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Greatest Hits 1986-96
Greatest Hits 1986-96
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
  •  Track Listings (18) - Disc #1

Pop pundits might contend that a Poison greatest-hits collection should be an EP. Yet despite jeers from critics, these glam-metal pretty boys produced big hits, filled arenas, and fueled MTV in the late '80s. And the open...  more »


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All Artists: Poison
Title: Greatest Hits 1986-96
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 5
Label: Capital Records
Original Release Date: 11/26/1996
Release Date: 11/26/1996
Album Type: Import
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
Styles: Glam, Pop Metal, Hard Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 724385337529, 724385337550

Pop pundits might contend that a Poison greatest-hits collection should be an EP. Yet despite jeers from critics, these glam-metal pretty boys produced big hits, filled arenas, and fueled MTV in the late '80s. And the opening track on this 18-cut compilation sets the record straight: "Nothing but a Good Time," indeed. From down 'n' dirty rockers such as "Talk Dirty to Me," "Look What the Cat Dragged In," and "I Want Action," to mega-ballads "Something to Believe In" and "Every Rose Has Its Thorn," this is a treat for those who like big hair and bigger hooks. Included are two previously unreleased songs, "Sexual Thing" and "Lay Your Body Down," the latter a lush, likable five-minute power ballad. One complaint: the song-by-song notes by singer Bret Michaels somewhat lack the pizzazz one anticipates from a band with such a colorful comportment. --Katherine Turman

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Mark T. from ENID, OK
Reviewed on 4/10/2016...
This is absolutely, without doubt the worst of the LA hair bands. They were wholly incapable of a good song in any context or genre. A total waste of breathing air. This best of (huh? best of crap is still crap)is all the proof needed. Sappy, crappy, cliché, not worth the wind they broke. Their following just shows how absolutely tasteless many people that claim to like music are. These fools single-handedly killed the hair band scene-all the other bands had at least a few good songs, and then this drivel. Party down with us and ingest our filth! was their mantra. The entire population of India could not puke enough to relay to their boneheaded fans how bad this is. Madonna and Boy George are miles above this swill. One of THE VERY WORST BANDS OF ALL TIME! Look what the cat spit up! And a sick cat at that! Horrifying in it's ineptitude! How many copies available here alone, and no one wants this utter garbage!
2 of 5 member(s) found this review helpful.
Ronald S. (Tony) from TULSA, OK
Reviewed on 10/29/2009...
This is a great album with some very good selections.
0 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

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Every Rose Has Its Thorn, Every Genre Has Its Poison
K. Fontenot | The Bayou State | 02/03/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"There's one in every family. You know, the kid who isn't that talented or intelligent, but manages to make it big time. In the hair band era, Poison was that kid. None of the songs on this disc are epic, but I bet that anyone reading this review can sing at least one of Poison's songs word-for-word.Their songs are just infectious. From "Unskinny Bop" to "Nothin' But a Good Time," Poison cranked out hits that just wouldn't go away. You were forced to tap your toes or bang your head to every song they put out. "Talk Dirty To Me" set teenagers across the globe into giddy abandon. Every song, with just a couple of exceptions, was pure, out-and-out fun. Poison looked like they had fun playing the stuff and the fans had fun listening to it.The exceptions were "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" and "Something To Believe In." These songs showed that even the happiest kids on the block had a heart. Later songs(post "Flesh and Blood")seemed to signal the end of the fun days of Poison. As a matter of fact, "Flesh and Blood" was probably the last good album these guys put out.Listen to this album if you're still trapped in the boring gloom-and-doom days of Nirvana and Pearl Jam. Poison knows how to have a good time, and this disc will definitely pick you up."
A Great Rock Band, Period.
C. Myrick | - | 05/07/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Poison never has and never will get critical praise, but they should. These guys have released tons of great FUN rock n' roll over the past 14 years...and they're not done yet. The guys had an awesome tour last summer that averaged well over 10,000 a show and are hitting the road again this summer. This album is a great warm-up for the Poison concert experience. Who cares if you like big hair? There are some great rock tracks on this Greatest Hits album. (Besides, the total glam image only lasted for their debut album anyway). The #1 Every Rose Has Its Thorn, Nothin But a Good Time, Fallen Angel, Talk Dirty to Me, ect. To me those songs will NEVER get old...and I can't wait for NEW material from the band. Keep checking the internet...God knows you won't hear of any new Poison release on the channel formerly known as Music Television. Kids out there need to discover Poison and music that you can have a good time to...this rap rock garbage just doesn't cut it."