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Message started by KGRamone on May 5th, 2007 at 1:37am

Title: Poison Covers the Romantics
Post by KGRamone on May 5th, 2007 at 1:37am
Poison has reunited and is going to release a covers CD that will include their take on "What I Like About You." The recording is reportedly up on Poison's MySpace.com page even as we speak. I can't access MySpace from work, so I can't provide a link, but even as much distaste as I have for Poison, I'd like to hear what they did to the song.

http://www.pollstar.com/news/viewnews.pl?NewsID=7885

-Kevin

Title: Re: Poison Covers the Romantics
Post by oldfriend on May 5th, 2007 at 2:50am
Just listened to it. It's not bad. Rich gives it the thumbs up as well. Nothing like the original, but it rocks out pretty nicely.

Title: Re: Poison Covers the Romantics
Post by Timster on May 5th, 2007 at 3:56am
I just listened to it too.  I'm indifferent to it.  I definitely like the original a lot more, but Poison's version is no worse (probably better) than all the pop remakes that we've been assaulted (or should that be insulted?) with.  I would've liked it more if they hadn't "embellished" it the way they did.


Judge for yourself...
http://www.myspace.com/poison

Title: Re: Poison Covers the Romantics
Post by Kevin64 on May 5th, 2007 at 6:13am
Not bad.I thought their cover of Sweet's "Little Willy" was pretty cool.

Title: Re: Poison Covers the Romantics
Post by solodka on May 5th, 2007 at 10:51am
I wasn't as crazy about Poison's harmonica solo.

Title: Re: Poison Covers the Romantics
Post by Boris on May 5th, 2007 at 1:27pm
Lillix 1
Poison 0

Title: Re: Poison Covers the Romantics
Post by Brill_Baby on May 6th, 2007 at 1:30am
I have to agree with Boris on this one.  A key part of the magic of the Romantics' version was the way it jumped.   This version just kind of sits there.  

A big "whatev" to Bret and Co.  

Title: Re: Poison Covers the Romantics
Post by BrewCity on May 6th, 2007 at 1:33am
Yeah, they "poisoned" it all right.  To me it just sounds like any crappy cover version that you hear all summer long at some block party that makes you kinda cringe when you hear it.  By comparison, it does make the original really snap, crackle and pop.

Title: Re: Poison Covers the Romantics
Post by pinkbubelz on May 14th, 2007 at 11:34am
Is it me, or did they change some of the lyrics?

Okay, this version is not what I would call great...
and I agree about the harmonica solo...
Nowhere near the energy of the original.

Title: Re: Poison Covers the Romantics
Post by pinkbubelz on May 14th, 2007 at 11:39am
BTW-- is it me or do the guys in Poison look like they've been injected with a bit of Poison (botox)?

Title: Re: Poison Covers the Romantics
Post by solodka on Jun 3rd, 2007 at 12:39pm
http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=73671

Poison sings What I Like About You live June 5th.  

Also, has anyone ever heard of Green Dragon?   They did 3 versions of What I Like About You that aired in Australia, I believe, for Channel 10 television.

Title: Re: Poison Covers the Romantics
Post by solodka on Jun 11th, 2007 at 10:10am
Here they are live on Craig Ferguson from a few nights ago.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgKKGw_eLZU

Title: Re: Poison Covers the Romantics
Post by Kevin64 on Jun 12th, 2007 at 10:37am
Anbody else see the official video? Poison is wearing black suits,white shirts and black ties.Go figure.                                     

Title: Re: Poison Covers the Romantics
Post by solodka on Jun 12th, 2007 at 5:46pm
Here is the actual video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=On9WcxpTkXA

Title: Re: Poison Covers the Romantics
Post by BrewCity on Jun 13th, 2007 at 6:47am
I like it.  I like the video.  The Poisoned version of the song still doesn't sound that great on its own, but I do like the video.

Title: Re: Poison Covers the Romantics
Post by solodka on Aug 7th, 2007 at 7:40am
http://www.thetelegraph.com/entertainment/concert_4226___article.html/rock_ever.html

Title: Re: Poison Covers the Romantics
Post by pinkbubelz on Aug 7th, 2007 at 10:38am
The video is okay, I guess. But they still look and sound bad to me...

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