Poison Girls – HEX

27.00

Poison Girls were an English anarcho-punk band from Brighton. Vi Subversa, the front-woman, grew up in London during WWII and became part of the Soho anarchist scene of the 50s, and finally founded the band in the mid 70s, aged 40, with two children, living in Brighton. Vi, along with Richard Famous, Lance d’Boyle and Bernhardt Rebours released HEX in 1979. It was released with the help of Small Wonder (Bauhaus, The Cure, Crass), a local independent record label. Recorded at Southern Studios, produced by Penny Rimbaud, and engineered by John Loder, HEX is an extraordinary punk record which featured the group’s lineup that was to last for the following 2 years. Cameo appearances included Vi Subversa’s offspring Pete Fender and Gem Stone of Fatal Microbes and Eve Libertine of Crass. The album lays out the band’s concerns, in Vi’s searing lyrics, against a backdrop of deep, beautiful and sometimes scary music. Vi channels the anger and frustrations of any single mother living in what was (and still is) a mans’ world. The lyrics explore the expectations of normality, political correctness, pressures of conformity, pain and mental illness and the horrors of war. The music is diamond hard but with a tender edge, and the whole soundscape is overlaid with ‘found’ recordings of everyday life.

Label: Water Ring Records
Cat. # WW010

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