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Poison Idea

Nihilistic Portland, OR, hardcore outfit Poison Idea was formed in 1980 by frontman Jerry A., guitarist Tom Roberts, bassist Chris Tense, anddrummer Dean Johnson. The group debuted three years later with the EP Pick Your King, cramming 13 songs into a 16-minute time frame; theRecord Collectors Are Pretentious Assholes EP followed in 1985, fine-tuning the band's blistering sound and fatalistic worldview. Thanks to theirnotoriously insatiable diet of drugs, alcohol, and junk food, the members of Poison Idea all ballooned past the 300-pound mark by the time ofthe 1986 full-length Kings of Pun ...read more

Nihilistic Portland, OR, hardcore outfit Poison Idea was formed in 1980 by frontman Jerry A., guitarist Tom Roberts, bassist Chris Tense, anddrummer Dean Johnson. The group debuted three years later with the EP Pick Your King, cramming 13 songs into a 16-minute time frame; theRecord Collectors Are Pretentious Assholes EP followed in 1985, fine-tuning the band's blistering sound and fatalistic worldview. Thanks to theirnotoriously insatiable diet of drugs, alcohol, and junk food, the members of Poison Idea all ballooned past the 300-pound mark by the time ofthe 1986 full-length Kings of Punk, with Roberts -- who now tipped the scales at an impressive 450 pounds -- rechristening himself Pig Championin honor of the occasion. Tense and Johnson were then dismissed from the lineup, although the former returned in time for 1987's War All theTime, recorded with second guitarist Eric "Vegetable" Olsen and drummer Steve "Thee Slayer Hippy" Hanford; Tense was then replaced bybassist Mondo for 1988's Filthkick EP. Both the Darby Crash Rides Again and Ian MacKaye EPs followed a year later, another period of rostertumult which made way for the addition of guitarist Kid Cocksman (soon replaced by Aldine Striknine) and bassist Myrtle Tickner. Poison Ideareturned in 1990 with Feel the Darkness, with a series of live releases (the Official Bootleg EP, the Live in Vienna EP, and the Dutch Courage LP)preceding 1992's Blank Blackout. A collaboration with Jeff Dahl appeared a year later, concurrent with the covers album Pajama Party;however, in the wake of Pig Champion's subsequent departure Poison Idea disbanded, releasing their June 6, 1993, farewell gig at Portland's LaLuna as Pig's Last Stand.

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LPs
Confuse & Conquer
2015

3.3
2 Votes
Latest Will and Testament
2006

4.1
4 Votes
We Must Burn
1993

Blank Blackout Vacant
1992

Dutch Courage
1991

Feel the Darkness
1990

4
66 Votes
War All The Time
1987

Kings of Punk
1986

4.4
6 Votes
EPs
Filthkick
1988

Pick Your King
1983

4
31 Votes
Live Albums
Pig's Last Stand
1996

Your Choice Live Series
1995

Compilations
Darby Crash Rides Again: The Early Years
01/31/2012

4.3
2 Votes

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