It’s a shame that Poison Idea’s Mating Walruses VHS tends to go under a lot of people’s radar. Released in 1990, this is a damn solid document of their existence from 82-89, arguably their golden years ,and shortly before they’d start cracking under the pressures of drug abuse and morbid obesity.
What you get here is pretty meat and potatoes Poison Idea. You can catch a glimpse of what it was like when they still ripped up the stage, and avoid what ever horror stories you’ve heard about their current live show. Some of their best tracks are present, with assorted riot footage and fat guy tomfoolery edited throughout. I don’t know why watching Pig Champion hang out in a diner is so enjoyable, but it is.
East coasters can catch the kings of punk at next month’s Power of the Riff festival in Brooklyn. We aren’t getting our hopes too high, but we’ll be there.Tweet