Wednesday, 28 May 2008

POISON IDEA interview uploaded from Suburban Voice #27...

To round off this weeks poll question (Best Poison Idea LP), here is an interview with Pig Champion and Jerry A from Suburban Voice # 27 (1989). By the way, I voted 'Feel The Darkness' in the poll, but it was a close toss-up between that, 'War All The Time' and 'Kings Of Punk'...If we were talking all their records and 'Pick Your King' was included, I'd probably implode with indecisiveness.

I'll no doubt write about Poison Idea many times on this blog in the future, so I'll keep it fairly short. They're one of my all time favourite bands, and are probably one of yours too (if you have any sense). Basically, they have to be the longest running hardcore punk band to have consistently put of great records, changing and evolving their sound in the process, and never turning into total shit like so many others eventually did (Agnostic Front anyone?). Even their last record recorded before Pig Champion passed away, 'Latest Will and Testament', while not a classic, was a fine addition to their discography.

Also, I'd like to show my appreciation for 'We Must Burn', an underrated album if ever there was one. You can really hear the Dead Boys/Thunders influence, and I'm probably alone in preferring it to 'Black Blackout Vacant'... By the way, if you don't like later PI albums (Feel The Darkness onwards), you're just an idiot. Get off my blog.

Interviews with Jerry A are always excellent. This one, typed-up on Kill From The Heart, is especially great, and I recommend you read it if you haven't already...

Poison Idea also led me to discover the almighty GISM through their covers of 'Endless Blockade For The Pussyfooter' and 'Death Agonies Screams'. Note Jerry's leather jacket on the back cover of 'War All The Time', with the GISM logo painted on the back...

They were also into the great Bukowski, before all the hip students tarnished his name...

P.S. Al Quint who does Suburban Voice currently publishes it online, so support him and his great blog!

P.P.S. Interview with WASTED TIME coming soon.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

thanks man

could you please post the link to the last 2 pages, i can't get the bigger pictures

poison idead fuck yeah greatest band ever (well, one of)

cheers - matt

RobxT said...

Fixed!

Anonymous said...

thanks a lot! - matt

Patrick said...

The Kings of Punk!

I agree about the later albums, I think Feel The Darkness is their best work ever!

Al said...

Kings of Punk is the best album IMHO... --Al/SV zine

ps... awesome you uploaded this.