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Artist: Poison

Title: Flesh and Blood

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Poison Flesh and Blood Album Cover Poison Flesh and Blood Album Cover

 

Category: Glam

Year: 1990

Label: Capitol

Catalog Number: 07777-91813-22

Personnel

Bret Michaels vocals
CC Deville guitar
Bobby Dall bass
Rikki Rocket drums

Tracks

1.  Strange Days Of Uncle Jack  
2.  Valley Of Lost Souls  
3.  Sacrifice  
4.  Swampjuice (Soul-O)  
5.  Unskinny Bop  
6.  Let It Play  
7.  Life Goes On  
8.  Come Hell Or High Water  
9.  Ride The Wind  
10.  Don't Give Up An Inch  
11.  Something To Believe In  
12.  Ball And Chain  
13.  Life Loves A Tragedy  
14.  Poor Boy Blues  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: GlamKnight Date: March 19, 2001 at 19:08
This is the best Poison album! The song 'Life Loves A Tragedy' is one of the best Poison songs.

From: erica Date: April 27, 2001 at 12:59
someting to believe in isthe best song of all times

From: LSN Date: May 7, 2001 at 5:46
A moore bluesy album this, but it still has geat songs, perhaps not as many as Open up.., but 'Ride The Wind' is fantastic though. I personally first didnt like the blues sound all that much, but the more you listen to the album, the stronger it gets. A good album, but fare from a classic.

From: Glam-Blood Guy Date: August 21, 2001 at 23:43
Far from a classic? Holy shit! Even if the really best Poison songs are not here, it's still the best Posion album! Just take a listen to Life Loves a Tragedy!

From: Kim Date: September 6, 2001 at 14:10
Great cd. Many superb tracks, and perhaps one of the best songs ever written is in my opinion `something to believe in`.....And perhaps the worst is Unskinny Bop......Yikes.

From: joe Date: December 14, 2001 at 1:00
Worth getting just for 'Something to Believe in' a couple of others stand out the rest are okay.

From: George Date: February 10, 2002 at 17:15
Feel good songs made all the more fun by Poison's feel good attitude. This era was about fun and not critical acclaim. You can bet I was having fun on a weekend night listening to this CD and I still have good memories that come back to me when I listen to it.

From: Curt Date: March 16, 2002 at 1:03
No shit! This album kicks and it brings back alot of memories for me also. C.C. kicks ass on all the songs and when he was kicked that was the fall of poison I think. Oh well life goes on!

From: CHIRO Date: April 17, 2002 at 2:22
IT IS PERFECT...SONG LIKE UNSKINNY BOP-RIDE THE WIND OR VALLEY OF LOST SOULS PROVE IT

From: Drag-in-Bones Date: May 11, 2002 at 7:38
Judging from this album Poison's got a hotter sound and a more mature outlook on life than they have ever had befor. These guys are the definition of Multi-Platinum Rockers!!! They've toured the world to sell out crouds, yet behind all the apparent glamor and glitz these guys were more down to earth than anyone could imagine. If you call youself a Sleaze Glam collecter, than every Poison album should be in that collection!!! This music can be listend to any time and any where!!! 10 out of 10

From: Desslar Date: May 12, 2002 at 18:11
Fun album, and I agree that Life Loves a Tragedy is a great track. If only they could've continued at this level. Should've kept on the make-up though.

From: motley Date: May 26, 2002 at 16:22
the last classic release from these La glammers and this is, in my opnion, their best ever. its gone down a true cult album and Unskinny bop as a true rock classics. Not one bad song on it but I never fell for something to believe in. Just a standard ballad. a total asskicker this one and hope HOLLYWEIRD sounds this well too

From: James Date: May 26, 2002 at 17:51
I agree with Kim. Unskinny Bop is one of the most overated 'hits' ever. I have to say it is one of my least favorite songs by the band and i always skip it when playing the cd. The rest of the album is top-notch and worth every penny you pay for it.

From: dokken6008 Date: June 16, 2002 at 4:57
Oh, come on!! 'Unskinny Bop' was Poison's 'Cherry Pie', their 'Lovin' You's A Dirty Job'. It was their 'Pour Some Sugar On Me'. It's a good song. 'Flesh & Blood' is none other than Poison's best--it was their peak. They really needed to get pushed by their producer and Fairbarn (God rest his soul) did just that. I love almost every song on the entire disc minus 'Poor Boy Blues'. If you forget about that tune 'Life Loves A Tragedy' makes the perfect album closer. 10/10

From: Kim Date: June 16, 2002 at 20:14
Eventhough I like this cd in a way. I must say. IF UNSKINNY BOP WAS THEIR PEAK; Damn I dont want to hear their 'LOWS. Uhh that track sucks.

From: jason (FA - Q) Date: June 16, 2002 at 21:12
Dokken6008, are you telling me that Bruce Fairbairn is DEAD!? I didn't know that. Do you know why? Also, this album was to 'commercial' for me. If I had to pick some good songs off this one they would be 'Let It Play', 'Ride The Wind' and 'Don't Give Up An Inch'. Over all I think Poison went down hill with each album.

From: RichieRocker Date: June 16, 2002 at 21:36
Fairbain is alive!! Beau Hill is dead.

From: dokken6008 Date: June 20, 2002 at 3:00
j.... God, so many people have said that Fairbairn passed away a few years ago, I don't even remember how many... As for how (?), I don't know for sure. But if like six or so different dudes from various sites were bullshitting me, may they rot in hell!!! On that note, I would definitely be happy to find out that Bruce is alive. I guess I just don't know right now after what R.R. just said. Also I give you credit for being the first to spell Bruce's last name correctly--I always forget. Later.

From: d.a.n 69 Date: June 24, 2002 at 0:36
one of the best album.great conposition,great solo,and no doubt the best singer of hard rock of all the time..listen the other album of bret solo..the letters of deathrow [soundtrack] is very good,and the other album,the country demo,and the great ballads blues and story...the next solo album of bret is the song of life,he is ready for the last month.....bret the best

From: dokken6008 Date: June 30, 2002 at 4:45
Kim, what I mean is that 'Unskinny Bop' was the band's peak--commercially, DEFINITELY. Opinions on what is actually their best is opinional. But I'm telling you, 'Unskinny Bop' was something along the lines of Poison's 'Pour Some Sugar On Me'--it brought them a great deal of success. 'Nothin' But A Good Time' was more like Poison's breakthrough success of making a kick-ass memorable tune. 'NBAGT' was kind of like their 'Photograph'--great stuff.

From: James Date: June 30, 2002 at 9:28
in terms of comercial success the sales and radio plays will show that 'Every Rose' is their peak comercially. 'Unskinny Bop' was a gimmick song. It is a rock equivalent of 'Achy Breaky Heart', just a gimmick song that got way more attention than it ever diserved. I am a huge poison fan but most of the HOLLYWIERD album is better than 'unskinny bop'.

From: RichieRocker Date: June 30, 2002 at 11:21
I just procured this CD. I was a little dissapointed. Ya I know all the hits on this CD from listeng to their Greatest Hits Collection. I really like 'Valley Of Lost Souls' and the classics that got radio play on the album, but thats really it.

From: dokken6008 Date: July 8, 2002 at 7:47
Well, I don't want to get any arguements with you, James. It's nice to see that at least a few people thought 'Hollyweird' was very good. Personally I was quite disappointed, as the anticipation I had built up from the five 'PTTP' tracks was huge. I'm just hoping that next time they will have spent more time on the production and songs. I'm just hoping their will BE a next time.

From: SanityQueen Date: July 19, 2002 at 18:28
Like many have said already, this is indeed Poison's best album. It was the peak of their prime...and it was when Bret looked the best too ;o) By the way - I like Unskinny Bop. It's a fun song...that's what Poison is all about, fun songs.

From: Mart�n Date: July 27, 2002 at 11:27
Great album. Life Loves A Tragedy is the very best song of the album and the Poison.

From: rocknutter2001 Date: August 15, 2002 at 8:55
this is probally poisons best album even though theyre all good great songs with a little less party anthem in them but still rocks like fuck poisons best ballad on here apart from every rose has its thorn and that song is life loves a tragedy

From: Baris Date: September 13, 2002 at 6:36
TO BE SURE THIS IS THEIR BEST ALBUM. A super product of melody-top days. I love the clean sound and tune of guitars and drums here. So I think firstly the studio kicks ass! Songs as the sleazy 'Unskinny Bob', and the orderly melodic 'Ride The Wind' make it so enjoyable to listen this record. The only thing I didn't like here is the ballad 'Something To Believe In'. Sorry, but the former Poison ballads were better.

From: Where? Date: October 10, 2002 at 5:34
Is the poison tyson no man its just a black album.like immortal what man what haa I ask you.was ist denn los?

From: alo Date: October 10, 2002 at 5:37
ahmet Cald'r'yo.burda yan'm'zda.ha ne abi 'niversite formlsr' bilmiyomda onlar' kas'mda yollayacaklar kontejyanda ne var.Ne var Ahmet sesim geliyo mu

From: Frozen Date: October 11, 2002 at 10:31
Absolutely the best Poison album. Great tunes, and very good mixing and production (which was the weak point of their 2 previous cd's).

From: Gar Date: November 29, 2002 at 2:27
Poison at their peak! Track for track, the songwriting is more consistant than their first two. Unfortunately, things went downhill for the band after this release.

From: dokken6008 Date: November 30, 2002 at 6:19
Bullcrap! The four bonus tracks on 'Swallow This Live' were an EXCELLENT continuation from 'Flesh & Blood'. If you meant 'F&B' was Poison's last greatest original LP, perhaps your statement would hold some validity.

From: dokken6008 Date: November 30, 2002 at 6:20
By the way----try posting something a little different from what everybody else said next time. Please? I've read the same freakin' post from too many damn people.

From: Gar Date: December 10, 2002 at 3:08
Chill out! What I meant about things going downhill was weaker album sales, concert attendance(some of the shows on the NATIVE TONGUE tour were cancelled due to poor ticket sales), and CC leaving the band. Poison seemed to have hit their stride with FLESH & BLOOD, but they couldn't follow it up successfully. The new songs on LIVE were fine, but that couldn't stop the downward spiral.

From: Z lover Date: December 15, 2002 at 2:13
Let it play, Life goes on, Ride the Wind, Something to Believe in, and Life Loves a Tragedy are my personal favorites on this album! Unskinny Bop was a fun song, but whats up with the weird computer generated dancing chicks in the video?

From: Jhonnyrocker Date: March 11, 2003 at 18:58
i'm 20 yrs, i listen to this album in 1998 so i was 15.i'm italian a country where any of this kind of band had succes so it's also difficoult to get these albums..so when i listened this faboulos cd i was completely disoriented:who damn are they?ecc...poison was the band (after bryan adams with waking up the neighborough,great rock album)who led me into the melodic hard rock!!so thanks guy for your wonderful music..fleesh and blood is a cd full of great songs!!!!11/10

From: jhonnyrocker Date: March 11, 2003 at 18:59
i wrote wrong in the past message..... a place where any of this kind of band had NO! success.........

From: ted Date: May 10, 2003 at 16:38
Otra Obra Maestra del Hard Rock ,vaya canciones!!!!,la producci'n es de otra dimensi'n y las guitarras de C.c DeVille son incomensurables ,never stop the rock!!!!!!

From: diferaos Date: May 15, 2003 at 21:26
Obra maestra de Poison. Excelentes canciones, trabajo de guitarras impecables y una producci'n inmejorable a cargo del gran Bruce Fairbain. Recomendado!

From: SPOTLIGHT Date: May 29, 2003 at 16:31
UNSKINNY BOP!!!!! YEAH!!!!

From: Scandinavia Date: June 25, 2003 at 6:20
Here the ultimate party bunch started playing with more balls and it worked out just fine for them...You have the instant classics such as 'Unskinny Bop' but also the 'deeper' songs...Nice blend of typical Hardrock and Partyrock...For me 'Ride the Wind' will always be THE stand-out track....Too bad these guys fell off the ol' rocking horse during the 90s...Has anyone seen Cornelius Cecil Deville today??? Couldn't believe my eyes. He's a freakin' medical wonder! Oughta be dead the way he looks...

From: visitor Date: August 22, 2003 at 8:47
What an album! Not a weak spot on it! Every song is of true quality. I especially like Sacrifice. This was as high as they ever got. A real classic!

From: Axelinger Date: August 25, 2003 at 20:52
Oh, come on -- that insipid Unskinny Bop might rate as a masterpiece if you're about 15 years old mentally, but any adult seriously lauding that steaming turdpile as anything more than a childish gimmick should have a Catscan pronto... These guys always sounded to me like they were more interested in acquiring more eye shadow than actually contributing anything worthwhile to music... Cheezy glam -- nothing more... C.C. DeVille could be THE worst guitar player of all time; check that -- he is...

From: Kristian Date: August 26, 2003 at 3:15
I don't believe there's anything wrong with making simple music. I love this cd, cause it's fun and great party music. Simple but catchy and fun. By the way, I think 'Open Up.......' is their best release.

From: Motley Date: September 23, 2003 at 7:34
fantastic ablum. A masterpiece for the genre!!!!!!!! Simple, catchy, melodic party music that will echo forever!!!!!!!

From: METAL FAN 1 Date: October 16, 2003 at 21:20
SHIT! Does anyone realize that the solo on 'Life Goes On' is a technichal masterpiece; one wich ranks right up there with the likes of the guitar solo's seen on Cinderella's 'Don't Know What You've Got ('Till It's Gone)', or White Lion's 'When The Children Cry'!!!

From: visitor Date: October 26, 2003 at 14:49
What the hell? CC is a great guitarist, there's no doubt about that. So you can't enjoy 'Unskinny Bop' unless you are 15 years old or mentally retarded?? Come on, that's a great party tune! Nothing profound about it, but who cares? This is music to dance and to have fun with!!

From: Dusty Date: October 28, 2003 at 8:34
I really like Poison, it's a great party band, but to call CC a GREAT guitarist ?? I don't know, he is ok, but far from great. But then again, you don't need an Eddie or Yngwie as guitarplayer to become a great band

From: Dusty Date: October 28, 2003 at 8:34
I really like Poison, it's a great party band, but to call CC a GREAT guitarist ?? I don't know, he is ok, but far from great. But then again, you don't need an Eddie or Yngwie as guitarplayer to become a great band

From: dusty Date: October 28, 2003 at 8:34
whoops, just one is enough...

From: Great Dane Date: November 15, 2003 at 16:01
Something to believe in, is a great track....................BUT the rest is the worst pile of crap I have ever listened to. UNSKINNY BOP............How the hell did that track ever get on a record is unbelievable.

From: visitor Date: November 15, 2003 at 17:27
Matter of taste is always debatable, obviously. My opinion is that CC is great and versatile guitarist. I like all the songs, others don't, that's okay. Life would be so boring if we all agreed on everything.

From: Dusty Date: November 15, 2003 at 18:52
I'm a big fan of Poison, don't get me wrong, but the stuff CC does isn't all that special, and I certainly wouldn't call him versatile. It sounds great, but it isn't the most inventive axe work i've heard.

From: keepthefaith Date: March 17, 2004 at 10:16
el mejor disco de poison,pedazo de produccion.los temas Sacrifice,Life Goes On,Life Loves A Tragedy no son normales,'''''que ritmo!!!!.este disco tardo en convencerme pero cuando lo hizo....que pasada

From: Alejandro Date: April 17, 2004 at 19:55
This album is diferent in comparison to the first and the second albums of Poison. It's no so good. 5/10. Not so bad, but not so good.

From: Aldas Date: April 18, 2004 at 19:27
This is the best album of Poison and one of the best albums for those who loves this kind of music.

From: jack Date: May 12, 2004 at 6:54
This album is very bluesy unlike the previous two which is all about hard rock.But this album contains lots of quality,especially life goes on which is a ballad with pure rock genius like when the children cry,carrie,home sweet home,nobody's fool,alone again and here i go again.This album may have blues element but Great band like cinderella and whitesnake's music also is quite bluesy. It really doesn't matter cause all three of them bands are some of the best hard rock'metal band in the 80's.

From: Big Papa K Date: June 27, 2004 at 22:31
This album is sometimes a little too polished. The rockers don't rock as much as the past ones, but the ballads are very good. The weird thing about this album is that some of the filler this time ('Life Loves A Tragedy' and 'Let It PLay') are stronger than the hits ('Ride The Wind'). 7/10

From: andrew Date: July 10, 2004 at 12:40
poison sucks, and c.c deville versatille or good guitar palyer, come on give me a break....justone of all of the eddie van halen's copy out of there. a verstile player can be slash(g'n'r), or richie sambora(bon jovi) and of course mr eddie van halen but not c.c

From: andrew Date: July 10, 2004 at 12:42
unskiny bop:fluffiest track in all the 80's what a pussy crap

From: Leebo Date: July 30, 2004 at 8:06
can you f****g muso geeks stop comparing cc to other guitarists .. it doesn't really matter does it, people like it so get over it. we all know that there are plenty of more technical guitarists out there, but poison isn't about that is it. get a f*****g life & have a laugh for gods sake!

From: Rockhead Date: July 30, 2004 at 9:10
I HAVE been laughing at Poison since day one. Unfortunately the joke has now worn as thin as Brett's real hairline!! How is the buying public suppossed to laugh along with the band when the band themselves portray a serious image. Reading and listening to interviews they seriously believe they are talented and contribute when really they are nothing more than fashion dummies caring far more about their looks than the music. They deserve all the shit that's thrown at them

From: Axelinger Date: July 30, 2004 at 14:07
Careful not to upset CC's mom (known in some circles as Leebo), Rockhead... She really takes offense, dropping f-bombs left, right, and centre, whenever Lil' Precious is slagged by people possessing an opinion different from hers... I did that once, and his mommy was all over me with her Pee Wee Herman argument tactic of 'Is not' whenever I'd state that CC is a piss poor guitarist... If we took Leebo's comments seriously, we'd understand that CC is so great we dare not compare him to anyone...

From: Leebo Date: August 2, 2004 at 5:15
Axeslingers back for more! errr don't recall saying he was rated mate, just that it's irrelevant comparing him to anyone. do you compare your widdly heros to george harrison to? would that make the beatles crap if he didn't have the tapping speeds of vai? whatever chaps, seems to me that poison is still very much in demand by 'lesser' music lovers everywhere.

From: Axelinger Date: August 2, 2004 at 7:55
Keep deluding yourself, Leebo... These unintentionally humourous blatherings of yours are great for comic relief... By your dozey rationale, Disco Duck must be a great record 'cause so many people bought it; same with La Vida Loca... Oh, yeah, mate -- it was a hit, so it HAD to be great... Now, get out your pom poms and raise yet another cheer for your little boy, CC... Rah rah rah...

From: Date: August 2, 2004 at 12:03
oh great, I'll make it even clearer then shall I. I'm actually saying to you (if reading is the problem you're having) that CC isn't as technical as your heros, in fact if you want to say that in the great scheme of it all he is crap, I'll agree with you. my point all along 'axeslinger' is that IT DOES NOT MATTER ONE BIT. feel free to add a pointless & equally witless remark to impress like minded geeks.. ta da!

From: Dusty Date: August 2, 2004 at 16:05
I agree with Leebo, cc might stink, but i don't give a fuck. I love poison anyway. It's great party music, some good hooks, and a lot of fun to listen to and have a good time. And that's what rock and roll is all about, isn't it?

From: Axelinger Date: August 3, 2004 at 11:08
Nice 180, Leebo... And if it doesn't matter to you that DeVille is considerably lacking in the talent department, then it really DOES matter; it shows you can overlook mediocrity as if that shortcoming denotes some kind of bizarre genius... But I guess when that mediocrity mirrors your own lack of talent and wit, then CC could be the only choice as your hero... Apparently, talentless bums look up to talentless bums -- it's all so crystal clear now... Cheerio, pip pip, and all that, eh, wot?

From: Date: August 3, 2004 at 12:39
man, for someone who doesn't like poison you spend a lot of time checking these pages .. can I suggest you visit the page for 'The Elusive Light And Sound Vol 1' by Steve Vai .. that's a bit more your thing I reckon.

From: Leebo Date: August 3, 2004 at 12:41
err he's not my hero, that'd be more like Stevie Ray Vaughan I think, but I enjoy the music that's all. what's the problem?

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From: Blue Charvel Date: August 4, 2004 at 7:53
So it's a bad thing to be technically proficient? To toss my hat in the ring, I always liked Poison (one of many character flaws I suppose), but I've never mistaken CC for a guitar hero. Not that there's anything wrong with that, it is what it is. But I also like Dream Theater, Yngwie, Stratovarius, etc. (although I can't stand Vai for some reason...). Does that make me a 'fucking muso geek' for liking my 'widdly heroes'? If it does I guess I should change my business cards ASAP...

From: Leebo Date: August 4, 2004 at 8:11
well no it doesn't, each to his own. but when someone lays in to a band as badly as axeslinger does, purely because the guitarist isn't as good as his favourites, that kind of sucks .. surelythere's more to good music than that?

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From: Blue Charvel Date: August 4, 2004 at 8:46
That's cool, 'cause I'm a geek on so many other levels, I'd hate to add another...

From: Axelinger Date: August 4, 2004 at 21:35
Past Leebo quotes: 'I can't beleive how many people have knocked CC's playing on this board. CC is an awesome guitar player, and as someone who plays, a bit of a hero.' 'Great fun album from a great band. Awesome guitar work throughout.' Present Leebo quotes: 'CC isn't as technical as your heros, in fact if you want to say that in the great scheme of it all he is crap, I'll agree with you.' 'err he's not my hero, that'd be more like Stevie Ray Vaughan I think' Contradictions?

From: Leebo Date: August 5, 2004 at 5:24
you must be a big fan of my posts! contradictions? no mate, I just got bored of the argument. I simply don't care if you rate the guy at all, it's all good. same time next year?

From: Rockhead Date: August 5, 2004 at 7:47
Looks like round 1 to the Axeslinger!!

From: Axelinger Date: August 5, 2004 at 14:01
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From: Leebo Date: August 6, 2004 at 5:14
'rockhead' hates poison anyway (see above) so his opinions may be a bit bias? grow up boys, find something else to do with your time rather than posting on the board of a band you don'y like ..it's getting a bit tired. and what's ? I'm guessing you're ... 12?

From: Axelinger Date: August 6, 2004 at 13:25
You've been exposed as a walking contradiction, Leebo... If you want to continue this game of getting the last word in, take it to the message board, where I can further make you look like a damn fool without cluttering up an area reserved for comments specifically about Poser... I'll not comment in here in response to you again, but I'm betting you certainly will... And was a surreptitious wink to Rockhead, denoting, 'Can you believe this goof won't give it up?'... Cheerio, mate...

From: Rockhead Date: August 7, 2004 at 8:49
My comment was based purely on your u-turns and inconsistency in postings Lesbo. Nothing to do with this album really. And by the way this Poison thread helps my anger management. Due to the inane ramblings of Poison die-hards I find I can have a bit of a LAUGH-SO TIME IS NOT REALLY WASTED..

From: James Date: August 23, 2004 at 18:24
i tend to really enjoy this album, i don't hear much blues in it until the last track #14. i think this is Poison's STRONGEST album, this album seems like it has very strong upbeat songs and deserves a listen. it seems like when you hear Poison's Look What The Cat Dragged In, it sounds raw and edgy, then u pop in Open Up And Say Ahh.....it sounds more harder, heavier then their debut, then u hear Flesh And Blood, and the songs sound stronger and more enjoyable, more upbeat, more bass.. IT ROCKS!

From: Geoff Date: August 23, 2004 at 20:26
This was actually the first album I ever heard that truly blew me away (Yes, I got into the scene a little late) and to this day I still love the CD! 'Ride the wind' was always a fave and led to the more melodic leanings I found, 'Valley of lost souls' and 'Life loves a tragedy' are great slabs of commercial hard rock. 'Come hell or highwater' is awesome, and overall it's just a great solid commercial hard rock release. Hard to choose a fave between this and the debut - very different CDs

From: Kip Date: August 29, 2004 at 3:52
one of the best albums ever and in my personal top 10. 10/10

From: run2u Date: September 9, 2004 at 11:00
Tambi'n de mi'personal top'!Grand'simo disco de hard(te cabr' en el lector,no te preocupes...ja-ja)que como bien se ha dicho es el trabajo m's poderoso,bluesero y pulido de POISON.Producci'n de lujo cortes'a de Mr.Fairbairn,guitarreos apabullantes y llenos de feeling(qui'n dec'a que CC es malo?),las voces sonando mejor que nunca...y lo m's importante:canciones que rozan la perfecci'n.No se puede pedir m's al rock.9'5/10 run2u69@hotmail.com

From: run2u Date: September 9, 2004 at 11:01
Tambi'n de mi'personal top'!Grand'simo disco de hard(te cabr' en el lector,no te preocupes...ja-ja)que como bien se ha dicho es el trabajo m's poderoso,bluesero y pulido de POISON.Producci'n de lujo cortes'a de Mr.Fairbairn,guitarreos apabullantes y llenos de feeling(qui'n dec'a que CC es malo?),las voces sonando mejor que nunca...y lo m's importante:canciones que rozan la perfecci'n.No se puede pedir m's al rock.9'5/10 run2u69@hotmail.com

From: run2u Date: September 9, 2004 at 11:02
Tambi'n de mi'personal top'!Grand'simo disco de hard(te cabr' en el lector,no te preocupes...ja-ja)que como ya se ha dicho es el 'lbum m's potente y pulido de POISON.Producci'n de lujo cortes'a de Mr.Fairbairn,guitarreos apabullantes y llenos de feeling(qui'n dec'a que CC es malo?),las voces sonando mejor que nunca...y lo m's importante:canciones que rozan la perfecci'n.No se puede pedir m's al rock.9'5/10 run2u69@hotmail.com

From: run2u Date: September 9, 2004 at 17:15
PD. pido disculpas, ese comentario por triplicado ha sido un fallo inform'tico, nada voluntario. Sorry friends for repeating, it was not my intention.

From: Kostyl Date: January 5, 2005 at 20:22
There is no album better of this in the world!!! It change all my life. You're fuckin' great, friends!!!

From: Leo Lok�o Date: February 16, 2005 at 5:19
Um dos melhores discos de Hard Rock de todos os tempos !!!

From: MIGUEL GUNS Date: April 4, 2005 at 13:38
NO ESTOY DE ACUERDO CON LOS QUE OPINAN QUE ESTE ES SU MEJOR DISCO, PERO BUENO... OJO! QUE NO QUIERO DESMERECERLO, A MI TAMBIEN ME PARECE UN GRAN DISCO!!! LAS MEJORES: Something To Believe In Y Life Goes On. POR CIERTO MUY BUENO EL DISCO QUE HA SACADO Rikki Rocket DE VERSIONES GLAM.

From: wzcj02 Date: April 19, 2006 at 5:43
Excellent album....in my top ten favourites easily. Has a more mature/thicker sound which is less pop and more hard rock. The songs are great aswell of course. This is easily poisons best album.

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: August 3, 2006 at 15:45
Great Glam/Hard Rock/Blues album, tambien mi album favorito de ellos dejando de lado los escandalos de 1 de las 2 bandas mas famosas de esta movida que recuerdos de adolescencia cuando aca ni existian los CDs era puro Casette aun los tengo algo estropeado pero alli estan, aca fusionan su onda glam con hard rock y blues lo cual los hace mas maduros y con mas gusto y clase, mi tema favorito siempre sera en este 'Come Hell Or High Water' ese comienzo de esta placa siempre estara en mi mente...

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: August 3, 2006 at 15:51
...'Ride The Wind' y 'Life Goes On' son dos temazos mas, hay fillers tambien pero hay muy buenos temas tambien 8.5/10

From: metalhead4life Date: November 3, 2006 at 12:59
Hey Blue Charvel, you've got good taste my friend. Yngwie and Strato are two of my faves too. I only have one Dream Theatre album - 'Awake' and I'm not really into it. I'll have to pull it out one of these days. If you haven't already, check out Kuni (Looking for Action). You should like that. He's a guitar wiz and has some cool songs in the hard rock/glam/traditional/power metal genre. To teh others: CC Deville is not a guitar mastermind but he is good at playing glam/hard rock.

From: rockhardrock Date: March 29, 2007 at 10:28
First let me tell ya that i LOVE this band. This record is one of the best records,released that year(90). My fav. is 'unskinny bop'(superb rhythm).The ballad 'something to believe in'is great song.'ride the wind'kicks(you know what)D. Another 2 that i like very much:'flesh&blood,sacrifice' and 'come hell or high water'. Great stuff from beginning till the end.

From: kai Date: July 21, 2008 at 19:39
In this release Poison quits the party anthems and gets serious, making a more mature album. Killer tracks like 'Valley Of Lost Souls', 'Ride The Wind', '(Flesh & Blood) Sacrifice' & 'Come Hell Or High Water' makes, for me, the best Poison album.

From: nookiexx Date: May 6, 2009 at 12:18
한글로 코멘트 달면 삭제 되다니!!! 헐~~~

From: george_the_jack Date: May 6, 2009 at 12:36
You must be kidding...

From: BIG-TIME Date: June 8, 2009 at 19:27
Only in America can an average band like this make it sooooo big. Yeah it's over the top, childish but I just don't like em...KEEP ROCKIN ALL!!!

From: GlamSlam Date: August 11, 2009 at 6:10
Party,girls,booze,glam,make up, getting some hmmm.... Poison is Glam Rock

From: pie75 Date: September 10, 2010 at 23:38
i don't think this is poisons best album that was the first to me but this is the best musically and it's stripped down and more bluesy and mature kind of like cinderella when they made night songs and then long cold winter but this is a very enjoyable album unskiny bop was amusing that's all but the rest like valley of lost souls,let it play,life goes on,ride the wind,don't give up an inch and something to beleive in are all good songs this is their last good album before they would venture into the valley of lost sales!

From: patriotsfan29 Date: August 18, 2012 at 15:19
Very awesome release from Poison here. Every song is a winner throughout, with Ride The Wind, Don't Give Up An Inch and Poor Boy Blues being my favorites. I don't like this as much as Open Up, but it's great anyways.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: May 28, 2015 at 20:30
Third release and the band was already in a stardom situation ..."Ride The Wind" is in my humble opinion the best cut in here...tracks 3,5,6,7(nice),8,11(nice) & 13 are good songs as well...so in general lines and not adding anything else that has been said,this Record is a lot of fun .88/100

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: May 28, 2015 at 20:46
I'm with Rick: Flesh And Blood contains Poison's best song, in the form of "Ride The Wind." And that's coming from an avowed non-fan of the band--partly because I think Bret's a fucking doofus, and partly because I just don't like most of their tunes that much. But you know: broken clocks and blind squirrels. That said, this disc, while trying to be taken a bit more seriously, also contains the band's hands-down worst song (of their peak years anyway): the godawful, embarrassing "Unskinny Bop."

From: edwithmj Date: May 29, 2015 at 8:57
Of Poison's first three albums, this is my least favourite - there's just too much filler with Strange Days Of Uncle Jack, Something To Believe In (one of the dullest ballads I've heard; almost as bad as Britny Fox's Save the Weak and Slaughter's Fly to the Angels), Don't Give Up An Inch and Swampjuice (Soul-O) being the worst offenders. Of the rest, there are few "stand-out" tracks: Sacrifice, Let It Play, Life Goes On (decent enough ballad), Come Hell Or High Water and Ride The Wind (decent but far from their best). Unskinny Bop is dreadful, yes, but I don't find it skippable at all as it has some decent guitars in it. Poison were one of the first glam bands I ever listened to regularly but they're far from the best - especially on this album.

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: May 29, 2015 at 20:24
How can a song be both dreadful and also not skippable at all?

From: edwithmj Date: May 30, 2015 at 16:19
Dreadful lyrically but the guitars make it unskippable.

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: May 30, 2015 at 21:36
I think the whole damn thing's pretty dreadful personally, but to each his own. There's no denying the song was one of THE big hits of the summer of 1990. Isn't it funny how summer hits seem to stick in the mind mor ebthan songs that ere popular in any other season? 1990: "Epic," "Cradle Of Love," "Unsinny Bop," "The Other Side," and "Blaze Of Glory." I could do the same for basically any summer from 1988 to 2002.

From: CC Date: June 4, 2015 at 16:49
I am, and always will be, a massive Poison fan, and while my favourite songs are probably on Open up and say ahh, I think of the first three albums this is by far the best from start to finish. The first two albums had more weaker tracks for me. Songs like Unskinny bop, I take for what they are, classic cock rock with ridiculous lyrics, and I enjoy it immensely. Over all though, and as much of a fan of DeVille that I am, I will always say that Crack a smile was for me the out and out best album they ever did. What I really like though with all of Poisons albums is they all sound different without actually sounding like a different band.


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