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Southern Lord announces new Poison Idea reissue

Official press release: The newest in a series of reissues from Portland's Poison Idea via Southern Lord has been confirmed. Following the reissue of Darby Crash Rides Again early this year, the next in line comes in the form of PI's The Fatal Erection Years; featuring forty-five raw, filthy nasty tracks from one of the most indisputably influential American hardcore/punk bands of all time. Poison Idea's official debut release was 1983's short, lo-fi blast of punk/hardcore fury, the Pick Your King EP. The infamous jacket featured a "choice" of two kings, Jesus (front cover) and Elvis Presley (back cover). It was released on the bands own Fatal Erection label. In 1984, the band released the Record Collectors Are Pretentious Assholes 12" (the cover, featuring guitarist Pig Champion's substantial vinyl collection). The record found the band incorporating subtle heavy rock elements into their music which was further honed on their contribution to the 1985 Drinking Is Great compilation 7" with the track "Laughing Boy." Both Record Collectors... and Drinking... were also self-released on Fatal Erection Records. By this time (84-85), Poison Idea was in full swing and were perfecting their signature wall of sound: a raging punk attack. In cooperation with the band and TKO Records, Southern Lord is honored to release the CD version of The Fatal Erection Years. This compilation collects the Pick Your King 7", Record Collectors Are Pretentious Assholes LP, and 4 compilation tracks from the era. Exclusive to this CD version, is the entire live set from the band at their best in Portland circa 1983. Live at the Met features 19 live, raw punk blasts and effectively brings this essential archival document to a raucous, destructive end. The audio has been remastered and restored by Jack Control (World Burns to Death, Severed Head of State), and the poster/booklet contains liner notes from Poison Idea vocalist Jerry A, and tons of photos, flyers and more from the band's early days. A must have for the die-hard fans and any fan of true hardcore, punk rock! The Fatal Erection Years will see North American release on August 14th, just two weeks before Poison Idea will storm the two-day The Power Of The Riff East in Brooklyn the same night as Agnostic Front, Pentagram, Negative Approach, Xibalba and more! Southern Lord will continue to reissue seminal Poison Idea releases over the coming months including War All The Time, Ian Mackaye, Feel The Darkness, We Must Burn and Last Will & Testament. Stay tuned. The Fatal Erection Years track listing: Pick Your King: 01. Think Twice 02. It's An Action 03. This Thing Called Progress 04. In My Headache 05. Underage 06. Self Abuse 07. Cult Band 08. Last One 09. Pure Hate 10. Castration 11. (I Hate) Reggae 12. Give It Up 13. Think Fast Record Collector Are Pretentious Assholes: 14. A.A. 15. Legalize Freedom 16. Cold Comfort 17. Thorn In My Side 18. Rubber Husband 19. Rich Get Richer 20. Don't Like It Here 21. Time To Go Compilation Tracks: 22. Laughing Boy 23. Typical 24. Die On Your Knees 25. I Got A Right Live At The Met, Portland 1983: 26. Dance Of Rage Live 83 27. This Thing Called Progress Live 83 28. In My Headache Live 83 29. Self Abuse Live 83 30. Slam Dance Jam Live 83 31. It's An Action Live 83 32. Think Fast Live 83 33. Think Twice Live 83 34. Come Out Fighting Live 83 35. Castration Live 83 36. M.I.A. Live 83 37. Pure Hate Live 83 38. My Hard-On Withers In Your Face Live 83 39. Underage Live 83 40. Give It Up Live 83 41. Bounce The Rubble Live 83 42. All Right Live 83 43. Louie Louie Live 83 44. (I Hate) Reggae Live 83 45. Marked For Life Live 83

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