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Poison Idea – Record Collectors Are Pretentious Assholes EP (1984) CD Album

Band: Poison Idea

Album: Record Collectors Are Pretentious Assholes EP

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Music Genre: Punk Rock Hardcore

Label: Taang! Records

Release Country: Europe

Record Type: 12 Tracks CD 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). 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 (...)


12 Tracks
1 A.A.1:28
2 Legalize Freedom1:44
3 Cold Comfort1:12
4 Typical1:52
5 Thorn In My Side1:57
6 Laughing Boy1:38
7 Rubber Husband1:27
8 Right?3:30
9 Rich Get Richer1:20
10 Don't Like It Here1:45
11 Die On Your Knees2:43
12 Time To Go2:03

Recorded At Falcon Studios, Portland, Oregon, Aug. 14-18, 1984.

Lyrics printed inside the cover.

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