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226. Poison

The last half of the 1980’s was very kind to Poison. They were one of the top Hair Metal bands selling out arenas world wide and dominating music television. Their music was fun party music mixed with some of the most successful power ballads of the era. Like many bands, drug abuse and infighting hampered their growth, but in the early 90’s “fun” music was not selling records anymore and Poison became synonymous with everything that was wrong with music from the 80’s. One of Poison’s biggest hits was preaching about having nothing but a good time, which was one of Rock and Roll’s original messages. They were not a deep band, but they never tried to be.

Should Poison be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put them in! - 52.9%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 11.5%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 10.3%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 25.3%

The Bullet Points

  • Eligible Since: Saturday, 01 January 2011
  • Country of Origin: U.S.A. (Pennsylvania)
  • Essential Albums: Open Up and Say….Ahhh! (1988)
  • Our Five Favorite Songs as Chosen by Each Member of the NIHOF Committee: Talk Dirty to Me (From Look What the Cat Dragged In, 1986)

Should Poison be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put them in! - 52.9%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 11.5%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 10.3%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 25.3%

RAT POISON AT NEIGHBORHOOD THEATRE IN CHARLOTTE, NC

Jun 21, 2019

Buy your Tickets to see Rat Poison at Neighborhood Theatre in Charlotte, NC HERE for as little as $!

Rat Poison

FREESTYLE FEAST WITH PRETTY POISON AT PENNYSAVER AMPHITHEATER IN FARMINGVILLE, NY

Jul 13, 2019

Buy your Tickets to see Freestyle Feast with Pretty Poison at Pennysaver Amphitheater in Farmingville, NY HERE for as little as $61!

Pretty Poison
Freestyle Feast

POISON AT WOODLAWN BEACH & TIKI BAR IN BUFFALO, NY

Aug 10, 2019

Buy your Tickets to see Poison at Woodlawn Beach & Tiki Bar in Buffalo, NY HERE for as little as $25!

Poison

FLESH & BLOOD (POISON TRIBUTE) AT THE OUTPOST CONCERT CLUB IN KENT, OH

Sep 21, 2019

Buy your Tickets to see Flesh & Blood (Poison Tribute) at The Outpost Concert Club in Kent, OH HERE for as little as $10!

Flesh & Blood
 
Last modified on Tuesday, 05 February 2019 18:17

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+3 #3 Michael Tabor 2016-02-22 07:42
next to Motley Crue they were Glam Metal! Maybe not hall worthy but they stayed true and were Huge in the 80s! Not sellouts like Bon Jovi! Bret Michaels Is an Icon and the Most personable Rockstar on and off stage I ever Met Great Guy!
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+4 #2 plaidphoenix 2013-02-06 23:05
I'd ask if you were kidding, but since ABBA has already been voted in, I'll just take this as one more sign of the apocalypse.
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+1 #1 jimmy26 -0001-11-30 00:00
Get off ur high horses. What a great band with rock attitude and the real reason anyone joins a band! To get laid! And Bret Michaels is the biggest star of his generation! That has to account for something1
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