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Poison's Greatest Hits 1986-1996

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  • There’s one in every family. You know, the kid who isn’t that talented or intelligent, but manages to make it big time. In the hair band era, Poison was that kid. None of the songs on this disc are epic, but I bet that anyone reading this review can sing at least one of Poison’s songs word-for-word.Their songs are just infectious. From “Unskinny Bop” to “Nothin’ But a Good Time,” Poison cranked out hits that just wouldn’t go away. You were forced to tap your toes or bang your head to every song they put out. “Talk Dirty To Me” set teenagers across the globe into giddy abandon. Every song, with just a couple of exceptions, was pure, out-and-out fun. Poison looked like they had fun playing the stuff and the fans had fun listening to it.The exceptions were “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” and “Something To Believe In.” These songs showed that even the happiest kids on the block had a heart. Later songs(post “Flesh and Blood”)seemed to signal the end of the fun days of Poison. As a matter of fact, “Flesh and Blood” was probably the last good album these guys put out.Listen to this album if you’re still trapped in the boring gloom-and-doom days of Nirvana and Pearl Jam. Poison knows how to have a good time, and this disc will definitely pick you up.

    Posted on March 5, 2010