Sunday, February 03, 2008

POISON IDEA: Kings of Punk (CD) @320kbps

Poison Idea was formed in 1980 by vocalist Jerry A. (aka Jerry Lang). The initial lineup consisted of Jerry A., Chris Tense (guitar), Glen Estes (bass), and Dean Johnson (drums). Inspired by Black Flag and other early Southern California hardcore acts, they were further influenced by Discharge and Los Angeles's the Germs. Germs singer Darby Crash's influence on singer Jerry A.—vocally, lyrically, and philosophically—was monumental, and Poison Idea followed the Germs’ extremist punk ethic. Tense, who previously had played with Jerry in a group called the Stand, was replaced within a year by Tom "Pig Champion" Roberts (guitar), formerly of the Imperialist Pigs. With the release of 1986’s aptly titled Kings of Punk LP, Poison Idea had fully moved beyond the breakneck hardcore of their early records to a potent, driving and ultimately more intricate and sophisticated hardcore/hard rock fusion that incorporated the foot-tapping accessibility and masculine swagger of hard rock without sacrificing the power and viciousness of hardcore. The album is venerated as one of the greatest hardcore recordings of the '80s, and some regard it as the band’s finest hour.

1. lifetyles
2. short fuse
3. god not god
4. ugly american
5. subtract
6. cop an attitude
7. death wish kids
8. made to be broken
9. tormented imp
10. one by one
11. out of the picture
12. extra track

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stogref said...

Just gotta thank you for this little jewel piece, another damn cool share!

Maxi said...

Cheers for this one :)

Novemberer said...

Thanks for this, my copy's stashed away at my folks' house & I woke up this morning with a REAL hankering to hear it. Still sounds fantastic! Don't 'spose you have the equally great Pick Your King Ep do you? Thanks again... x