"KINGS OF PUNK"
SOUTHERN LORD has continue to re-issue the Portland Oregon, Punk legends
POISON IDEA's albums. This time around they have re-issued the 1986 LP "KINGS OF
PUNK". These guys were legends in the '80's and especially in the skateboard
community. I remember many of days skateboarding with my friends and listening to
these guys amongst many other Punk greats. POISON IDEA play a very raw in your
face D.I.Y. style of Punk Rock that mixes in influences from the '70's as well as the '80's.
They mesh their sound with some heavy Hardcore elements as well, especially in the
guitars. I love these guys and this is them in their prime. There is also some live tracks on
this album that captures POISON IDEA at their best from '84-'86. I never got to see
them live back in the '80's so I guess this would be the next best thing huh? For all those
little Punk Rockers out there today who think they are bad ass Punks, you need to pick
this album up and hear where a lot of the whole Hardcore / Punk Rock movement in the
United States started. I was there for most of it, but it's great to go back and revisit it over
and over again. POISON IDEA is by far one of the greatest in their genre from that era. A
must for fans of DISCHARGE, THE GERMS & BLACK FLAG. Punks Not Dead! Oi!