Band Name: Poison Idea
Music Album: Your Choice Live Series
Album Release Date: December 1995
Music Genre: Punk Rock Hardcore
Record Label: Your Choice Records
Album Release Country: Germany
Music Record Type: 13 Tracks Vinyl LP
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 (...)
|A1||Hangover Heart Attack||3:11|
|A2||In Order To Live||2:49|
|A4||Alain's On Fire||5:07|
|A6||Feel The Darkness||5:42|
|B2||Cop An Attitude||2:22|
|B4||Come Ass You Are||1:32|
Red color vinyl. Includes label insert and 7 different postcards.
Recorded at the Melkweg in Amsterdam 19 May 1993.
Mixed 20 May 1993 at "Stilteloos" in Amsterdam.
℗ Your Choice/ 1995 Semaphore Productions B. V.
© Poison Idea
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