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Celebrating their 20th Anniversary, Poison have just re-released their first three multi-Platinum albums this August.
As Poison raises the roofs of more than 50 concert venues across the U.S. this summer on the band’s VH1 Classic and Live Nation-presented “20 Years Of Rock Tour,” Capitol/EMI Music Catalog Marketing released the reissues of Poison’s first three multi-Platinum albums in expanded 20th Anniversary Edition CD packages.
Digitally remastered with rare and previously unreleased bonus tracks, Poison’s triple-Platinum 1986 album debut, Look What The Cat Dragged In, the septuple-Platinum Open Up And Say…Ahh! and the Platinum Flesh & Blood are now out in commemorative 20th anniversary CD packages, honoring the band’s exciting and enduring career and their ever-growing tally of more than 25 million albums and DVDs sold around the world.
Voted Most Popular Band two years in a row by Music Connection magazine, Poison's unheard of mix of rock, Americana, pop and punk musical styles, their over-the-top stage show and blue-collar, hard-working mentality shot the band into Billboard’s Top 5 with the 1986 independent release of Look What the Cat Dragged In. The album’s singles, “Talk Dirty To Me,” “I Want Action,” and “I Won’t Forget You,” all launched into the Top 40. After years of hard work, touring and controversy, radio and MTV finally took notice of the band and their music, propelling Poison into superstardom. Look What the Cat Dragged In peaked at #3 on the Billboard album charts, charted three singles and sold more than four million copies.
The band’s 1988 follow-up, Open Up and Say…Ahh! went Platinum two weeks after its release. The single “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” hit #1 on Billboard’s Singles chart and the album sold more than seven million units. Compared to the punky/glam styling of the debut, "Open Up and Say Ahh!" is more meat-and-potatoes. The total over-the-top outrageousness and quirkiness that made "Look What the Cat Dragged In" so much fun is eschewed, in favor of making a KISS/Van Halen-esque, AOR friendly stadium-rock album. This ultimately worked in the band's favor as they avoided remaking the same album yet came up with another solid collection of songs, moving the band forward.
1990’s Flesh & Blood featured a second Gold single, “Unskinny Bop,” and the album went multi-Platinum. Aside from the single "Unskinny Bop", which is every bit the typical Poison song, the band took a slightly more bluesy approach on Flesh & Blood, though not quite to the same level that Cinderella did on Heartbreak Station. Tracks like Let It Play and Poor Boy Blues are good examples of this new direction. The straightforward rock songs - Valley of Lost Souls, Ride the Wind, and the title track to name a few - are more enjoyable on Flesh & Blood as well, and don't fall as easily into the "style over substance" approach that Poison perfected on earlier albums.
So, if you would like to win one of these new CDs (our choice), and you think you're a hardened Poison fan, just answer this easy question: Poison was also the name of both a German black metal band and a shortlived British punk group who eventually became the thrash metal band .... who?!
Send us your answers and if you're correct you'll be in the running to win one of these wonderful new CDs! Just send us an e:mail here before September 15th with your answer and the subject title CONTEST: POISON to: firstname.lastname@example.org
"Look What The Cat Dragged In: 20th Anniversary Edition" CD Purchase Link
"Open Up And Say…Ahh!: 20th Anniversary Edition" CD Purchase Link
"Flesh & Blood: 20th Anniversary Edition" CD Purchase Link
“Talk Dirty To Me” Audio Stream
"Good Time" Audio Stream
“American Band” Audio Stream