VARIOUS ARTISTS: Hangover Heartattack – A Tribute to Poison Idea: CD

Well if you just can’t help yourself and you find you just have to put a tribute record out, go whole hog, which is just what the people responsible for this Poison Idea tribute have done. Sure, the covers are great (thanks to Rat Bastards, Ratos de Porao, Agrotoxico, Paintbox, Kill Your Idols, Calibre 12 and a bunch of others), but the love directed at the band is really evident in the thick-ass booklet that accompanies this, which includes pictures, old interviews, Jerry A.’s 1991 tour diary, and a personal reminiscence or two on why this band was so important. Slagging this off as another pointless tribute would be like shooting fish in a barrel, but it’s so obvious that those who put this together have their hearts in the right place. You can’t help but feel great respect for ‘em, ‘cause it’s patently obvious they’re fans more than anything else. Recommended. 

 –jimmy (Havoc)