Poison Girls – Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London, WC1 – 1979

Old Tarts Song / Ideologically Unsound / Crisis / Persons Unknown / Political Love / Jump Mama Jump

Good Times / S.S. Snoopers / Under The Doctor / Reality Attack / Bremen Song

Poison Girls were always great, and absolutely any excuse to upload them here on KYPP. This tape is mixing desk quality, but with ageing is not as crystal clear as it should be, but it is still pretty damn good. Not quite sure which Conway Hall gig it was, as they performed at the venue at least three times in 1979.

Great stuff as always from The Poison Girls. Indebted to Chris Low for the tape.

Collage from Impossible Dream fanzine.

  1. luggy
    April 18, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    I found a link to this from the excellent blog that the Dave Goodman single was on. All the Satellites recorded output:


    Shame none of it sounds as good as they did live, very wimpy production but good to hear the songs again.

  2. Nick Hydra
    Nick Hydra
    June 8, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    I have a tape of the Conflict set at the Iberico with Rubella, I’m in the process of converting all my old tapes to digital so will email a link when I’ve uploaded it.

    I remember Assasins of Hope playing with Amsterdamned (this was upstairs before the gigs moved to the ground floor), not sure if it’s the same gig though, it’s a looong time ago…

    The Conflict/ Rubella gig had a dreadful sound – guitar amp malfuntion, but ‘1824 Overture’ is absolutely fantastic – Colin shouting “This one’s for everyone, don’t matter what you believe in – it’s against the old bill, right!” over the opening bars, and the entire crowd shouting “You’re nicked!” and drowning out the band- one of those moments that technically is shit, but the spirit carried everyone through.

  3. John No Last Name
    John No Last Name
    June 9, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    First of all hi Mike, great to hear from you, I e-mailed Penguin about a week ago for your e-mail, but then saw that his computer was being repaired, so I’ll be e-mailing you soon.

    If my memory serves me on this, the Funeral Directors was Soapy’s band. Soapy was a Theatre of Hate roadie and later played guitar in ‘Under two Flags’. I remember the drummer being a girl named Strawberry, but that’s about all I remember about them.

    Amsterdammed as Al and Nick pointed out did play the Centro and were really nice people, I don’t remember their music but I do remember talking to them a fair bit that day. For some reason I want to say they had a song that had the chorus “we don’t need you, we don’t like you” but I could easily be getting them confused with some other band.

  4. Nick Hydra
    Nick Hydra
    June 10, 2009 at 8:06 am

    Hi John,

    Amsterdammned were the ones who did a song called “I squat, so what?” with the girl singer with dark hair. I used to have a tape of their set too, long gone now i’m afraid…

    As is my complete set of everysingle moment of the Zig-Zag all-dayer. Good quality (much better than the stuff posted elsewhere on this site) recordings of what were essentially short ‘Greatest Hits’ sets from all the bands. Stolen from a friend who I lent them to without copying them first.

    It’s possible they still exist in a box somewhere forgotten by whichever fucker ripped them off, so they might turn up on the net at some point.

  5. aip
    August 6, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    Waxwork Dummes were excellent, miss them. What are they doing now separate?
    Funeral Directors were the bonkers, bad but brill.From London. Did one single:
    Split up early 1980’s
    Single fetching a lot on ebay.

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