2LP Poison Idea – Kings Of Punk
Tracks A1-B6 are the “Kings Of Punk” LP, originally released on Pusmort Records in 1986.
LP tracks recorded at Falcon Studios, Portland, OR, in November 1985.
Fold out cover contains photos and lyrics on the inside.
Tracks C1-C3 recorded live at the Pine Street Theatre, Portland, OR, on October 16, 1984.
Tracks C4-C6 recorded live at the Satyricon, Portland, OR, on December 28, 1985.
Tracks D1-D6 recorded live at the Pine Street Theatre, Portland, OR, on January 31, 1986.
Live recordings previously unreleased and courtesy of the archive of Jeffery Larson.
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.