|Studio album by|
|Released||February 8, 1993|
|Recorded||1992 at A&M Studios in Hollywood, California and Rumbo Recorders in Canoga Park, California|
|Singles from Native Tongue|
Native Tongue is the fourth studio album by American glam metal band Poison, released in 1993 through Capitol Records. It peaked at #16 on the Billboard 200,#20 on the UK Albums Chart and was certified Gold by the RIAA on April 21, 1993. It has also been certified by CAN platinum. This is the only album to feature lead guitarist Richie Kotzen. Kotzen was hired as the band's guitarist following the firing of C.C. DeVille in late 1991. The album features the singles "Stand", "Until You Suffer Some (Fire And Ice)" and "Body Talk".
Admitted as a full-fledged member of the band rather than a "hired gun", Kotzen was given considerable creative freedom. Resultingly, Kotzen's writing and performing contributions dominated the album.
Kotzen would later be expelled from the band following the world tour, after it was discovered that he had been romantically involved with the fiancee of drummer Rikki Rockett. Recollections of the album, while no doubt soured by these events, nonetheless appear to faithfully reflect the basic clash between Kotzen's style and that of the band's founding members. Kotzen would later claim that "being in Poison helped me forget I was a musician"while Rockett would lament the loss of the band's original "attitude"
The album was recorded and mixed at A&M Studios in Hollywood, California, and Rumbo Recorders in Canoga Park, California with producer Richie Zito. It was dedicated to Van Halen tour manager Scotty Ross and former Poison guitarist DeVille. The album peaked at #16 on the Billboard chart.
The first two singles "Stand" and "Until You Suffer Some (Fire And Ice)" featured music videos and charted in the US and the UK. "Stand" reached number 15 on the Mainstream rock chart, #35 on the Top 40 Mainstream chart and #50 on the Billboard Hot 100.The song also charted at number 25 on the UK Singles chart and "Until You Suffer Some (Fire And Ice)" peaked at number 32 on the UK Singles chart.
Following the album the band released a video/DVD titled Seven Days Live which featured a concert from the Native Tongue world tour.
Lyrically, the band continued on the growing sophistication that began in Flesh and Blood . The album's themes include battles against injustice ("Scream", "Stand"), heartbreak ("Until You Suffer Some", "7 Days Over You", "Theatre of the Soul"), and inner demons ("Stay Alive").
"When The Whip Comes Down" is a track not included on the album but used as a b side for the singles.
All tracks are written by Bret Michaels, Bobby Dall, Rikki Rockett, and Richie Kotzen.
|5.||"Until You Suffer Some (Fire and Ice)"||4:16|
|7.||"Bring It Home"||3:57|
|8.||"7 Days over You"||4:15|
|9.||"Richie's Acoustic Thang"||0:58|
|10.||"Ain't That the Truth"||3:27|
|11.||"Theatre of the Soul"||4:43|
|12.||"Strike Up the Band"||4:17|
|13.||"Ride Child Ride"||3:55|
|15.||"Bastard Son of a Thousand Blues"||4:57|
|Australia (ARIA Charts)||60|
|Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)||39|
|Canada Top Albums/CDs ( RPM )||26|
|German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)||60|
|Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)||54|
|Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)||39|
|Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)||39|
|Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)||24|
|United Kingdom (Official Charts Company)||20|
|US Billboard 200||16|
|Canada (Music Canada)||Platinum||100,000^|
|United States (RIAA)||Gold||500,000^|
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.
Poison is an American heavy metal/glam metal band which achieved commercial success in the mid-1980s through the mid-1990s and has sold 15 million records in the United States and over 50 million albums worldwide. The band has charted ten singles in the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100, including six Top 10 singles and the Hot 100 number-one, "Every Rose Has Its Thorn". The band's breakthrough debut album, the multi-platinum Look What the Cat Dragged In, was released in 1986, followed by Open Up and Say... Ahh!, which was certified 5× platinum in the US. Their third consecutive multi-platinum and best selling album was Flesh & Blood. The most successful incarnation of the band consists of founding members lead singer and rhythm guitarist Bret Michaels, drummer Rikki Rockett, bassist and pianist Bobby Dall and longtime lead guitarist and backing vocalist C.C. DeVille. In the 1990s following the release of the band's first live album, Swallow This Live, the band experienced some line up changes and the fall of pop metal with the grunge movement. But the band's fourth studio album, Native Tongue, still achieved Gold status and the band's first compilation album, Poison's Greatest Hits: 1986–1996, went double platinum.
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