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Open Up And Say Ah Import
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|1. Love On The Rocks|
|2. Nothin' But A Good Time|
|3. Back To The Rocking Horse|
|4. Good Love|
|5. Tearin' Down The Walls|
|6. Look But You Can't Touch|
|7. Fallen Angel|
|8. Every Rose Has Its Thorn|
|9. Your Mama Don't Dance|
|10. Bad To Be Good|
Import pressing. Out-of-print in the US. 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. EMI.
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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It's also amazing that Poison are still around, and back to the same four guys who rose to fame in the 80's. Although Flesh & Blood is a good album, and Native Tongue is criminally underrated, Open Up and Say...Ahh! is actually quite strong and best represents the early Poison sound.
Starting off with "Love On The Rocks", featuring the lyric "swallow this" which was the original title of the album, Poison are off to a strong start. The riff is catchy, somewhere between glam rock and old classic rock n' roll. What C.C. Deville brings to the party is a love of rock n' roll, and that's why when he left, the band went more bluesy. I even don't mind the guitar sound, I kind of like it. It's overdriven but warm and in control.
From there it's the classic "Nothing But A Good Time". The riff is ripped off from "Deuce" by Kiss, and then later re-ripped off by Kiss for their song "Never Enough". Anyway, you know the hits already, so I won't spend too much time discussing these songs.
What's actually surprising is that Open Up and Say...Ahh! is more than the sum of its singles. The album tracks are almost entirely as strong. "Back to the Rocking Horse" is another Poison rocker, followed by the harmonica-laden-shoulda-been-a-single "Good Love". "Tearin' Down The Walls" ended side one on a fairly strong note, and actually features some interesting changes.Read more ›
Open Up is known for two songs in particular. 'Nothin' But A Good Time' is one of them, it's really the 1980's version of 'Rock And Roll All Nite'. It's a party anthem that remains a great fun song today and became a staple of Poison's live shows. What's not to like? The other well known song is the power ballad 'Every Rose Has Its Thorn', a tearjerker written by Bret Michaels about his breakup with an exotic dancer. The song is often featured on ballads compilations and 80's countdowns for excellent reasons. For me the highlight here is probably 'Fallen Angel', a highly melodic energetic song with fantastic vocal harmonies a trademark of the band. This song represents Poison at its best doing what they do best and I like it so much probably because unlike some of the other songs on this album it hasn't been played as often as the other singles although it was a fairly successful single itself.Read more ›
"Love On The Rocks" recalls Motley Crue and Cinderella, only not as hard as those two groups, but a good enough dose of rock and roll and swaggering bedroom antics. Another track Diamond Dave would be proud of.
"Nothin' But A Good Time" was a good choice for the first single although not as rowdy as the first single from their debut. The theme of blowing one's hard-earned money for a good time to compensate for an unsatisfying job is shown clearly here. The part before the final chorus run-through is a favorite. After CC's solo, comes the rhythmic thumping of the drums in measured time.
Going "Back To The Rocking Horse" seems like a good idea to me. After a brief been-there, done-that explanation, the narrator longs not only for a simpler time but to start all over again. Gosh, the things I'd do if I had the chance, and the world had better look out! A worthy rocker.
A bluesy harmonica and beats owing nods to to "Sweet Emotion" and "Walk This Way" is displayed on "Good Love," which is to the girl of the song what petrol is to a car. The lifestyle led by the couple in this leads neighbours saying "the things you're doing ain't natural, boy.Read more ›
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Arrived On time and in perfect condition five out of five thank you One of poisons best cd"sPublished 13 months ago by WENTZEL VEZINA
Poison's second album produced the hits, Fallen Angel, Your Mama Don't Dance and the beautiful ballad- Every Rose Has Its Thorn which topped the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart for... Read morePublished on Aug. 31 2006 by Jason Hutton
This album is one of the best 80`s party rock albums of all time. When poser bands like Faster Pussycat and Warrant were trying to rule the music scene Poison showed them how it... Read morePublished on Oct. 6 2004
Poison's second album Open Up and Say Ahh!is 80's hair metal at it's very best.Besides the obivious hit single the power ballad Every Rose Has it's Thorn,the album contains the... Read morePublished on March 28 2004 by Gitters
This album is a unique flow of:
3-Very good production
4-excellent guitar work
It sounds halfway Kiss/Motley crue... Read more
Say what you like but Poison have released the ultimate party album Open Up And Say Aah.Like Motley Crue,Poison isnt deep but they are extremely entertaining. Read morePublished on Dec 15 2003 by J. Parmelee