee End, Robe of Scarlet Thread - the album is damn solid. So many fantastic tracks and it gets better with each listen.

    31 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Dustache

    Okay, perhaps my words were a little too harsh. The album gets better with every listen. A Robe of Scarlet Thread is the greatest, I claim.

    3 Oct 2012 Reply
  • Dustache

    Well.. the new album is a huge let down. There are only a couple good songs, the rest is so so. The whole thing sounds too much Heartsick + Gospel Haunted, lacks a sound of its own. The lyrics aren't as clever as in previous albums, music is overdone. It's a good album, but nothing marvelous.

    23 Sep 2012 Reply
  • InspMalone

    "A Lovely Coffin" one of my all time favourite songs!

    29 Aug 2012 Reply
  • skinhead81


    6 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Dustache

    let's vote this up

    19 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Dustache

    If the world was just, Lonesome Wyatt would already be a legend.

    18 Nov 2011 Reply
  • hexcrasher

    I can't believe this group doesn't have more people by now.

    16 Nov 2011 Reply
  • CountreeJen

    Question: Are the "Connections" just a list of bands that influenced Those Poor Bastards? Or do they actually have something to do with the connected artists?

    24 Jun 2011 Reply
  • traqua89

    Fans of this magnificant group, if you also like Hank III, join our group

    1 Jan 2011 Reply
  • vileone

    The Minister was commited to Mendota!

    29 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Xucatlan

    Terrible band, horrible music... It's impossible to don't love them.

    20 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Kumslinger

    Hey Jimmy, can you take a look at this here automobile?

    10 Jul 2010 Reply
  • Madame-B-

    Buy them all! You'll never find anything like that again! Terrible always!

    8 Jul 2010 Reply
  • paaj

    Got the new LP + CD today. Great!

    17 Jun 2010 Reply
  • All 44 shouts