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Open Up and Say...Ahh!

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All Music Guide - Steve Huey
Poison's best album still has a bit of filler that fails to deliver the big hooks and catchy riffs of their best material; when that happens, Bret Michaels' affected "rawk & rowl" singing accent begins to grate. But thankfully, that doesn't happen very often on Open Up and Say...Ahh!, which solidified the group's status as hair metal's top party band. The ballad "Every Rose Has Its Thorn," Poison's only number one hit, and the Top Ten "Nothin' But a Good Time" became their most widely recognized signature songs; a cover of Loggins & Messina's "Your Mama Don't Dance" also hit the Top Ten, and the sometimes-overlooked "Fallen Angel," one of their best songs, got plenty...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Huey
Poison's best album still has a bit of filler that fails to deliver the big hooks and catchy riffs of their best material; when that happens, Bret Michaels' affected "rawk & rowl" singing accent begins to grate. But thankfully, that doesn't happen very often on Open Up and Say...Ahh!, which solidified the group's status as hair metal's top party band. The ballad "Every Rose Has Its Thorn," Poison's only number one hit, and the Top Ten "Nothin' But a Good Time" became their most widely recognized signature songs; a cover of Loggins & Messina's "Your Mama Don't Dance" also hit the Top Ten, and the sometimes-overlooked "Fallen Angel," one of their best songs, got plenty of MTV airplay. But the agreeable raunch of album tracks like "Love on the Rocks," "Good Love," and "Look But You Can't Touch" helps make Open Up and Say...Ahh! Poison's best overall album.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/13/2001
  • Label: Dcc Compact Classics
  • UPC: 010963114522
  • Catalog Number: 1145

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Poison Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Bret Michaels Vocals
John Purdell Keyboards
Bobby Dall Bass, Bass Guitar
C.C. DeVille Guitar
Rikki Rockett Percussion, Drums
Technical Credits
Poison Arranger
Duane Baron Engineer
Richard McKernan Engineer
Bret Michaels Composer
John Purdell Engineer
Tom Werman Producer
Bobby Dall Composer
C.C. DeVille Composer
Rikki Rockett Composer
Chris Bellman Mastering
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