One of the major downsides of running a music blog is the continuous and never-ending pressure to find and celebrate new music. Don’t get us wrong – there’s a hellaload of great new stuff coming out damn near every day – but sometimes it just gets so goddamn exhausting. Sometimes you just want to throw your hands up and listen to music that the power and influence of which is already cemented in the firmament of rock’n’roll. Sometimes you just want to listen to music guaranteed to make you want to smash stuff up.
This is where Poison Idea’s forthcoming re-releases come in.
If your knowledge of Poison Idea begins and ends with Pantera’s cover of ‘The Badge’, we suggest you educate yourself on them ASA-fucking-P. Needless to say, this is a band you need to have in your life, which makes the series of Poison Idea re-releases that Southern Lord and TKO Records are going to be putting out throughout 2012 even more essential. It all kicks off on January 30, with Darby Crash Rides Again: The Early Years, with later re-releases in the series are slated to include The Fatal Erection Years (Pick Your King/Record Collectors are Pretentious Assholes), War All The Time, Ian Mackaye, Feel The Darkness, We Must Burn and Last Will & Testament.
All of the re-releases are reportedly going to have previously unreleased material on them, which is more than enough of a reason to convince us to buy some of these records all over again. For the time being, it was enough to encourage us to make a Spotify Slaylist of some of our favourite Poison Idea tracks.
Spotify is available to most of Western Europe and the USA for free – though obviously you’re better off shelling out either £5 or £10 a month for one of Spotify’s premium packages, as then you can listen to our Slaylists without having them interrupted by adverts. For our readers in countries not currently serviced by Spotify….sorry.
Watch Poison Idea play ‘Marked for Life’ live in 1983:
What other bands do you think are in desperate need of some well-timed re-releases? Drop us a comment down below.