Label: EMI Capitol Records
Release Date: 6/5/2007
Genre: Glam Rock
As artists began to release albums that featured their own renditions of songs they found favor upon as “Influence”, aimed at generating “Feedback” or that just made them say “Yeah” how far behind could we have expected Poison to be with their own version. The ever-growing trend has been largely well-received and this appears to be the next logical step from symphony orchestra recordings or unplugged releases. The guys in Poison were rulers of the Glam or Hair Metal realm back in the day and their brand of covers presents us with bands that they liked and also found personal musical guidance from – I admit that while I enjoyed some of this I was also let down a little based on a couple of factors. The choice of songs seems sound as they choose a number from The Sweet and David Bowie, who was in his Ziggy Stardust role for the selected tune. At first I was rough on The Sweet cover since I hold the band in such high esteem but by the second listen this was just a fun track that mixed it up a little ala Poison, and the same applies for the Bowie track. Poison succeeds tremendously on the ballad tracks like Alice Coopers “I Never Cry” and the Tucker Band’s “Cant You See” as they are perfect for the style they worked so well into their own “Every Rose Has It’s Thorn” and “Something To Believe In”.
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