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Thinner, Stronger

from Copyright 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.


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



from Copyright, released January 1, 2001
Rick Valentin: Guitar and Vocals
Rose Marshack: Bass
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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