Poison'd!

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Poison'd!
Studio album (part compilation) by Poison
Released June 5, 2007
Recorded 2006-2007
Genre Glam metal, hard rock
Label EMI
Producer Don Was, Rick Rubin, Thom Panunzio, Ric Browde, Tom Werman
Poison chronology
The Best of Poison: 20 Years of Rock
(2006)
Poison'd!
(2007)
Live Raw & Uncut CD
(2008)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 3/5 stars 1
AllMusic 3/5 stars 2
antiMusic 3/5 stars 3
KNAC 4/5 stars 4
Paste (favorable) 5
Rolling Stone 2.5/5 stars 6

Poison'd! is the seventh studio album from the American hard rock/glam metal band Poison, released June 5, 2007. The 14-track album features recordings of Poison's favorite rock classics. Nine new tracks recorded in 2007; and five previously released covers make up the album.

The first single to be released from the album was a cover of The Romantics' "What I Like About You" which also featured a music video from the band.

The album entered the Billboard 200 chart at #32, selling 21,000 copies in its first week.7 The album also charted at #12 on the Top Rock Albums chart8 A concert from the supporting tour was featured on the Poison DVD "Live, Raw & Uncut", which became the band's next release.

Song information

On 3 January 2007, Poison announced on their official MySpace page that they would like their fans to help pick favourite classic rock songs for the new studio album that they are to record. The fans replied with suggestions like Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Freebird", Sweet's "The Ballroom Blitz", and AC/DC's "You Shook Me All Night Long", along with what might be an obvious choice - Alice Cooper's "Poison". On 28 January, Rikki Rockett explained,

"The Album will be ready for a summer Poison tour. p.s. The songs we are doing are NOT what you expect"

Singles

Bonus track

The Wal-Mart version of Poison'd! exclusively features the bonus track "SexyBack" originally performed by Justin Timberlake.9

It was later released as a digital single in the iTunes Store.

Covers not included

The only Poison cover songs not included as bonus tracks are "The Cover of the Rolling Stone" (Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show cover) from Crack a Smile...and More!, and "God Save the Queen," an instrumental Sex Pistols cover from the Open Up and Say . . . Ahh! sessions (which was released on the 20th anniversary edition of Flesh & Blood).

Track listing

No. Title Writer(s) Original artist (date) Length
1. "Little Willy"   Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman Sweet (1973) 3:18
2. "Suffragette City"   David Bowie David Bowie (1972) 2:57
3. "I Never Cry"   Alice Cooper, Dick Wagner Alice Cooper (1976) 3:33
4. "I Need to Know"   Tom Petty Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (1978) 2:21
5. "Can't You See"   Toy Caldwell The Marshall Tucker Band (1973) 4:57
6. "What I Like About You"   Wally Palmar, Mike Skill, Jimmy Marinos The Romantics (1980) 2:59
7. "Dead Flowers"   Mick Jagger, Keith Richards The Rolling Stones (1971) 4:21
8. "Just What I Needed"   Ric Ocasek The Cars (1978) 3:36
9. "Rock and Roll All Nite" (Originally released on the Less Than Zero soundtrack, 1987) Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons KISS (1975) 3:35
10. "Squeeze Box" (Originally released on Hollyweird, 2002) Pete Townshend The Who (1975) 2:30
11. "You Don't Mess Around with Jim" (Originally released on the 20th Anniversary Reissue of Look What the Cat Dragged In, 2006) Jim Croce Jim Croce (1972) 3:06
12. "Your Mama Don't Dance" (Originally released on Open Up and Say...Ahh!, 1988) Kenny Loggins, Jim Messina Loggins and Messina (1972) 3:01
13. "We're An American Band" (Originally Released on The Best of Poison: 20 Years of Rock, 2006) Don Brewer Grand Funk Railroad (1973) 3:09
14. "SexyBack" (Wal-Mart-exclusive track) Justin Timberlake, Timothy Mosley, Nate Hills Justin Timberlake (2006) 3:25

Producers

Credits

Additional musicians

  • Jim McGorman – keyboards, backing vocals
  • James McGorman – backing vocals

References

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