Open Up And Say... Ahh!- Poison (1988)

With many of the bands that rocked the 1980s, being spread all across different subgenres of rock n' roll, glam-metal most definitely made its impression during the latter half of the decade. With groups such as Motley Crue and Bon Jovi having their biggest success at the time, so was Poison, formed in 1983 by lead vocalist Bret Michaels, guitarist Matt Smith, bassist Bobby Dall, and drummer Rikki Rockett.

Having had success with their debut album, Look What The Cat Dragged In, their second album is on the same page as their previous outing. Their sophomore album, Open Up And Say... Ahh!, found massive success around the world, most notably reaching the number 2 spot on the US Billboard 200 chart.


Track Listings As They Appear On The Album:

  1. 'Love on the Rocks'-3:32

  2. 'Nothin' But A Good Time'-3:43

  3. 'Back to the Rocking Horse'- 3:25

  4. 'Good Love'- 2:51

  5. 'Tearin' Down The Walls'- 3:50

  6. 'Look but You Can't Touch'- 3:25

  7. 'Fallen Angel'- 3:56

  8. 'Every Rose Has Its Thorn'- 4:20

  9. 'Your Mama Don't Dance'- 3:01

  10. 'Bad To Be Good'- 4:05


The album had 4 singles come from it, including 'Nothin' But A Good Time', 'Fallen Angel', 'Every Rose Has Its Thorn', and 'Your Mama Don't Dance'. Helping certify their status among the glam and hair metal scene for the following years.

The band would go on to put out five more studio albums in the next few decades, but they wouldn't reach the status that they had when first making their mark on the music business. But nevertheless, the band is still continuing to tour and plans on hitting the road in 2022 for a tour with Motley Crue, Def Leppard, as well as Joan Jett. With the tour being set back due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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