Poison'd!

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Poison'd!
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Studio album (part compilation) by
ReleasedJune 5, 2007
Recorded2006-2007
GenreHard rock, glam metal
Length46:48
LabelEMI
ProducerDon 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
SourceRating
About.com3/5 stars [1]
AllMusic3/5 stars [2]
antiMusic3/5 stars [3]
KNAC4/5 stars [4]
Paste(favorable) [5]
Rolling Stone2.5/5 stars [6]

Poison'd! is the seventh (eighth if counting Power to the People, a live album with studio tracks) 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 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 chart[8] A concert from the supporting tour was featured on the Poison DVD "Live, Raw & Uncut", which became the band's next release.

Song information[edit]

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

— Rikki Rockett

Singles[edit]

Bonus track[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Original artist (date)Length
1."Little Willy"Nicky Chinn, Mike ChapmanSweet (1973)3:18
2."Suffragette City"David BowieDavid Bowie (1972)2:57
3."I Never Cry"Alice Cooper, Dick WagnerAlice Cooper (1976)3:33
4."I Need to Know"Tom PettyTom Petty and the Heartbreakers (1978)2:21
5."Can't You See"Toy CaldwellThe Marshall Tucker Band (1973)4:57
6."What I Like About You"Wally Palmar, Mike Skill, Jimmy MarinosThe Romantics (1980)2:59
7."Dead Flowers"Mick Jagger, Keith RichardsThe Rolling Stones (1971)4:21
8."Just What I Needed"Ric OcasekThe Cars (1978)3:36
9."Rock and Roll All Nite"Paul Stanley, Gene SimmonsKiss (1975)3:35
10."Squeeze Box"Pete TownshendThe Who (1975)2:30
11."You Don't Mess Around with Jim"Jim CroceJim Croce (1972)3:06
12."Your Mama Don't Dance"Kenny Loggins, Jim MessinaLoggins and Messina (1972)3:01
13."We're an American Band"Don BrewerGrand Funk Railroad (1973)3:09
14."SexyBack" (Wal-Mart-exclusive track)Justin Timberlake, Timothy Mosley, Nate HillsJustin Timberlake (2006)3:25

Producers[edit]

Credits[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Jim McGorman – keyboards, backing vocals

References[edit]

  1. ^ About.com review
  2. ^ Poison'd! at AllMusic
  3. ^ antiMusic review
  4. ^ KNAC review
  5. ^ Paste review
  6. ^ "Rolling Stone review". Archived from the original on November 5, 2007. Retrieved 2012-12-05.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  7. ^ "Billboard charts". Retrieved June 13, 2007.
  8. ^ "Billboard Poison chart history". Retrieved 2010.
  9. ^ Walmart catalogue

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