Poison Girls - POISON GIRLS

Formed: Brighton, East Sussex, England, UK

Poison Girls - POISN GIRLS

Poison Girls 1984

BAND MEMBERS (IT'S TOO COMPLICATED DOING LINEUPS!):

PERMANENT MEMBERS    
Vi Subversa (real name Frances Sokolov Sansom) 1976-1989 Lead vocals, guitar. Also played two gigs in reunited Poison Girls in 1995
Richard Famous 1976-1989 Guitar, vocals. Also played two gigs in reunited Poison Girls in 1995
     
BASSISTS:    
Bella Donna

1976-1977

Also played two gigs in reunited Poison Girls in 1995. Contrary to certain reports, she is NOT Honey Bane!
Scotty Boy Barker 1978  
Pete Fender (real name Daniel Sansom) 1978 Vi's son. Released a solo single in 1980. Also played in 'Fatal' Microbes, Rubella Ballet and Omega Tribe etc
Bernhardt Rebours 1978-1981 Also played Synthesizer. His last show with the band was released as Total Exposure. Also played two gigs in reunited Poison Girls in 1995
Nil 1981-1982 Nil was the group's sound person, too
Pete Fender 1982 Guested on LP Number 3, Where's The Pleasure
Chris Grace 1982-1983 Also played two gigs in reunited Poison Girls in 1995
Mark Dunn 1983-1984  
Martin Heath 1984 Also harmonica and steel guitar
Pete Fender 1984 Back for a third stint
Max Volume 1985-1989  
Andy 1989  
     
DRUMMERS:    
Lance d'Boyle 1976-1984 Also played two gigs in reunited Poison Girls in 1995
Agent Orange 1985-1989 Also played two gigs in reunited Poison Girls in 1995
     
SYNTHESISERS:    
Cynth Ethics (real name Sian Daniels) 1983 -1985 Also piano and backing vocals
     
OTHER GUESTS    
Eve Libertine 1979-1981 Additional vocals. Also in Crass
Nil 1979-1981 Tapes. Played bass in 1982-1983
Gem Stone (real name Gemma Sansom) 1981 Vocals. Vi's daughter, Also played in 'Fatal' Microbes and Rubella Ballet
Tom "Tom" Barwood 1983-1989 Sound
     


 

DISCOGRAPHY

Singles / Albums

Poison Girls - 'Fatal' Microbes / Poison Girls Poison Girls - Hex Poison Girls - Poison Girls / Crass Poison Girls - Chappaquiddick Bridge Poison Girls - All Systems Go
'Fatal' Microbes / Poison Girls
(12", split, 1979)
Hex (12", 1979) Poison Girls / Crass
(7”, split, 1980)
Chappaquiddick Bridge
(LP+7", 1980)
All Systems Go
(7", 1980)
Poison Girls - Total Exposure Poison Girls - Where's The Pleasure Poison Girls - One Good Reason Poison Girls - Are You Happy Now Poison Girls - 7 Year Scratch (77284)
Total Exposure
(LP, 1981)
Where's The Pleasure (LP, 1982) One Good Reason
(7", 1983)
Are You Happy Now (7"/12", 1983) 7 Year Scratch (77284) (2xLP, 1984)
Poison Girls - I'm Not A Real Woman Poison Girls - Songs Of Praise Poison Girls - The Price Of Grain And The Price Of Blood    
I'm Not A Real Woman
(7"/12", 1984)
Songs Of Praise
(LP, 1985)
The Price Of Grain And The Price Of Blood
(12", 1985)
   

Extraneous Releases

Poison Girls - Bully Boys Poison Girls - Real Woman Poison Girls - Statement Poison Girls - Their Finest Moments Poison Girls - Poisonous
Bully Boys / Pretty Polly (7", flexi, 1980) Real Woman
(CD, 1995)
Statement
(4xCD, 1995)
Their Finest Moments (CD, 1997) Poisonous
(2xCD, 1998)

Demos / Tapes

Poison Girls - Live Pier Ballroom Poison Girls / Rubella Ballet (Tape, split, 1982) Crass/ Poison Girls - Anarchy Live Tape Poison Girls - Pollen Festival Poison Girls - Live 100 Club
Live Pier Ballroom
(Tape, 1982)
Poison Girls / Rubella Ballet (Tape, split, 1982) Anarchy Live (Tape, split with Crass, 1982) Pollen Festival
(Tape, 1988)
Live 100 Club
(Tape, 1998)
Poison Girls - Daughters & Sons Poison Girls - Political Love      
Daughters & Sons (Tape, 2004) Political Love
(Tape, 2004)
     

Various Artists

Labels Unlimited - The Second Record Collection UK LP 1979 (Cherry Red): Closed Shop

Wargasm UK LP 1982 (Pax): Statement

Who? What? Why? When? Where? UK LP 1984 (Mortarhate): The Offending Article

Dig This: A Tribute To The Great Strike UK LP 1985 (Forward Sounds International): Cry / Voodoo Pappadollar

1984 And All That... UK Tape 1980s (no label): Dirty Work

This Is The A.L.F. UK LP 1990 (Mortarhate): The Offending Article

A-Sides (Part 1. 1979/1982) UK CD 1992 (Crass): Promenade Immortelle

Anti-State: Anarcho Punk Compilation Vol. 2 UK CD 2005 (Overground): Bully Boys

Links

OFFICIAL POISON GIRLS- Great site with bio, photos, downloads and articles

MYSPACE - Fanpage

POISON GIRLS DISCOGRAPHY

LYRICS ARCHIVE AND ARTICLE

KILL YOUR PET PUPPY - Has lots of stuff, including this

ALL MUSIC GUIDE

 

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