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Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Poison 13- Wine Is Red,Poison Is Blue- Twisted Blues Punk Rock
Out of the ashes of Austin's premier punk band the Big Boys, came Poison 13. Their recorded output came out in 1984-85 on small independent labels, and this release collects all of the good stuff on one disc. I never got to see them play live. I was unlucky, and they did not tour the area I lived in. But I've heard of their shows as being legendary. Huge events where everyone in the band pretty much went nuts onstage, and so the audience would also go nuts. I always loved their songs. Odd covers like Codine written by Buffy St. Marie, When I Was Young, the Animals' chestnut, A Troggs cover-Strange Movies, and the best yet, a cover of The Pleasure Seekers, What A Way To Die. Even taking stabs at Joy Division, The Sonics, and some older rockabilly numbers like Love Me. What band can play these songs and do it well? These guys! Everything sounds a little damaged too, not perfect, and I like that sound. This release also features some unreleased things, and for that reason alone,well worth tracking down. They are part of the rich history of Austin Texas bands, and even played shows regularly with Roky Erickson. What a cool trainwreck those shows must have been. Here's the tracks; it's at least, fun! 1. One Step Closer 2. Seventh Son 3. My Biggest Mistake 4. Spoonful 5. Out On The Streets 6. Big City Lights 7. Die For Me 8. Codine 9. Grip On My Heart 10. Justice 11. When I Was Young 12. Blank Generation 13. Hellbound Train 14. First You Dream,And Then You Die, 15. Strange Movies 16. Can't Cry 17. Parchman Farm 18. She's The One 19. What A Way To Die 20. I'm Dangerous Tonight 21. Love Me 22. Strychnine 23. Warsaw http://rapidshare.com/files/129792950/Poison_13-Wine_Is_Red__Poison_Is_Blue.rar.html