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Poison Idea: Feel the DarknessFeel the Darkness (1990)
Reviewer Rating: 5
Contributed by: Nick_VNick_V
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I was saddened to learn of the recent passing of Tom "Pig Champion" Roberts, the corpulent and charismatic guitarist for hardcore heavyweights Poison Idea, though I'm certainly proud of the music he left behind. A genre that he helped to create and sustain for future generations is now being tapped .
I was saddened to learn of the recent passing of Tom "Pig Champion" Roberts, the corpulent and charismatic guitarist for hardcore heavyweights Poison Idea, though I'm certainly proud of the music he left behind. A genre that he helped to create and sustain for future generations is now being tapped for the soundtracks to big budget movies and sporting events, and countless bands are raking in the dough by pedding diluted, market-friendly versions of his monster to teenagers in malls across America. Poison Idea was one of those bands of unsung heroes that went virtually unnoticed while more successful bands took elements of their style and broke through to mainstream audiences. The closest that Poison Idea's music has come to respectable exposure was when Pantera covered "The Badge" for the soundtrack to "The Crow" in 1994. Most people who bought that soundtrack all those years ago, myself included, thought the song was great, but never did any research into where it came from. As I rapidly grew bored with the stale platitudes of mainstream metal, I found out through a guy in a St. Louis record store that "The Badge" was a song by an old hardcore band from Portland, and my curiousity grew. I found this album in the "Punk" section a few years later and it still spins regularly while the soundtrack to Brandon Lee's last movie sits undisturbed and neglected in its plastic jewel case. I now feel obligated to explain why you should have this album.
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