Poisoned Electrick Head

Poisoned Electrick Head

British Psychedelic Indie Rock outfit, formed in 1986 in St. Helens, Merseyside.

Various members of the band had played separately in a number of punk bands in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Emerald Greenshade, Victor Davros Vibeskin, Phil ZaPeep, and 'Bone' played in Subversion circa 1979, whilst in 1982 Jefferson Jesu Devil, Katmandu, Victor Davros Vibeskin and Emerald Greenshade formed a band called The Aristocrats. At the same time, Tjunca B Low, Professor Bubblekeys and 'Flimb' formed the Academy Of Unrest and released their Sheol Hex / Rise Of Doubt / Hope 12".

Influenced by a myriad of media sources including space rock pioneers Hawkwind and John Boorman's 1974 Science Fiction film Zardoz, P.E.H. was described by the NME as "UK Subs playing early Genesis". The group was particularly distinctive in the early 1990s due to the fact that its members wore latex and fiberglass "death-masks" during live performances, whilst album art featured artwork similar to (and often mistaken for) the paintings of H.R. Giger. Crafted by guitarist 'ZaPeep', both of these elements were jettisoned circa 1997 as it was believed that they were a barrier between the band and better things.

Poisoned Electrick Head split up in 1998, although just over a decade later the band began recording and performing once more, appearing at the 2009 Blackpool Rebellion festival.

Line-up, 1986 - 1998:

Emerald Greenshade - vocals
Katmandu - vocals
Phil ZaPeep - guitar
Jefferson Jesu Devil - guitar, synthesizer
Tjunca B Low - bass
Professor Bubblekeys - keyboards, vocals
Victor Davros Vibeskin - drums
Burt Sliders - sonic manipulation

Line-up, 1998 - present:

The Telebot - inspiration, communication
Emerald Greenshade - lead vocals, guitar, keyboards
Jefferson Jesu Devil - vocals, guitar, synthesizer
Phil ZaPeep - vocals, guitar, programming
Victor Davros Vibeskin - vocals, drums


Poisoned Electrick Head Discography Tracks


Head Cass 003 Poisoned Electrick Head Drink Me(Cass, Album, Ltd) Dead Fly Records Head Cass 003 UK 1987 Sell This Version
Poisoned Electrick Head Poisoned Electrick Head (Album) Probe Plus UK 1992 Sell This Version
Head 34MC Poisoned Electrick Head Unmistakeably Rainbow Trout(Cass, Album) Dead Fly Records Head 34MC UK 1992 Sell This Version
Poisoned Electrick Head The Big Eye Am (Album) Abstract Sounds France 1994 Sell This Version
BP236CD Poisoned Electrick Head The Hanged Man(CD, Album) Blueprint (4) BP236CD UK 1996 Sell This Version
PEHCD01 Poisoned Electrick Head Where The Power Is(CD, Album) Not On Label PEHCD01 UK 2011 Sell This Version
PEHCD02 Poisoned Electrick Head The Purified Electrick Heart(CD, Album) Not On Label PEHCD02 UK 2017 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none All Of Everything / Poisoned Electrick Head All Of Everything / Poisoned Electrick Head - St. Helens Musicians Collective Presents: All Of Everything / Poisoned Electrick Head(Flexi, 7", EP) SHMC (St.Helens Musicians Collective) none UK 1989 Sell This Version
ACAD 002 Poisoned Electrick Head Trickeroo / Cap Of Flies(7") Dead Fly Records ACAD 002 UK 1989 Sell This Version
Poisoned Electrick Head Out Of Order (EP) Abstract Sounds UK 1994 Sell This Version

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July 14, 2016
Shame they arnt still goin...........what happened guys, you were great....

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