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I Want Some Rare Poison Demos! 

Make that - I want some rare Paris demos! You know, the ones with Matt Smith on guitar? One of the demos has been on YouTube for awhile now. The song "Talkin' Loud" is both rudimentary and cool. It sort of shows where Poison was going and it's always cool to dig up history. So I found a website that lists all these supposed rare songs available via CDR and I'll gladly pay my fair share! I guess I'll drop a line to the site owner because I want these songs. Check out this list of Poison, er, Paris, rarities:









"#1 BAD BOY"





Do you happen to own any (or all) of these rarities? How do they rate? What do you think of the track below?

Reader Comments (13)

I used to own a bootleg show from 84 when they were still called Paris. They played just about all of those songs and a few covers to boost but i dunno, didn't think those songs sounded too awesome back then
December 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNikkeSixx
Allyson - I have a live show that contains these songs from Paris. DOA, LETS GET CRAZY, LIGHTNING STRIKES, LIPSTICK KILLER, LOOKS THAT KILL, NIGHT SCHOOL, ROCK ROCK TONIGHT, SHOUT AT THE DEVIL, TOP DOGS, & YOU GOT ANOTHER THING COMING. Its decent quality and a lot of fun to hear them cover Motley Crue and Judas Priest. If you email me directly I would gladly send you a copy.
December 29, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterreptileblvd
Ally, i think i have a couple of these that a friend of mine sent me a while back I have to do some digging but let me see what i can find for you.
December 29, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkari
Just looked at that site and it is killer, Al, for sure.

And if the Paris (Poison) clip you posted is any indication, this is great stuff and shows how great they were up until they blinked (or should that be "winked"?, hahaha!!!) after the half hearted "Open Up And Say Ahhh..." album.

These recordings (most likely) and "Look What The Cat Dragged In" are testament to Poison's contribution to really amping up the Glam factor for Metal (along with the Crue, of course).

The fact that Michaels can't sing for sh*t live doesn't seem to matter in hindsight and granted, he could yelp a little higher in their early days. What a freak he's turned into, though, albeit an amusing one.

Just wish they'd put out new material, as it has been discussed here led by Al. And I wish they'd do it along the lines of their earlier material, not neo cowboy or country songs blatantly aimed at the biker set (when they love "Look What The Cat Dragged In" anyway, even if "them boys look like wimmins on the cover".).

And they can skip the covers this time on a new album should they muster the passion to put one out (Take a cue from Ratt, clowns). On the other hand, I would love to hear the covers of Motley and Priest from these early recordings.

I really should get into demoland and obscure recordings of our fave era and genre of "80's Hair/Glam Metal" now, too. I do, however, have a ton of Zeppelin, Van Halen, Aerosmith, AC/DC and Cheap Trick (hahaha!!!) boots, both on LP and CD.

Also, I have found 80's and early 90's movie soundtracks (and a few new ones) to be a great source for non-lp released rarities usually with excellent sound quality (as Hollywood generally tends to spare no expense when it comes to production values).

Some relatively recent finds include:

>"Young and Dumb" by Scream off the "Encino Man" soundtrack.
>"Slam Dunk" by Pretty Boy Floyd off "Switch".
>"Wild Thing" by Cheap Trick off "Encino Man".
>"The Power" by Warrant off "Gladiator" (not the Russell Crowe one... the Cuba Gooding one, hahaha!!!).
>"Magic Carpet Ride" by Michael Monroe (with Steve Stevens) off "Coneheads".
>"Keep The Faith" by Valentine from "Don't Tell Mama The Babysitter's Dead".
>"Perfect World" by Alias from the same.
>"Hunger" & "Nothin's Gonna Stand In Our Way" by Spectre General (actually Kick Axe but due to contractual obligations they had to appear under an alias) off the original "Transformers" soundtrack.
>"Transformers" by Lion off the same as above.
>"Transformers" by Cheap Trick off the recent "Transformers II" soundtrack. Very interesting to compare, hahaha!!!
>"30 Days In The Hole" by Kick Axe off "Up The Creek" (LP only... A killer Metalized cover of the Humble Pie classic and it's floating out there on the net if you hunt the usual suspects).
>"Strike Like Lightning" & "Shadows" by Mr. Big off "Navy Seals".
>"Shout It Out" by Slaughter off "Bill & Ted's Bogus Adventure".
>"Battle Stations" by Winger off the same as above.

Guys! Lemme know if you know of some non-lp cuts from the bands of our favorite genre from movie soundtracks!

P.S. Also, these soundtracks can generally be found on Amazon or Ebay for anywhere from just a dollar to under 10 bux, usually!
December 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Never pay for boots - all freely available on the net.
Here is one from

Paris (Poison) - 1984-01-15-Old Forge, PA

Looks That Kill
Belong To the Night
Gangs & Women In the Street
Lightning Strikes
Let's Get Crazy
Sweet Girls
Hot Shot
Top Dogs
Jackie No
Bang A Gong (Get It On)
You've Got Another Thing Comin'
Night School

Rock, Rock Tonight
Shout At the Devil

Download Here:

Metalboy! - check out the soundtrack section at heavy harmonies
December 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTony
I guess this is the most appropriate for Bring Back Glam -
even got a Kix section!
December 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTony

Thanx for the tips, dude.

Gotcha on the whole "never pay for boots" thing, but when I bought all that stuff there was no internet, hahaha!!!

That Paris show you got sounds like it sounds awesome. Gonna cop it somehow. I kinda wish they'd put the stuff out just the way Ratt put out some of their old stuff pre big deal signing when they were known as Mickey Ratt.

And you are so right on about Heavy Harmonies. I've gotten so much stuff that's listed on there and now I'll have even more. Never occured to me to check out their Soundtracks.

Just perused it all from like '80 to '94 (that's the time frame that fascinates me most) and there are definitely some things I either overlooked or knew nothing about.

Some I already spotted I wanna check out...

Days of Thunder -- Last Note Of Freedom, David Coverdale
Point Break -- Smoke On The Water, Loudhouse
Iron Eagle II -- I Got A Line On You, Alice Cooper
Youngblood -- Winning Is Everything, Autograph
Fright Night -- Save Me Tonight, White Sister
-- You Can't Hide From The Beast Inside, Autograph
Dudes -- Rock N' Roll Outlaw, Keel
These Boots Are Made For Walkin' -- Megadeth

There's more but you get the picture (no pun intended) and I forgot about one killer soundtrack I recommend for everyone here and we've discussed in the past...


And though now it's readily available, it's still worth noting something that once blew people's minds on a regular basis and did so live on Dick Clark's Rockin' Eve circa 1987...

... and that is...

... from the "Less Than Zero" soundtrack...

"Rock and Roll All Nite" covered by none other than Poison!

I used to kill people with that back in the day with my little cassette mixtape I'd slip in their cassette decks of their mom's '79 Fleetwood or sumethin'.
December 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
The 'never pay for boots' thing was more aimed at Allyson after her post about buying the Paris boot.

I have just started picking up soundtracks both the glam era ones & more modern ones for films like Spiderman & Scorpion King which feature 'heavier' stuff.

I have the 'Days Of Thunder' cd & the Last Note Of Freedom is not his best work, but still well worth a listen. Somewhere I have a tape of the Fright Night one, both those tracks are great.

Looking out for a cd of the Shocker soundtrack - have it on vinyl - great tracks from Bonfire, Saraya, Dangerous Toys & Voodoo X
December 30, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTony
You all saw the "Rock Like A Rocker" video on YouTube right?
December 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbritt harlow

Thanx for the tip! Just saw that "Rock Like A Rocker" vid you recommended. Frickin' awesome! Can't believe original guitarist, Matt "Ko Ko" Smith threw in the towel right before they were gonna finally hit it big.

He was such a rockstar and wrote a lot of the stuff on "Look What The Cat Dragged In", to boot!

I met this guy in London back in 2001, a good friend of this British chick I was dating at the time, who told me his band almost made it (forget the name of his band that ultimately did get signed just like Poison did), but was always beat out by Poison in Battle of the Bands contests on the Strip at places like Gazzarri's, etc.

Anywho, this dude told me that Dahl and Michaels actually sat him and one of his bandmates down one night and said, "You guys should pack it in. You are actually better than us but we'll win everytime because we have the image and our music is a lot simpler. You guys are actually too good". Makes sense, right?

The guy actually wound up being a roadie for G'n'R on the European Tours for both Appetite and Use Your Illusion. He gave me one of his roadie passes from the Use Your Illusion Tour as a momento after he saw what a Heavy Metal fan I am. Got it hangin' on the doorknob of my bedroom to this day!


Tony! You are a killer! I'm gonna get a lot of those Soundtracks that were on that Heavy Harmonies site. You can find "Shocker" on CD relatively reasonably priced on both Ebay and Amazon. Totally worth having. All those bands you mentioned that are on it are absolutely killer, too!

And I appreciate your feedback on the stuff, too. I will approach Coverdale on the "Days of Thunder" Soundtrack with caution but so wanna check out "Fright Night", etc.

You guyz Rock Like A Rocker!!!
December 31, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
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