In a time when most music is manipulated, copied, pasted and auto tuned in digital recording studios, the question that always begs to be answered now more than ever is, “But, can they play it live?” Well, Poison can and always have. But, in the case of Poison, to just expect the music to sound good live is to short change the entire phenomenon. While nothing replaces actually being at an open air concert, today’s technology does allow us to capture the experience like never before. Hi Def cameras, state of the art lighting, mind-blowing camera stabilizers and top notch recording technology now can capture the action like never before. Live, Raw & Uncut is like a journey into the radical world of Poison’s live show.
Professional performing musicians are never satisfied with their entire performance and so many of these recorded concerts are performed and recorded several times to find the best of the batch. Not so in the case of Live, Raw & Uncut. Poison decided that what you get live is what you get on the DVD. So, what do you get? Passion! Fun! Fury! Intensity! All in all, you get what you get at a Poison concert! What don’t you get? You get no predictability and Poison likes it that way!
Playing live is what Poison is all about. The music acts as a soundtrack to their live show. If you are an avid Poison fan, this gem is a must have for your collection. If you have never seen Poison live, you’ll be convinced that this is a band to be reckoned with.
Recorded live in St. Louis on the Poison 2007 Summer tour, Live, Raw & Uncut serves as time travel through Poison’s 21-plus year career. All the hits are here: From their first hits, “Talk Dirty To Me,” “Ride The Wind,” and “Fallen Angel,” to remakes like “Your Momma Don’t Dance”and “What I Like About You,” to their power ballad hits like “Every Rose Has It’s Thorn”and “Somethin’ To Believe In,” along with heavy rockers like “Look What The Cat Dragged In.”
Yes, Poison is alive, well and most certainly “Live, Raw & Uncut”. Enjoy the experience!!!
Bret Michaels: Vox, Acoustic Guitars & Harp
Rikki Rockett: Drums, Percussion & Backin’ Vox
CC DeVille: Guitars & Backin’ Vox (Lead Vox on “I Hate Every Bone”)
Bobby Dall: Bass ‘N’ Backin’ Vox