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Play Dead - Poison Takes A Hold


On this date in 1981, Play Dead released their debut single, "Poison Takes A Hold". The B side was "Introduction". Neither track appeared on their debut album, The First Flower, when it was released in 1983, but both were added as bonus tracks when the album was re-released on CD. The Essex, England post punk/goth band was a regular at The Bat Cave in London. They disbanded in 1986 after three studio albums and several live albums.

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