Poison'd!

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Poison'd!
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Studio album (part compilation)by
ReleasedJune 5, 2007
Recorded2006-2007
Genre Hard rock, glam metal
Length46:48
Label EMI
Producer Don Was, Rick Rubin, Thom Panunzio, Ric Browde, Tom Werman
Poison chronology
The Best of Poison: 20 Years of Rock
(2006)
Poison'd!
(2007)
Live Raw & Uncut CD
(2008)
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Poison'd! is the seventh and most recent studio album from the American hard rock/glam metal band Poison, released June 5, 2007. The 14-track album features recordings of Poison's favorite rock classics. Nine new tracks and five previously released covers make up the album.

Contents

The first single to be released from the album was a cover of the Romantics' "What I Like About You" which also featured a music video from the band.

The album entered the Billboard 200 chart at #32, selling 21,000 copies in its first week. [7] The album also charted at #12 on the Top Rock Albums chart [8] A concert from the supporting tour was featured on the Poison DVD "Live, Raw & Uncut", which was the band's next release.

Song information

On 3 January 2007, Poison announced on their official Myspace page that they would like their fans to help pick favourite classic rock songs for the new studio album that they are to record. The fans replied with suggestions like Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Freebird", Sweet's "The Ballroom Blitz", and AC/DC's "You Shook Me All Night Long", along with what might be an obvious choice - Alice Cooper's "Poison". On 28 January, Rikki Rockett explained,

The Album will be ready for a summer Poison tour. p.s. The songs we are doing are NOT what you expect

Rikki Rockett

Singles

Bonus track

The Wal-Mart version of Poison'd! exclusively features the bonus track "SexyBack" originally performed by Justin Timberlake. [9]

It was later released as a digital single in the iTunes Store.

Covers not included

The only Poison cover songs not included as bonus tracks are "The Cover of the Rolling Stone" (Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show cover) from Crack a Smile...and More! , and "God Save the Queen", an instrumental Sex Pistols cover from the Open Up and Say... Ahh! sessions (which was released on the 20th anniversary edition of Flesh & Blood).

Track listing

No.TitleWriter(s)Original artist (date)Length
1."Little Willy" Nicky Chinn, Mike Chapman Sweet (1973)3:18
2."Suffragette City" David Bowie David Bowie (1972)2:57
3."I Never Cry" Alice Cooper, Dick Wagner Alice Cooper (1976)3:33
4."I Need to Know" Tom Petty Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (1978)2:21
5."Can't You See" Toy Caldwell The Marshall Tucker Band (1973)4:57
6."What I Like About You"Wally Palmar, Mike Skill, Jimmy Marinos The Romantics (1980)2:59
7."Dead Flowers" Mick Jagger, Keith Richards The Rolling Stones (1971)4:21
8."Just What I Needed" Ric Ocasek The Cars (1978)3:36
9."Rock and Roll All Nite" Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons Kiss (1975)3:35
10."Squeeze Box" Pete Townshend The Who (1975)2:30
11."You Don’t Mess Around with Jim" Jim Croce Jim Croce (1972)3:06
12."Your Mama Don't Dance" Kenny Loggins, Jim Messina Loggins and Messina (1972)3:01
13."We're an American Band" Don Brewer Grand Funk Railroad (1973)3:09
14."SexyBack" (Wal-Mart-exclusive track) Justin Timberlake, Timothy Mosley, Nate Hills Justin Timberlake (2006)3:25

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Charts

Chart (2007)Peak
position
US Billboard 200 [10] 32
Top Rock Albums [11] 12

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