Why is a random Poster Children show taking up space here on this unsuspecting summer Saturday? Just seemed like the thing to do I guess. Full disclosure, this is presumably an audience tape, and Rick Valentin’s vocals are a tad low in the mix. Nonetheless it’s a spirited and sweaty performance, drawing not only from their 1993 career best LP, Tool of the Man, but also previews a bevy of songs to be included on their next album, 1995’s Junior Citizen (“Get a Life,” “New Boyfriend”) and even some tunes that would end up on an intervening ep (“Not Like You” and “Sick of it All”). I always thought the production of Junior Citizen was a little too gussied up, so it’s nice to hear these numbers in a live, more spontaneous context. There are plenty of classics too – “If You see Kay,” “Dangerous Life,” ‘Tommyhaus,” etc. Good times, great oldies. The P Kids have plenty of loot on Bandcamp to plunder (for a modest fee), and you can also check out their import-only Clock Street ep here.
Articles Origin: Poster Children – live at the Cabaret Metro 11/27/93