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Poison Idea – Plastic Bomb / We Got The Beat (1989) Cassette Album

Band: Poison Idea

Album: Plastic Bomb / We Got The Beat

Release Date:

Music Genre: Punk Rock Hardcore

Label: Not On Label (Poison Idea Self-released)

Release Country: United States

Record Type: 2 Tracks Cassette Album

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). Chris "Tense" replaced Glen on bass by the time of their 1983 debut EP, Pick Your King, a classic and arguably the best hardcore record ever released. Its subsequent followup, Record Collectors are Pretentious Assholes featured Pig Champion's substantial collection on the cover, and were both 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 wi (...)


2 Tracks
A Plastic Bomb
B We Got The Beat

Advance cassingle, self-released by Poison Idea in a limited edition of 200 copies. Labels are black and white, some copies were hand-colored with different color markers.

Recorded 5/6/1989

Also exists as a bootleg 7" and later the songs were officially released as one of the records in the Official Bootleg 2x7".

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