The second song on this album from the premier pop-metal band of the '80s sums up perfectly what Poison was all about: "Nothin' But a Good Time" isn't exactly deep, but it's a fun song. There's other good stuff on what is unquestionably Poison's best album; "Love on the Rocks" and "Look But You Can't Touch" show that this band is at its best when it's not taking itself seriously, though the wistful "Fallen Angel" remains one of Poison's best songs. "Every Rose Has Its Thorn," on the other hand, has nothing to distinguish it from the flood of power ballads of the late 80s. The cover of "Your Mama Don't Dance," however, more than makes up for this, with the sense of fun and humor that made Poison so entertaining. --Genevieve Williams
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(wandersoul73) from LANCASTER, TX
Reviewed on 6/18/2009...
This cd is just great Rockin' N Rollin' fun.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
(tjolicoeur) from DETROIT, MI
Reviewed on 12/28/2007...
This is the original release with the original full picture cover before they altered it to feature the eyes only.
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Hiram Gomez Pardo | Valencia, Venezuela | 04/14/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Poison is a rock ensemble that picks up the essential sounds of the great rock bands of the early seventies (Crazy Elephants, Free, and some twists of Ten Years After) in this fabulous compilation of well made songs.
There's much adrenaline in this album of visible commercial tunes but with effective sounds that results worthy to listen and acquire.