Owning Poison'd for 24 hours, I'm ready to give the disc a formal review.
It's a surprisingly better album than I initially expected. I know most of you will agree that cover albums are never nearly as good as a record of all new material. Of course, this is the case with Poison'd, still, glam metal icons Poison make the songs work.
With innovative marketing, Poison'd is selling strong over at www.amazon.com. I would assume the disc will land Poison somewhere on the Billboard Top 40 chart next week.
The album, produced by Don Was, features these songs:
I Never Cry
I Need to Know
Can't You See
What I Like About You
Just What I Needed
Rock and Roll All Nite
Your Mama Don't Dance
You Don't Mess Around With Jim
We're An American Band
A special version available only at Wal-Mart stores features the bonus cover of Justin Timberlake's "Sexy Back." Since I purchased my copy at Best Buy I haven't heard the Timberlake classic, but the song is available on iTunes, so you can hear that clip that way.
For ten bucks, Poison'd is a fun spin for the car, especially a summer road trip. No, it's not Grammy worthy and no, it won't go down in history as the best rock album ever made. No matter. Poison'd is classic Poison: raw, fun, energetic.
Haters be damned!