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This album "Open Up And Say AH" by the American Glam Metal band "Poison" was banned somehow because some retailers objected to this sleeve on the grounds that it was too "raunchy". "Open Up and Say... Ahh!" is the second studio album by American glam metal band Poison, released in 1988 through the Enigma label. The album is widely considered a classic in the glam metal genre.

 

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Album Description & Collectors information: 

This album "POISON Open Up And Say Ah" includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs by and artwork/photos

"Open Up and Say... Ahh!" is the second studio album by American glam metal band Poison, released in 1988 through the Enigma label. The album is widely considered a classic in the glam metal genre.

Detailed Album Description 

  "Open Up and Say... Ahh!" is the second studio album by American glam rock band Poison, released on 3 May 1988. The album was a commercial success, reaching number two on the US Billboard 200 charts and selling over eight million copies worldwide. It is widely regarded as one of the most iconic albums of the 1980s, with its catchy guitar riffs and memorable hooks.

  The album is heavily influenced by the glam rock and heavy metal genres, with a strong emphasis on catchy guitar riffs and big, anthemic choruses. The songs are characterized by their high-energy performances, with frontman Bret Michaels delivering his signature vocals in a raspy, aggressive style.

 

  One of the album's most enduring hits, "Every Rose Has Its Thorn," is a poignant ballad that has become an anthem for anyone who has ever experienced heartbreak. The song's lyrics are heartfelt and relatable, and Michaels' vocals are delivered with just the right amount of emotion.

Music Genre:

  Heavy Metal / Hard Rock  

Album Production Information:

 

The album: "POISON Open Up And Say Ah" was produced by: Tom Werman for Julia's Music

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Duane Baron

Duane Baron is a sound engineer known for his work in the music industry. While information about Duane Baron's personal life is limited, his contributions as a sound engineer have left a lasting impact on various musical projects.

Duane Baron has worked with a diverse range of artists and bands, showcasing his versatility and skill in capturing and enhancing the sound of their recordings. He has been involved in engineering and mixing albums across different genres, including rock, metal, and pop.

One notable collaboration in Duane Baron's career was his work on Mötley Crüe's album "Girls, Girls, Girls." Released in 1987, the album showcased a departure from the band's previous sound, incorporating a blues-influenced style. As the sound engineer for the project, Duane Baron played a crucial role in capturing the band's performance and bringing their vision to life.

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While his work on "Girls, Girls, Girls" with Mötley Crüe gained recognition, Duane Baron has also lent his expertise to other notable acts. Some of his other engineering credits include albums by Ozzy Osbourne, Heart, and Alice Cooper, among others. Through his work, Duane Baron has contributed to shaping the sound and production quality of these artists' music.

Sound engineers like Duane Baron are responsible for capturing, manipulating, and mixing audio recordings to achieve the desired sound quality and artistic vision. They work closely with artists and producers to ensure that the recording process translates the musical performances into a cohesive and sonically pleasing final product.

This album was recorded at: Conway Recording Studios, One on One Recording Studio

Album cover photography: Neil Zlozower, Annemaria DiSanto, William Hames, Sandra Johnson

  Neil Zlozower Neil Zlozower is an American photographer and music industry professional, best known for his work documenting the hard rock and heavy metal scenes of the 1970s and 1980s. He was born on 9 December 1949, in Los Angeles, California.

 Zlozower started his photography career in the 1970s, working as a freelance photographer for various music industry magazines and record labels. Over the years, he has captured some of the most iconic images of some of the biggest and most influential musicians of the rock and metal worlds, including Mötley Crüe, Van Halen, Guns N' Roses, Slayer, and many more.

 Zlozower's work has been featured in numerous books, magazines, and exhibitions, and he continues to be one of the most respected and sought-after photographers in the music industry. In addition to his photography work, Zlozower has also been involved in various other aspects of the music business, including album design, marketing, and publicity. He is widely recognized as one of the key figures in the history of hard rock and heavy metal photography.

Front Cover model: Bambi

  Bambi a model and actress who rose to fame in the 1980s, appearing in various magazines and advertisements. She was known for her distinctive and voluptuous figure, and was a popular pin-up model during the era. It's unclear if there is only one person who goes by the name "Bambi" or if it is a common pseudonym for models of the time

Back cover models: Mikki Shout, Lisa Buzelli, Cindy Rome , Candice Raquel

Record Label Information:

  Enigma Capitol 1C 064-7 48493 DMM

Media Format:

  12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

  1988 Made in Holland / Germany
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: POISON Open Up And Say Ah
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Bobby Dall - Bass
  • Bret Michaels - Vocals
  • C.C. Deville - Guitars
  • Rikki Rockett - Drums
Complete Track-listing of the album "POISON Open Up And Say Ah"

The detailed tracklist of this record "POISON Open Up And Say Ah" is:

    Track-listing Side One:
  1. Love on the Rocks
  2. Nothin' but a good Time
  3. Back to the Rocking Horse
  4. Good Love
  5. Tearin' Down the Walls
    Track-listing Side Two:
  1. Look but you Can't Touch
  2. Fallen Angel
  3. Every Rose Has It'sThorn
  4. Your Mama Don't Dance
  5. Bad to be Good
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High Resolution Photo of the Original Custom Inner Sleeve (OIS) #1  

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Note: The images on this page are photos of the actual album. Slight differences in color may exist due to the use of the camera's flash.

POISON ( USA , Glam Metal ) VINYL RECORDS And Album Gallery

Poison line-up and band-member biographies

  Bobby Dall (Full-name: Robert Harry Kuykendall) is an American musician and bassist, and founding member of the glam metal band Poison. He was born on 02/11/1963 in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.

 Dall formed Poison in 1983 along with Bret Michaels, C.C. DeVille, and Rikki Rockett. He played bass guitar for the band, contributing to their hard-hitting sound and flamboyant image. Dall wrote and co-wrote several of Poison's hit songs, including "Talk Dirty to Me," "Something to Believe In," and "Life Goes On."

 Poison became one of the most successful glam metal bands of the 1980s, with multiple platinum-selling albums and hit singles. Dall has remained a constant member of the band throughout its history, and continues to tour and perform with Poison to this day.

 Aside from his work with Poison, Dall has also collaborated with other musicians and bands on various projects over the years. He is known for his energetic and dynamic bass playing, and continues to be an influential figure in the world of rock and metal music.

  Bret Michaels (Full-name: Bret Michael Sychak) an American musician and reality TV personality, and the lead singer and front man of the glam metal band Poison. He was born on March 15, 1963, in Butler, Pennsylvania.

 Michaels formed Poison in 1983 along with Bobby Dall, C.C. DeVille, and Rikki Rockett. He quickly established himself as the band's charismatic lead singer and main songwriter, writing and co-writing several of Poison's biggest hit songs, including "Talk Dirty to Me," "Every Rose Has Its Thorn," and "Something to Believe In."

 In addition to his work with Poison, Michaels has also pursued a successful solo career and has appeared on several reality TV shows, including "Rock of Love with Bret Michaels" and "Celebrity Apprentice." He is known for his energetic and dynamic stage presence, as well as his charitable work and advocacy for diabetes research.

  C.C. DeVille (Full-name: Bruce Anthony Johannesson) is an American guitarist and songwriter, best known as a founding member of the glam metal band Poison. He was born on 14 May 1962, in Brooklyn, New York.

 DeVille formed Poison in 1983 along with Bret Michaels, Bobby Dall, and Rikki Rockett. He quickly established himself as one of the band's key musical contributors, providing the distinctive guitar work that helped define Poison's sound and style. DeVille also wrote and co-wrote several of the band's biggest hit songs, including "Talk Dirty to Me," "Unskinny Bop," and "Fallen Angel."

 Aside from his work with Poison, DeVille has also pursued a solo career, and has collaborated with other musicians and bands on various projects over the years. He is known for his virtuosic guitar playing, as well as his flamboyant and theatrical stage presence.

  Rikki Rockett (Full-name: Richard Allan Ream) an American drummer and musician, best known as a founding member of the glam metal band Poison. He was born on August 8, 1955, in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania.

 Rockett formed Poison in 1983 along with Bret Michaels, Bobby Dall, and C.C. DeVille. He quickly established himself as one of the band's key members, providing the driving drum beats and rhythms that helped define Poison's sound and style. Rockett also contributed to the band's songwriting and has co-written several of their hit songs, including "Talk Dirty to Me" and "Every Rose Has Its Thorn."

 Aside from his work with Poison, Rockett has also pursued a solo career and has collaborated with other musicians and bands on various projects over the years. He is known for his powerful and energetic drumming style, and continues to be an influential figure in the world of rock and metal music.

POISON - Look What The Cat Dragged In ( Netherlands )
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Enigma 3202-1 / 08-023714-1 , 1986 , Holland

"Look What the Cat Dragged in" was Poison's debut-album and was released on 2 August 1986. This is the Dutch release.

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POISON - Look What The Cat Dragged In ( Canada )
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Enigma / Capitol Records ST-12523 , 1986 , Canada

"Look What the Cat Dragged in" was Poison's debut-album and was released on 2 August 1986. This is the Canadian release.

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POISON - Open Up and Say AH
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Enigma Capitol 1C 064-7 48493 DMM , 1988 , Holland / Germany

This album was banned somehow because some retailers objected to this sleeve on the grounds that it was too "raunchy". Whether you're a fan of glam rock, heavy metal, or just good old-fashioned rock and roll, this album has something for everyone. It remains one of Poison's most enduring works, and a testament to the band's lasting legacy in the world of rock music.

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POISON - Open Up And Say Ah censored Album Cover
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Enigma Capitol 1C 064-7 48493 DMM , 1988 , Germany and Holland

The original album cover was banned somehow because some retailers objected to this sleeve on the grounds that it was too "raunchy". "Open Up and Say... Ahh!" is the second studio album by American glam metal band Poison, released in 1988 through the Enigma label. The album is widely considered a classic in the glam metal genre.

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POISON - Swallow This Live
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Capitol Records 064-7 98038 , 1991 , Germany

This album was partially recorded Live in front of an audience and partially in the studio.

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