POISON – Great Big Hits Live! Bootleg

Poison – Great Big Hits Live! Bootleg (2006, Sony BMG Music)

1. “Look What the Cat Dragged In” … 3:56
2. “I Want Action” … 3:40
3. “Something to Believe In” … 6:32
4. “Love on the Rocks” … 3:32
5. “Fallen Angel” … 4:22
6. “Let It Play” … 4:05
7. “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” … 4:42
8. “Unskinny Bop” … 3:58
9. “Nothin’ But a Good Time” … 4:22
10. “Talk Dirty to Me” … 3:56

Bret Michaels – Lead Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica
C.C. DeVille – Guitar, Backing Vocals
Bobby Dall – Bass, Backing Vocals
Rikki Rockett – Drums, Backing Vocals

Produced by: Richie Zito & Poison

Great Big Hits Live! Bootleg is no-frills cheap cash-in product put forth by the record label meant to be sold at supermarkets, pharmacy chains and gas stations all across America. For the extremely low price tag, it’s a really good representation of Poison’s solid live performances and their virtually set in stone setlist.

Poison is never going to win any points for precision, but that’s not what they’re about anyway. This album captures their loose rock ‘n’ roll sound perfectly. There’s always been a certain amount of charm about their slightly sloppy “fun comes first” sound. As Bret once said, “it ain’t perfect, but it’s rock ‘n’ roll!”

All of the live tracks were recorded in Charlotte, North Carolina from the band’s 1999-2000 reunion tour and the album is basically a stripped down version of 2000’s Power to the People album. The only difference is this album leaves off the 5 studio songs Poison had recorded and it also cuts out the live solos.

I picked my copy up at Walgreens on a whim for $6.99.


Buy Great Big Hits Live! Bootleg at Amazon.com

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