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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
It was inevitable that the original lineup of Poison would make a comeback effort in 2002 -- they had spent so long on the VH1 airwaves, they had set the stage for a storming return. Like many bands of their era, they were smart enough to make the comeback on a small indie label, which meant they had little pressure to conform to the shifting tastes of their time, and instead could offer a new record in their old style. And that's exactly what Hollyweird wonderful title, eh? is -- a return to the sound of Open Up and Say Ahh, but by an older, wiser, more ambitious band. "Ambitious" shouldn't be read as if the group has gone prog, although at times they can have ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
It was inevitable that the original lineup of Poison would make a comeback effort in 2002 -- they had spent so long on the VH1 airwaves, they had set the stage for a storming return. Like many bands of their era, they were smart enough to make the comeback on a small indie label, which meant they had little pressure to conform to the shifting tastes of their time, and instead could offer a new record in their old style. And that's exactly what Hollyweird wonderful title, eh? is -- a return to the sound of Open Up and Say Ahh, but by an older, wiser, more ambitious band. "Ambitious" shouldn't be read as if the group has gone prog, although at times they can have the pomp and circumstance of Meat Loaf "Wishful Thinkin'" has a chorus straight out of Jim Steinman. Instead, they're sprinkling serious subjects among the party anthems, in an attempt to draw a portrait of their hometown. Their largely serious intentions are given weight by their leanest, hardest production yet, the first to really showcase the band as a rock band, not a pop-metal outfit. The thing is, it all works, and the result is one of Poison's best records, if not their best; it says a lot that by far the worst moment is not an original, but an awful cover of a Pete Townshend song granted, it's "Squeeze Box," the worst song he ever wrote. It may not really appeal to anybody but the converted -- despite their wide exposure on VH1, only the diehards are likely to buy a Poison album in 2002 -- but the weird thing is, this would be the album to convince doubters that the band is actually pretty good after all.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/21/2002
  • Label: Cyanide Music Inc
  • UPC: 698268697522
  • Catalog Number: 6975
  • Sales rank: 67,646

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Hollyweird (3:13)
  2. 2 Squeeze Box (2:29)
  3. 3 Shooting Star (4:36)
  4. 4 Wishful Thinkin' (2:46)
  5. 5 Get 'Ya Some (4:19)
  6. 6 Emperor's New Clothes (2:12)
  7. 7 Devil Woman (3:44)
  8. 8 Wasteland (3:53)
  9. 9 Livin' in the Now (2:35)
  10. 10 Stupid, Stoned and Dumb (3:07)
  11. 11 Home (Bret's Story) (2:47)
  12. 12 Home (C.C.'s Story) (2:44)
  13. 13 Rockstar (3:33)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Poison Primary Artist
Bret Michaels Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
Bobby Dall Bass, Vocals
C.C. DeVille Guitar, Vocals
Rikki Rockett Percussion, Drums, Vocals
Mark Poole Background Vocals
Dan Wagner Keyboards
Christy Calabro Background Vocals
Cliff Calabro Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Bob Dylan Composer
Billy Idol Composer
Pete Townshend Composer
Thom Panunzio Producer, Engineer
Paul Weller Composer
Robert Vosgien Mastering
Mark Younger-Smith Composer
C.C. DeVille Contributor
Rikki Rockett Engineer, Graphic Design
Helen Garber Cover Model
Chuck Reed Engineer
Jeff Rothschild Engineer
Neal Ferrazzani Engineer
Bob Koszela Engineer
Cliff Calabro Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Snotty Power Pop Punk Meets Glam Slam Metal Jam

    Personally, I love this album. Poison is one of the bands leading the charge for the return of rock. The album is classic Poison riffs and lyrics with a twist of snotty power pop (check out CC's Emperor's New Clothes!) All in all, this is Poison personified...the only thing missing is the lack of a true ballad.....but i'll take hard rockin poison every day of the week!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    a true tripple a plus album

    i was just listen to some of thetrack samples for this new poisonrelease and its a true rocker.its brett micheals bobby dallc.c deville and rickki rocketotherwise known as thetrue forceof poison back toghter with a new studio cd thats a winnerpoison is back reunited andbetter then ever

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