In truth, there are countless bands who could rightly lay claim to the title Kings Of Punk, but few could have held onto it for a long as Poison Idea and fewer still could have worn that battered crown quite so well. But heavy, as the saying goes, is the head that wears the crown. Indeed, heavy is the band that wears the crown. In more ways than one. Poison Idea were never a band to do anything by half measures and holding onto that title came at an equally heavy price.
This long-awaited documentary is a wild ride that takes in the entire history of this most dysfunctional of bands, from before their formation in Portland, Oregon in 1980 to their final show in January 2017. Includes fascinating interviews with pretty much everyone who ever played for the band – a long list in itself – along with the likes of the Melvins, Fat Mike from NOFX, and many others. In short, it’s a must-have for any self-respecting fan.
DVD includes extra added bonuses such as a concert poster gallery, movie extra interview footage and a full length running commentary track with director Mike Lastra and Poison Idea singer, Jerry A.