“Oversexed, under-thought and relentlessly fun” -Revolver Magazine
Did you mean, ‘glam’? To me, this album is the epitome of what ‘glam’ metal was. Although the idea of ‘glam’ or ‘hair’ metal had been in existence for a few years, Poison’s 1986 debut Look What The Car Dragged In had taken the idea to a whole new level. The record brought in more hair, more makeup and more femininity then the eighties had ever seen before.
When the first single “Cry Tough” was released, it initially failed to chart- and things looked bleak for the band that was soon to take the ‘glam’ metal scene by storm. Through touring and the release of single number two “Talk Dirty To Me”, the band began to gain traction- and thanks to the hit single “Talk Dirty To Me” ultimately ushered Poison into the limelight of MTV rotations and radio airplay.
Although the band was impressively feminine, it made it difficult for some people to take their music, and the band as a whole seriously. Their no nonsense approach and dedication to their appearance made it easy for others to ridicule their airbrushed faces and stiff as a rock hair-do’s- however that did not stop the band from progressing forward and producing their next album Open Up And Say…Ahh.
Once the album and band gained popularity, Look What The Cat Dragged In went gold the following year (1987), and by 1990 it had gone 3x platinum.
- “Cry Tough”
- “I Want Action”
- “I Won’t Forget You”
- “Play Dirty”
- “Look What The Cat Dragged In”
- “Talk Dirty To Me”
- “Want Some, Need Some”
- “Blame It On Me”
- “#1 Bad Boy”
- “Let Me Go To The Show”