Again in 1979, and again with Crass, they proved influential to the establishment of the short lived Wapping Autonomy Centre by contributing the track "Persons Unknown" to a split single with Crass (who contributed "Bloody Revolutions") and raising over £10,000. Their song "Bully Boys", an attack on violent machismo led to the band being attacked by members of the National Front. The band also set up the label X-N-Trix alongside a publishing arm for the Impossible Dream magazine and recording studios for other artists. Though their last studio recording to date was in 1985, a number of Poison Girls compilations have since been released, and their songs frequently appear on punk anthologies. Poison Girls were involved with the production of Aids — The Musical, through a company called The Lenya Hobnoobs Theatre Company. They did another show called Mother Russia was a Lesbian in 1992, and reunited for a show at the London Astoria II in 1995, celebrating the 60th birthday of Vi Subversa.
Currently, Richard Famous works as a painter and decorator and Vi Subversa lived in Brighton. The pair have performed as That Famous Subversa, a cabaret act they did together before the Poison Girls. Water Wing Records, from Portland, Oregon, USA, released vinyl editions of 'HEX' and 'Chappaquiddick Bridge' in late 2014, the first time these records have been repressed since 1985. To complement this release, there are plans for an edition of the 1980 silk screened lyric book 'Words Written In Trust' to be reproduced. Band members Vi Subversa - vocals/guitar Richard Famous - guitar/vocals Lance d’Boyle - drums/backing vocals (1976–84) Bella Donna - bass (1976–77) Pete Fender - bass (1978, 1984) Scott Barker - bass (1978) Bernhardt Rebours - bass/synth/piano/backing vocals (1979–81) Nil - tapes.(1979–1981 Electric violin and Bass (1980–1995) Chris Grace - bass (1982–83) Mark Dunn - bass (1983–84) Cynth Ethics (Sian Daniels) - synth/vocals (1983–85) Martin Heath - bass (1984) Max Vol - bass (1984–87) Agent Orange - drums (1984–87) Andy - bass (1989-89) In the early days of the band some reports quote Vi as using the names Vi Squad or Vi Perversa Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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