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Poison Girls - Chappaquiddick Bridge

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Poison Girls - Chappaquiddick Bridge LP + 7"

All The Madmen Distribution is pleased to offer a limited opportunity to purchase Water Wing Records' high quality, official reissue of Poison Girls' classic 1980 LP.

Remastered and available again on vinyl for the first time in more than 30 years in a deluxe "tip-on" gatefold sleeve with artwork coordinated by Poison Girls.   

Hex - WW11

Tracks: A; State Control (uncredited) / Another Hero / Hole In The Wall (Thisbe's Song) / Underbitch / Alienation // B; Pretty Polly / Good Time (I Didn't Know Sartre Played Piano) / Other / Daughters And Sons / Tender Love (uncredited) // C; Statement

CHAPPAQUIDDICK BRIDGE, Poison Girls' first full length LP, was originally released on Crass Records in 1980 featuring the same lineup as 1979's HEX, augmented by Nil on electric violin and with the same producer/engineer team of Penny Rimbaud and John Loder.

This record sees Poison Girls at their most experimental. The songs dig deeper into the connections between the personal and political. Starting with an uncredited version of ‘State Control’ (one of the bands punkiest crowd pleasers) done in an ‘unplugged’ style, and ending with the similarly stripped down ‘Tender Love’, this album broke all the rules of what a ’punk’ album should sound like.

The songs are long. There are extended sonic workouts and codas using synths, abused studio effects, electric violin, acoustic piano as well as ‘random’ electric guitar sounds and vocals. The mix has thundering drums up front that power the songs and help create a barrage of rich sound.The lyrics speak of love, power, sexual politics, war and peace and most things in between.

This is Vi at her most poetic, but with a razor sharp insight with no holding back. A truly original album.

Unless it was removed, lost or destroyed, the original Chappaquiddick Bridge LP came with a one-sided flexi disc containing the anthem "Statement". This reissue also includes "Statement" as a one-sided 7" vinyl single making a deluxe heavyweight package.