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Poison Set to Release 'Double Dose Of Poison: Ultimate Hits'

Poison will release another greatest hits compilation...and I can't help but shake my head. The package, called Double Dose Of Poison: Ultimate Hits will be released May 3rd. The album is to coincide with the band's 25th anniversary and tour with Motley Crue.

Here is the track listing:

Disc 1

'Talk Dirty To Me'
'I Want Action'
'I Won't Forget You'
'Cry Tough'
'Look What The Cat Dragged In'
'Nothin' But A Good Time'
'Fallen Angel'
'Every Rose Has Its Thorn'
'Your Mama Don't Dance'
'Unskinny Bop'
'Rock And Roll All Nite'
'Ride The Wind'
'Something To Believe In'
'Life Goes On'
'The Last Song'
'Shooting Star'

Disc 2

'We're An American Band'
'So Tell Me Why'
'No More Lookin' Back [live]'
'Can't You See'
'Little Willy'
'Suffragette City'
'Look But You Can't Touch'
'Until You Suffer Some (Fire And Ice)'
'Bastard Son Of A Thousand Blues'
'Lay Your Body Down'
'Sexual Thing'
'(Flesh & Blood) Sacrifice'
'What I Like About You'
'Love On The Rocks'
'Face The Hangman'
'Livin' For The Minute'
'Cover Of The Rolling Stone'
'Poor Boy Blues'

Of course, the release is good for the band and their old label – because both casual and diehard fans tend to buy compilation albums (for different reasons). I don't begrudge the boys in Poison for yet another greatest hits package. I just really want some new music someday. Bret has a new solo record ready called Get Your Rock On...and it is all originals. So why can't he get it together with Poison? That said, I must admit I like the idea of the B-sides on this new double-hits greatest package. I'm a B-side queen – I love them! Half the time I love B-sides more than singles...and yeah – I'll probably end up forking over my very hard earned money for this. I figure it is a tradeoff: no way am I paying an astronomical price for a seat to the Poison/Crue tour. I'll be at the Cincinnati stop of the tour, but I won't be paying the top level price because it is appalling. Right now, I even think the lawn prices are appalling – but I fully expect Live Nation to discount just like last summer – so I'll wait. And in the meantime, I guess I'll take my savings and get Double Dose Of Poison: Ultimate Hits...unless my husband asks “Why are you buying those songs...again?” to which point I may have to hang my head and say “I have no idea.”

So what do you think? Will you get Double Dose Of Poison: Ultimate Hits in May?

Reader Comments (40)

I will absolutely not buy this. I also have a problem with calling this type of package "hits." If they want to say "best of" that's one thing, but "hits"? Hardly. When was "Can't You See" a hit for Poison? Or "Face the Hangman"? Or "The Last Song"? Which is one of my favorite Poison non-hits, but that's beside the point.

But back to the point...when is enough enough? When they have more so-called "hits" albums than regular albums?
March 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJT
Don't really need this. Just Japanese presses of the 1st two albums until they remaster them and then I'll get the mini album versions of those once the Japanese put them out.

In the meantime, I'll pay the brokers out the whazoo at the last minute for point blank VIP tickets to catch the classic line-ups of two of the biggest Glam Metal bands who ever walked the face of the earth.

Who knows how many more times we'll be able to see either one of them. Not many.

And for all that dumbed down marketing "savvy" Michaels and Sixx put into their halfa*sed side projects, we can only hope they finally realize the biggest marketing move either of them could ever make now would be to once and for all work on new material to make REAL ROCK'n'ROLL albums.

You know what it is? I just had an epiphany of what the real problem going on with both of these bands and why they've all but given up on making new music...

Over the last decade they have both put together enuff material to put out new albums and because of all their tremendous past success, they are so permanently high on themselves they can't tell the crap from the good in their final productions.

Then they perform their new stuff for the deaf ears of an audience Sixx, Michaels and Co. perceive to be brain-washed by Hair Nation and Guitar Hero. When that audience duzn't applaud to their new material and only wants to hear the old stuff, Crue and Poison drop the new sub par crap from their set lists.

What Sixx and Crue fail to recognize is the very simple reason the new stuff is not well received. People don't respond to it because it's mediocre, not so much because it's unfamiliar. They should remember when they first hit the scene to girl's screams and standing ovations, it was because their material was, yes, indeed, new and different and they, but also because, huh-uh-lo-oh, it was also GOOD! And it was REAL!

So, wake up, dudes!

The Stones did it with "Some Girls" when everyone thought they had all but run out of ideas. Zeppelin (for better or worse) did it with "In Through The Out Door".

C'mon, Brett!... Enuff with the mindless, pseudo good ol' boy, redneck crap! Nikki!... Enuff with the formulaic "Modern Metal" crap of Sixx A.M.! It's time to make some REAL ROCK albums!

It's time to ROCK and ROLL!
March 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
I will not buy it. I agree...Poison is Waaaaay overdue with making a new Album. When is the last time they even made one? Hell, Kiss is still making new records. WTF...and by the way....I loved Sonic Boom
Motley's last CD was pretty good, but not super. The song Saints of LA, I thought was up there with the Dr. Feelgood or girls girls girls songs. But the other songs were just ok.
Brett is making soooo much money, I'm sure that he is not motivated for Poison. Hell, he is lobbying hard to replace Charlie Sheen on 2 1/2 Men. Not sure if he can act, but that goes to show how much clout he has now in the main stream media. Amazing, actually. He must be a very smart guy, for after all these yrs to now become so popular with a new generation. Go BRETT

BTW: Saw Kix last night. They have new shirts out. Wish I could post it on here. Actually, maybe on Facebook, i will post.
Set list for last night's show (2nd night at Jaxx, in northern VA):
Ring around Rosie
Atomic Bomb
Lie like a Rug
Dont close your eyes
Hot wire
Same Jane
Cold Shower
Cold Blood
Blow my Fuse
Drop the Bomb
Midnight Dynamite
For Shame
Yeah Yeah Yeah
I pulled the setlist of Brians speaker and brought home a big pink balloon for the kids. lots of fun
March 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrian L
Steve W. told us that Friday's set list was much different and he said that they practically played all their song collection...which of course is exaggerated...However, I think it is super cool that they listened to their fans and have switched up their set list. I lobbied for yrs for them to play Ring around Rosie...NOW...they play it. YES
March 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrian L
March 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGary
Yawn???? Serious? How Glam can you get?? M3..Kix??
March 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrian L
I'm kinda stoked for M3 but it lacks the firepower of last year's roster that had the ORIGINAL line-up of CINDERELLA and SCORPS going out big with three of the front key players still intact.

I mean, come on, WHITESNAKE with COVERDALE as the only key member of both "Classic" Whitesnake lineups as the "Headliner"?...

As I've been saying...


Why couldn't they have at least rangled Poison as the headliner even if it meant ditchin' Nelson or whatever?

And Bri, is Brett really so smart? Let's not confuse making a buck with being smart. Yeah, he's whoring himself out to the formula his handlers and agent has laid out for him, but if he was really smart he would also flank himself with just a teensie weensie bit of artistic integrity and put out a QUALITY Poison album.

Who knows, it could even very well wind up being one of his biggest money makers to date! That is, if they apply every bit of what little heart and soul they've got left into the project.

I've already got the name for the album, as pompous as it sounds...


p.s. I'm glad to see Kix switchin' it up. One song I really wish they would put aside, at least for awhile, would be "Yeah, Yeah, Yeah". You may think it's a signature song, but for me, at this point, it's filler! The same repetitious riff, however catchy, with Whiteman going on and on. I really think he just loves to hear himself talk. Don't get me wrong, I do, too. But after seein' 'em nearly 30 times, I'm wishin' they would replace that particular number with 3 others we haven't heard in awhile. Nevertheless, I'll be there, Bri, VIP and point blank, front and center. We all gonna party the night before, man?
March 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Hell no, I'll smack Bret Michaels right in the kisser next time I see him for this
March 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNikkeSixx
Was yawning at he news of yet anothe greatest hits collection from Poison. Like Ally's husband said, how many freaking times do ya want to pay for the same songs??!!
March 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGary
Is Poison trying to break the Scorpions record for most repackaged hits compilations? poison has been devoid of originality for awhile. When i saw Bret here a two years ago and he was basically a cover artist. A couple Poison songs, grand funk song, Skynyrd song. He seems more content with being on Tv than making music.
Metalboy, why are you so hung up on who is in Whitesnake? No one made it past 2 albums except in the early days. The only person that would make anyone go "ooh" is John Sykes and he has been laying low for the past year or so, Plus, Reb and Aldrich are terrific players that have made one good album and the previews of the new one sounds great. I saw them open for Priest and everyone loved them, I am more interested in a good album and a good show that seeing whomever on stage.
March 13, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterscott whitt
got ya Gary. :)
I am def going to be at Wildstreet pre party. Hope to meet you guys and do some partying.
March 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrian L
Hey, what am I? Chopped Liver freshly butchered by Blackie Lawless or sumthin? I'll see you characters at Wildstreet, too, boyz!
March 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Oh, and Scott, I am not obsessed with Whitesnake but I probably would be if it was the classic "Still Of The Night" line-up including Sykes.

Look, I appreciate Beech and Aldrich. They are, indeed, killers. And they are even makin' some great albums with Coverdale under the Whitesnake banner.

But I just think if a band is pretty much the sole headliner of what is supposed to be one of the top Glam Metal events of the Summer, M3, I would personally prefer to have their line-up consisting of more than just one original band member in attendance.

I want to see at least SOME of the characters who were a part of making the albums, making HISTORY as the band that was going on all those first tours.

That's why seein' Scorps and Cinderella, particularly the latter, as they are STILL in their original line-up, made it way more special as these were the guys who MADE THE MUSIC, not a dictator and his METAL MERCENARIES!

Still, Scott, I'll give ya Beech and Aldrich are certainly pro's, which is why I've dubbed them as Metal Mercenaries here. They will, no doubt, make serious Metal Whompum, executing every note proficiently, but, I seriously doubt they'll do it with as much joi de Metal as the originators.

And remember, dude, by all means, ROCK OUT! It's just my opinion. I'll give these characters one thing. They sure are REAL ROCKERS. So, in that regard, they will deliver.

I'll be up there cheerin' just like everyone else, maybe just not as loudly.

p.s. Maybe I do suffer from "Originalineupitis". Perhaps this is why I'll be puttin' serious effort and resources into seein' Crue and Poison point blank and VIP.
March 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
I agree with both Metalboy and scott whit; if Sykes was still with Whitesnake I'd love them as much as I still love Van Halen and AC/DC. Biggest mistake IMO Coverdale ever made was to fire John Sykes.

As for Poison; no thanks. I'm content with the one album I have.
March 15, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteri'mtheone
You know, One, it's funny you mention Coverdale firing Sykes. I mean, didn't Van Halen fire Roth?

Doesn't Coverdale realize how huge it would be to put that version of the band back together? I believe everyone is still around.

Of course, when the likes of M3 enable his gigantic ego by making a scab Whitesnake THE sole headliner, why should he?
March 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Depends on who you ask, Metalboy. If you ask the VH bros he left to do a movie and told them they needed to wait a year for him; something they didn't want to do. If you ask Dave he didn't like the direction the band was going. The truth is probably somewhere in between. And..even though I prefer the Roth-era by a mile Sam kept VH relevant when they might've imploded. There are a lot of good tunes to be had in the Hagar-era. As a huge VH fan I like the Hagar-era but I love the Roth-era. So..I still liked Van Halen. Whitesnake I disliked as much as I had liked them after that. The 1987 album is wonderful but I thought the next one was lame. You could hear what Sykes brought to the table when you heard it..or more like you could hear what Whitesnake suddenly lacked. I actually like the new Whitesnake single; it's one of the better straight-forward rock songs I've heard in a long time. But I just think at this point that Coverdale should just be a solo artist like Ozzy. He's the only original member left and I'm just not into that. I guess maybe I appreciate 'originalness' as well although I'm aware that Sykes was not an original WS member either. However...he was in the band by the time I'd discovered them so that makes a big difference...:)
March 16, 2011 | Unregistered Commenteri'mtheone

I guess I mean the second "Classic Line-Up" when it comes to Whitesnake.

Man, I wish I saw the original line-up of Sabbath! Damn!

I heard it was something else that caused Diamond Dave to leave Van Halen. And it's not something I want to mention here. Poke around the internet, if you don't know the real reason that's been floating around.
March 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
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