Following an over-indulgence of absinthe and snails in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower on his 26th birthday, Andrew Poisoner received a surrealistic vision of flaming rock and roll: an infernal marriage of David Bowie and Johnny Cash, gothic theatrics and roots music, beat poetry and a distortion box. Nearly a decade later, the Slow Poisoners (Mr. Poisoner and goggled drumming dynamo Foxx Trott) are stronger and stranger than ever. They tour the nation regularly and have released albums on a variety of independent labels. Their latest CD, Melodrama, is a garage-country concept album on their own Rocktopus! Records imprint. Some Historical Highlights: In 2004, the Slow Poisoners are invited to perform in the cornfields of Paducah, Kentucky, where nude male dancers spontaneously join them onstage. In 2003, a Southwestern tour exposes the band to feral prarie dogs and leather-masked accordionists. The tour also confirms the status of Lubbock, Texas, as the most rockin' town on earth. 2003 also sees the release of the band's second full-length recording, Days Of The Soft Break on Heyday Records. In 2002, the band records at the legendary Sun Studios in Memphis, Tennessee. The engineer assures Foxx that he will not smack him in the groin. In 2001, Foxx passes a kidney stone and writes a novel while the band records at Jackpot! Studio in Portland, Oregon. In 2000, the Slow Poisoners perform on the Warped Tour, as an opener for Dick Dale, on the steps of San Francisco City Hall, and in a laundromat. The laundromat is judged to be the best show. In 1999, Andrew wears nothing but flyers as he testifies before the San Francisco Board Of Supervisors against a proposed leafletting ban. Also, the first Slow Poisoners full-length recording, Great Spiders And Diamond Powder, is released on PopSmear Records.