Sub Pop Single

by Poster Children

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Recorded by Steve Albini at Chicago Recording Company, July 1990. Originally released as a SubPop Single of the Month for October 1990

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released October 1, 1990

Rick Valentin: Guitar, Vocals
Rose Marshack: Bass, Vocals
Jeff Dimpsey: Guitar
Bob Rising: Drums

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Poster Children Champaign, Illinois

Poster Children was formed in 1987 by Rick Valentin (guitar, vocals) and Rose Marshack (bass, vocals). Jim Valentin joined on guitar in 1991 and Matt Friscia (drummer #7) joined in 2001. Known for a strong DIY ethic and relentless touring, the band has released ten albums, eleven videos, and a DVD and were pioneers in the use of the web, blogs, podcasts and enhanced CDs for promoting their music. ... more

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Track Name: Thinner, Stronger
Billy's got a chemical
It keeps his mind under control
He doesn't know that it exists
He doesn't know he was born with it

Every thought he's ever had
Was a chemical imbalance
All the chemicals in his head
Help him keep his balance

Something seeped into the backyard
Found its way into our home
Isolate it, throw it out
Finds its way back on it's own

Polystyrene HFC
Neurotoxin MSG
There's no water left to drink
There's no time for me to think

Toxic waste with a human face
Every time I breathe I start to shake
There's no water left to drink
There's no time for me to think

Yaaaaaaargh!
Track Name: Pointed Stick
Needles, masks and plastic curtains
Needles, knives and plastic surgeons
Medication from the nurses
Fill the forms for insurance
They won't tell me what is missing
Or what's left - nothing's left

Doctors kill without the killing
They can cut you with no feeling
Count the cracks up in the ceiling
Fill the cracks, control the bleeding
They won't tell me what is wrong
And what is right - nothing's right

There have been some alterations
There's a change in medication
There have been some complications
From the last two operations
They won't tell me what is missing
Or what's left - nothing's left