Today's theme, for no reason other than first of these popped up on the old iPod shuffle this morning, is poison. Nasty!
Most of you will know Graham Parker and probably The Sonics, while veterans of the punk wars like Mister F will remember The Lurkers well (if not necessarily fondly). Hemlock - it says here - were a short-lived outfit who released one self-titled album in 1973. The main man was Miller Anderson, one of those unsung heroes of the British music scene in the 1960s and 1970s (as this interview from a few years ago demonstrates).
"Cyanide" - The Lurkers
"Strychnine" - The Sonics
"Mercury Poisoning" - Graham Parker
"Broken Dreamer" - Hemlock