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Poison: Live, Raw and Uncut 2007

Last night while surfing the channels, I was pleasantly surprised to find Vh1 Classic broadcasting Poison: Live, Raw and Uncut 2007. The show was taped in St. Louis, Missouri during the Poison'd tour.

Watching the concert brought back some good memories of last year. The Poison'd tour was the first time I had a special photo pass (I felt very important!) to the pit. I also convinced Heather to go to the show with me, even though it was during the week and she was on the night shift. When Poison is involved, you must rearrange life at all costs! I think I also wore a black sequin halter to the show and was a sweaty mess within ten seconds of arriving at the concert venue. Live and learn I guess.

The set for Poison: Live, Raw and Uncut 2007 looks like this:

Look What The Cat Dragged In
I Want Action
Ride The Wind
I Wont Forget You
What I Like About You
CC Solo
I Hate Every Bone In Your Body But Mine
Something To Believe In
Can't See You
Your Mama Don't Dance
I Need To Know
Rikki Drum Solo
Unskinny Bop
Every Rose Has Its Thorn
Fallen Angel
Talk Dirty To Me
Nothin But A Good Time

The classic Poison set list. Yes, I'll be seeing the same show next month in Cincinnati. No matter how many times the band does the same show, I'm entertained. Finally seeing Bret Michaels solo last week at Rocklahoma made me realize I do prefer the regular Poison show. I need the entire band for the ultimate concert experience. I just don't feel right if someone other than Bobby Dall strums the famous open E intro to "Unskinny Bop."

The crowd pans during Poison: Live, Raw and Uncut 2007 show an active group of fans. I'm sure Bret and company were whipping-up the crowd, saying they were taping the show. Still, the reaction is good with high energy through out the show. I will say Bret sounded a little hoarse midway through the show - this makes me wonder if he's developing some throat issues. After all, he's been singing for a very long time - it's only natural for the pipes to give out after awhile.

C.C. DeVille's guitar solo seems better on this taped performance than what I remember live. Conversely, I remember enjoying Rikki Rocket's drum solo more while at the show. Perhaps it was the moving kit or the energy of the live crowd that helped the solo along? I will say watching this classic concert got me amped for my turn at the summer Poison fun.

I think you can buy a copy of this St. Louis performance at Best Buy. I'm glad I captured the full performance on cable - I simply saved to my DVR as "do not delete."  I just realized of all the band T-shirts I own, none of them is Poison. I think I'll pocket the savings from not having to buy this DVD and use the money toward a Poison shirt at the Cincinnati show. Good times.

Reader Comments (11)

I just saw this last time I was at Best Buy, maybe I should pick it up! I already have a Poison concert DVD called, "Seven Days Live". It was back in 1993, when Richie Kotzen was with the band. It's cool to see them perform some of the songs from the Native Tongue album, because you don't see that anymore.
But now I think I'll have to pick this one up, too.
July 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn
I love Poison...Allyson have a a great time at the show...we get nothing out here for shows..can't wait to move...last time i saw poison was in 91 with warrant..before that bret had passed out on stage in rochester ny the night before from his diabeties when they were opening for a local band opened up (if we had a would have been us) then back in 2001 bobby had to get emergence surgery for his back so that didnt work. so i only saw poison once :(
July 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJoe
Allyson...I saw a really rad Poison wallet in this head shop in Toronto. I was going to buy it for you and mail it to you, but I was in a hurry, and there was a line up at the counter. (A bunch of tourist punk rock kids were buying a ton of shit, and I couldn't wait for them to do it.) So I figured, "meh, I'll get it next weekend." But when I went to go back to the store to get the Poison wallet for you, and a Metallica for my friend Liz, the damn store had shut it's doors!!! (The brou ha ha of the weekend prior with all the punk kids buying everything was a going out of business sale! But since I was in a hurry, I failed to notice to sign.)

Now I'm on a damn mission to find this wallet for you!!!! haha
July 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterVicky
yea they show Poison Live on VH1 all the time...I bet I've seen it at least 5 times already, and that is just this month. Same goes for Motley Crue's Carnival of Sins...on every weekend, it seems. The first time I saw it I was super excited, now I'm just tired of it. Its a good tour, and I enjoy it a lot, but I'm not sure it is worth buying...especially since you can usually catch it for free on TV (as you did :-)) Just check the TV guide!
July 19, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterr0ck0n!
I recorded this Poison special on VH1 Classic. While I love Poison (they are one of my top 5), I am a little unimpressed with the special. I thought that their show at ROK 2007 was much better.
July 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKristen
Hey Vicky,

That's very sweet for you to think of me! Don't spend your $$$ on me though - put that cash toward your Home Sweet Home charity. :)

July 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAllyson
I have been watching Amazon to buy this DVD for ages, I also checked the best buys in Texas last week and did not see it. Is it really a limited release ?
July 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChristian
One thing I wonder is does Brett Michaels ever sleep? The guy is always on tour and when he's not doing Poison dates he does his own solo stuff. And he always does an after-show too. I also wonder if he's hard up for money. He always does those after show, meet & greet things and it's usually pretty expensive. I've never got the feeling it goes towards charity, so it must be more money in his pocket. More power to him I guess if he can get it, but he's got to already be pretty loaded, so why charge so much?
July 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGeorge
Shows you attend always seem better. Watching a video you can pick apart the band a lot better without the distractions of an audience all around you.
Ive seen CC sound good, and Ive seen him sound like he had too much powder before the show. Inconsistent to say the least. Always enjoyed their shows though.
July 21, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJ. Lucas
Does anyone know if this is also gonna be the set list for this summer's Poison tour?
July 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterMichael H.
CC's solo sounds better cause it is overdubbed in the studio. Most bands overdub the sound in some parts before they release it for public viewing. This
is not my opinion but a fact. Dave Mustaine has himself confessed to overdubbing some of the guitar parts on the Rude Awakening DVd because he was not happy with how some of them sounded.

That is why you see frequent scene changes and cameras changing focus every second in almost all music DVDs, They never focus on a member for too long cause if they do it will become visible that there is no sync in the places where the overdubs are done.

Iron Maiden DVDs have the maximum overdubs. I have stopped buying music DVDs for 3 years now because i dont see the point in watching a concert that's been "touched up" in the studio

Aeromsith released a DVD 3 years ago. Guess what ? They played 2 nights in the same stadium. The sound on the first night wasnt very good but the boys were on fire. So they synced the video from the first night with the audio from the second night. I then obtained a bootleg copy of the show from the first night and the difference was obvious. During "toys in the attic", steven misses out a few words becasue he was far away from the mic and had to come running back but cudnt make it in time. However on the official "You gotta Move" DVD, he is singing the words properly and the camera is focusing on Joe Perry ;)

pearl jam's live at the garden is the only i own that has no overdubs and if you watch it you will notice that. You wont see the camera changing focus every 2 seconds.Iwas hoping this Poison DVD would be the same but after reading your comment about CC's solo sounding better on the taped performance , i'm almost certain that this concert is full of overdubs.
July 31, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJoey

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