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Poison Idea – Ian MacKaye (1988) Vinyl LP Reissue

Band: Poison Idea

Album: Ian MacKaye

Release Date:

Music Genre: Punk Rock Hardcore

Label: In Your Face Records (2)

Release Country: United Kingdom

Record Type: 6 Tracks Vinyl LP Reissue

Poison Idea was started in 1980 in Portland, Oregon, by vocalist Jerry A. (Lang). Within a year, the band had a solid lineup with drummer Dean Johnson, guitarist Tom Roberts (aka Pig Champion), and bassist Glen Estes. The band was motivated by the Germs and Black Flag, and took their musical cues from bands such as Discharge and SOA. Pushing the speed limits of contemporary punk rock, they played raw and angry hardcore the likes of which had rarely been heard before (or since). Their 1983 debut EP, Pick Your King, is a classic and arguably the best hardcore record ever released. Its subsequent followup, Record Collectors are Pretentious Assholes (featuring Pig Champion's substantial collection on the cover), saw Chris "Tense" replacing Glen on bass. Both were put out on the Fatal Erection label, run by Pig Champion and Malcom Conover from Eugene, Oregon.

In 1986, Poison Idea released the aptly titled Kings of Punk LP on Pushead's Pusmort label. By this time, the band's sound had changed from manic, breakneck thrash, to a more driving, Motorhead-influenced attack - losing none of their intensity, anger, or nihilism. In the next few years, Poison Idea's lineup (mainly the rhythm section) changed several times. 1987's War All the Time was somewhat of a misstep - nowhere near as powerful as their previous output - although the two EPs released the next year both had good material.

By 1989, Poison Idea seemed to pull it together; after trouble with reco (...)


6 Tracks
A1 Hangover Heartattack
A2 Drug Revival
A3 Ballad Of A Pre-Op
B1 Getting The Fear
B2 4 A.M.
B3 Burned For The Last Time

Reissue of the 'Get Loaded And Fuck' cassette, which compiled the 'Filthkick E.P.' 7" EP (minus one track, 'New Rose'), 'Getting The Fear' 12" and 1 new track (B3 'Burned For The Last Time').

150 numbered copies exist with uncensored sleeve sized sticker.

All songs recorded at Sound Impressions.

Some copies included an 'In Your Face Records' info sheet.

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