Record Collectors Are Pretentious Assholes

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Record Collectors Are Pretentious Assholes
Record Collectors Are Pretentious Assholes cover.jpg
EP by Poison Idea
Released 1984
Recorded Aug 14, 1984 - Aug 18, 1984
Genre Hardcore punk
Length 13:18 (original)
22:56 (reissue)
Label Fatal Erection Records
Poison Idea chronology
Pick Your King
(1983)
Record Collectors Are Pretentious Assholes
(1984)
Kings of Punk
(1986)

Record Collectors Are Pretentious Assholes is hardcore punk band Poison Idea's second EP, released in 1984 through Fatal Erection Records.

The back cover of the album featured a picture of Elvis Presley with the words scribed below "The King" as a response to their previous release, the Pick Your King ep which had a picture of Jesus on the front and Elvis on the back.

Louisiana Eyehategod vocalist Mike Williams cited this album title as his favourite of any album in the liner notes for the 2006 Century Media reissue of Eyehategod's Take as Needed for Pain (Take as Needed for Pain apparently came second). The artwork, coupled with the title, is a joke at the expense of guitarist "Pig Champion", as it is a picture of his extensive record collection.

Hardcore band Cold World released an EP called Pretentious Assholes in parody of this EP, featuring similar artwork with pictures of "collectible" versions of Poison Idea records.

Track listing[edit]

Original EP[edit]

  1. "A.A." - 1:32
  2. "Legalize Freedom" - 1:44
  3. "Cold Comfort" - 1:14
  4. "Thorn In My Side" - 2:00
  5. "Rubber Husband" - 1:30
  6. "Rich Get Richer" - 1:25
  7. "Don't Like It Here" - 1:50
  8. "Time To Go" - 2:03

Reissue track list[edit]

  1. "A.A." - 1:32
  2. "Legalize Freedom" - 1:44
  3. "Cold Comfort" - 1:14
  4. "Typical" - 1:54
  5. "Thorn In My Side" - 2:00
  6. "Laughing Boy" - 1:41
  7. "Rubber Husband" - 1:30
  8. "I Gotta Right" (Iggy and the Stooges Cover) - 3:18
  9. "Rich Get Richer" - 1:25
  10. "Don't Like It Here" - 1:50
  11. "Die On Your Knees" - 2:45
  12. "Time To Go" - 2:03

Personnel[edit]

  • Jerry A. - Vocals
  • Tom "Pig Champion" Roberts - Guitar
  • Chris Tense - Bass
  • Dean Johnson - Drums