Published Dec 15, 2011Early '80s hardcore aficionados will no doubt be able to rattle off tons of classic hardcore bands from New York, DC or L.A., but when asked about Portland, OR, there's generally only one band that comes to mind: Poison Idea. With much of their back catalogue out of print, Southern Lord Records is stepping in to give the trashy punk icons their just due via a large reissue campaign.
TKO Records already kicked off the tributary frenzy with some vinyl reissues, but 2012 will see Southern Lord covering Poison Idea's legacy via deluxe CD packages. All of the upcoming redos will feature extensive liner notes, rare photos and a remastering job courtesy of Jack Control.
First up is the Darby Crash Rides Again: The Early Years compendium. Set to be released January 31, the 29-song collection gathers the "100 percent previously unreleased" Boner's Kitchen demo from 1981, 1982's Darby Crash Rides Again demo, a 1983 radio performance, and a handful of cuts that didn't make it onto the group's Record Collectors Are Pretentious Assholes EP.
From there, the label will fill 2012 with the following rereleases: The Fatal Erection Years (Pick Your King/Record Collectors Are Pretentious Assholes), 1987's War All the Time, 1989's Ian MacKaye, 1990's Feel the Darkness, 1993's We Must Burn and 2006's Latest Will & Testament.