Year:  1979
Country:  UK
City:  Brighton
Label:  Crass Records
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  10
Time:  36 min.
Lyrical themes:  anarchism, pacifism
Genre:  rock
Style:         Post Punk

Poison Girls are right at the spittle-thick heart of Britain’s ‘anarcho-punk’ convulsions between 1979 and 1985. They never bothered the radio waves very much, even John Peel refusing to give them a session. But, looking back, Poison Girls were a band so far ahead of the game that the rest of rock 'n' roll have been playing catch-up ever since. They were scarcely punk either. It’s just that punk's temporary levelling of the landscape gave them space to break through. Their singer, Vi Subversa, was already a woman in her forties, a mother of two. She successfully broke every rock’n’roll mould that came to hand. A middle-aged, militant feminist, peacenik, anti fascist, anti capitalist punk! The band is still active making live concerts but no studio albums... at the moment. Its style move from punk to gothic to avantgarde with lyrics strongly politics. This debut album was concived through label "Small Wonder Records", a british independent record label owned and managed by Pete Stennett in the early 1980s. It operated out of a record shop of the same name in Walthamstow, London. The shop / record label was name-checked in The Clash's song "Hitsville UK" with the line 'when lightning hits SMALL WONDER, it's fast rough factory trade'.
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"chappaquiddick bridge"
Year:  1980
Country:  UK
City:  London
Label:  Crass
Format:  CD , LP , cassette
Tracks:  14
Time:  40 min.
Lyrical themes:  anarchism, pacifism
Genre:  rock
Style:         Post Punk

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