Poison Idea

Poison Idea

The Accused AD, Acid Teeth, Victim's Panel

Sat, September 21, 2019

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm (event ends at 1:00 am)

$15.00 - $20.00

This event is 21 and over

Poison Idea
Poison Idea
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. Its subsequent followup, Record Collectors are Pretentious Assholes (featuring Pig Champion's substantial collection on the cover), saw Chris "Tense" replacing Glen on bass. Both were put out on the Fatal Erection label, run by Pig Champion and Malcom Conover from Eugene, Oregon.

In 1986, Poison Idea released the aptly titled Kings of Punk LP on Pushead's Pusmort label. By this time, the band's sound had changed from manic, breakneck thrash, to a more driving, Motorhead-influenced attack - losing none of their intensity, anger, or nihilism. In the next few years, Poison Idea's lineup (mainly the rhythm section) changed several times. 1987's War All the Time was somewhat of a misstep - nowhere near as powerful as their previous output - although the two EPs released the next year both had good material.

By 1989, Poison Idea seemed to pull it together; after trouble with record companies and distributors in the past, they started their own label, American Leather, and began by reissuing their 1982 demo. The band recorded the excellent Discontent 7" and also found their most stable lineup in years: Jerry A., Pig Champion, Myrtle Tickner, and Thee Slayer Hippie (although the second guitarist seemed to switch between "Mondo" and Aldine Strichnine). In 1990, Poison Idea released the classic Feel the Darkness LP, successfully combining (where so, so many others had failed) the best elements of hardcore and hard rock for a dark, powerful sound.
In the next three years, Poison Idea put out several more records - two more full-lengths, a string of 7"s, and an LP collection of all covers. When Pig Champion decided to leave the band in 1993, Poison Idea called it quits. However, a few years later in 1996, the band briefly reformed and recorded a 7" for Taang!, who also reissued (again) most of their early catalog. An aborted tour in 1997 saw another breakup, but Poison Idea is currently back together again playing local shows, and has recently toured the US and Europe

Past Members:
Jerry A - Vocals
Eric "Vegetable" Olson - Guitar
Brandon Bentley - Guitar
Chris "Spider" Carey - Bass
Mickey Widmer - Drums
Tom "Pig Champion" Roberts - Guitar
Chris Tense - Bass
Glen Estes - Bass
Dean Johnson - Drums
Jim Taylor - Guitar
Charles "Myrtle Tickner" Nims - Bass
Steve "Thee Slayer Hippy" Hanford - Drums
Craig "Mondo" Lower - Guitar, Bass
Kid Cocksman - Guitar
Aldine Strichnine - Guitar
Matt Brainard - Guitar
Andy "Joe Spleen" Kessler - Guitar
Rawbo Knox - Bass
Chris Cuthbert - Drums
Jeff Walters - Guitar
Natalie Lucio - bass
Gordon Scholl - Drums
Nathan "Skinny" Richardson - Drums
The Accused AD
The Accused AD
If you like hardcore and metal. You have a warm spot for good old days. You probably liked the Accused from Seattle. Considered to be one of the top ten crossover bands of the 80’s. With just one original member the real accused is still plugging along. But the rest of the guys from the band still wanted to play the old songs. So what did they do? Formed the accused AD (formerly known as martha’s revenge), “the West Coast’s Premiere Accused tribute band. That’s right: the other guys from the band formed an Impersonation act of their own band.
This time around the accused AD will be playing songs off of the Combat Records Release “More fun than an open casket funeral”. To commemorate the 30 year anniversary of the release.
Acid Teeth
Acid Teeth
Acid Teeth is a punk rock quartet from Seattle, Washington.
Features members from Northwest Punk Veterans: RC5 / Go Like Hell / The Triple Sixes / Plaster
Genre: Punk / Post Hardcore / Pop Punk
Venue Information:
2803 6th Avenue
Tacoma, WA, 98406