March 15, 2017

Poison - Open Up And Say… Ahh! (1988) ☠

Country: U.S.A
Genre: Glam Metal
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☠: Selected by Lass
© 1988 Capitol/Enigma Records
AllMusic Review by 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.

tags: poison, open up and say ahh, 1988, flac,

8 comments:

  1. have you the 20th anniversary version?

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    1. Sorry babe, I don't 😢 We mostly specialize in the original pressings. I personally don't own many of the reissues/remasters/anniversary versions. I'm not a big fan of them 😡

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  2. I know some, if not many, are very loud, but when that's not the case, you can get alt versions, outtakes... For instance, Smashing Pumpkins reissues are awesome. BTW, thanks for sharing this Poison album.

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  3. You're welcome. Personally, bonus content ruins the flow of the original album for me. Buck and Sentinel usually make exceptions to those as they personally own several reissues but they aren't fans of Glam Metal. Thank you for commenting, babe.

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  4. Thank you very much for this! I have it on vinyl, and it's so much fun.

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    1. Both links have been fixed. Thank you for reporting all of the dead links, babe ;) Take care and enjoy :)

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