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Flesh & Blood

PoisonAudio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (June 21, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Capitol
  • ASIN: B000002UUQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #201,928 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Strange Days Of Uncle Jack
2. Valley Of Lost Souls
3. (Flesh & Blood) Sacrifice
4. Swampjuice (Soul-O)
5. Unskinny Bop
6. Let It Play
7. Life Goes On
8. Come Hell Or High Water
9. Ride The Wind
10. Don't Give Up An Inch
11. Something To Believe In
12. Ball And Chain
13. Life Loves A Tragedy
14. Poor Boy Blues

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Flesh & Blood finds the ultimate party band of the 80s taking a more serious tack. Surprisingly enough, most of the time it works, and the result is a collection of songs with more substance than Poison's previous work, while preserving the band's sense of fun. "Valley of Lost Souls", "Life Loves a Tragedy", and the introspective "Life Goes On" show that Poison is in fact capable of writing good songs that aren't party anthems, though "Something to Believe In" stretches their ambition to the breaking point. "Unskinny Bop" is a delightful piece of raunchy adolescent rock, and "Ride the Wind" is a catchy biker tune (though nowhere near as classic as "Born to Be Wild"-then again, nothing is). The band even veers toward a bluesier edge at times, notably on "Poor Boy Blues". -- Genevieve Williams

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't knock it till you've tried it May 29, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Of the three Poison releases that were popular, which also include Look What the Cat Dragged In and Open Up and Say...Ahh!, Flesh and Blood is undoubtedly the best, catchiest and most developed. I might get beaten for saying this, but it's a Poison record that can be taken seriously.

At this point in their career, Poison dropped the lipstick (perhaps in imitation of Motley Crue, who did the same thing several years prior) and began mixing more intensity with their mindlessly catchy hair metal. This is evident in the brilliant hit "Ride the Wind," as well as 80's rock's most underrated ballad, "Life Goes On."

They also began experimenting with new themes and emotions, such as in the angry "Come Hell or High Water" and the worldly "Something to Believe In." There is even an acoustic guitar piece called "Swampjuice (Soul-O)".

Flesh and Blood also keeps consistent with Poison's blues-based rock roots. This is obvious in "Let it Play" and "Ball and Chain," not to mention the unforgettable "Unskinny Bop." There's something on Flesh and Blood to please every part of the band's fan base.

Anyone who likes hard rock should have Flesh and Blood in their CD collection. It is a monument to the potential hair metal had, and to how much fun it was. (Insert Aquanet joke here)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Poison's Best September 22, 2005
Format:Audio CD
Poison has changed their approach on this cd as opposed to their earlier releases. Known strictly as a "party band", this cd shows us a different side of Poison. Yes, the band still has a lot of fun and some of the songs on this disc may be considered "party" songs, but with such songs as the power ballad "Something to Believe In" and the blues-like "Poor Boy Blues", Poison shows their diversity as well.

"Ride The Wind" is my favorite song on the disc. C.C. DeVille's guitar is very noticeable, while Brett Michaels' voice has never sounded better. "Unskinny Bop", a song that shows Poison still knows how to have fun, is another of my favorites.

I give this disc my highest recommendation. Poison has completed their transformation from a glam/party band to serious rockers, and it is evident with the songs on this cd. Pick up "Flesh and Blood" and listen to some good old-fashioned, hard-driving rock and roll.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Poison tried to infuse their music with "serious" themes on this album, atempting to distance themselves from the glam-party goodtime rock that was their forte. Sometime it works, sometimes it doesen't. Happily, on this album, most of the time it works very well. Some of CC's best playing is featured here.
Overall, this is not the type of material that Poison is known for, but it's still damn good.
Sadly, this would be the last of Poison's major chart successes, as its follow-up, "Native Tounge" was a commercial failure, and the more recent "Crack A Smile" and "Power To The People", while they are both really good albums, simply can't compete for popularity with the legions of idiot rappers, boy bands and worthless teen pop idols that pollute the radio airwaves.
And it's really not fair, because if Kid Rock released a song like "Ball And Chain" or "Poor Boy Blues", everyone would eat it right up. But if they know it's poison, the automatic mentality that takes hold is that "It's gonna be gay". People should open their minds and give some different stuff a chance.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Rock n' Roll from the 80's: It's not a disease, y'know? November 30, 1999
Format:Audio CD
I don't get why people are so down on 80's rock, most of it just great! While there's something to be said for "serious" rock, most of it is so down that it can't be anything other than just another elaborate "pose", otherwise most 90's alterna-rockers would have ALL shot themselves in the head from the unrelentig self- hate their albums display. In any case, this album, like all the Poison albums, is goofy, great, fun rock. In retrospect I recognize that most of it is cheese, but way- back- when this was the soundtrack to my gloriously misspent youth. The only thing that bothers me when I hear this album is the attending wave of nostalgia that washes through me. Does this mean that I'm getting old, or what? Maybe a Poison reunion tour isn't such a great idea, unless they can come up with an equally goofy, great, fun new album.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Poison at their best March 19, 2004
By Laura
Format:Audio CD
'Flesh & Blood' is in many ways Poison's best album. The number one reason: Life Goes On. Not only does C.C bring his electrifying guitar riffs but Michael's vocals are superb on the album. The best lyrically by Poison and musically, this album is one for the decade. Two instrumental songs appear on the album 'Strange Days of Uncle Jack' and 'Swampjuice (Soul-O)', they're acoustic and jazzy sounding. The best songs on the album are 'Life Goes On', a beautifully written song that Bret wrote about C.C and friends they have lost, 'Let It Play', a jazzy rock sounding song that is great for the car, 'Unskinny Bop', a Poison hit and classic and 'Life Loves A Tragedy', a brilliantly written Poison song that could have been a hit for sure if it were a single. In all, all Poison, 80s fans or even jazz/rock fans should get this album. It's a great album for the car or just hanging out at home.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just wanted to have some of the best music.
The music that is on this cd is some of the stuff that i wanted to hear from then, so i have it.
Published 2 months ago by Dan Core
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun album from the last of that generation/style of rock music
Fun album from the last of that generation/style of music. This is from the fun rock style before grunge and hip-hop became the two polar spectrums of pop music. Read more
Published 8 months ago by bigsteveokay
4.0 out of 5 stars Like animals, tonight we make it...
Poison's glory years would come to an end after the release of record #3, `Flesh & Blood' in 1990. The changing of musical tastes and the band's own chemistry would have much to do... Read more
Published on February 17, 2009 by Mark H.
5.0 out of 5 stars come on now, have a nice shot of swampjuice!
Before listening to this album, I was really into their other album, "Power to the People." It was more of a new brand of Poison when it 1st came out, but jsut a few months ago, in... Read more
Published on May 20, 2008 by J. Hawksley
3.0 out of 5 stars Six of one, half a dozen of the other
Poisons third album continues with the bands 80's hair metal rawk rock style. The idea for their first two albums of everything louder than everything else was actutally quite a... Read more
Published on February 1, 2008 by Paul Lawrence
5.0 out of 5 stars This is my favorite Poison album
This is my favorite Poison album because not only did they include songs that had their "trademark sound" from previous albums, they expanded in additional musical directions. Read more
Published on July 26, 2007 by Michelle A. Wallin
4.0 out of 5 stars Perhaps Poison's Best Original Album
Although it lacks a little of the "party band" punch that made Poison a top glam rock band, "Flesh & Blood" is definitely one of their best albums. Read more
Published on July 10, 2007 by K. Fontenot
5.0 out of 5 stars Poison's best cd
If I had to prove to people that Poison was a great rock band and better then Motley Crue, i'd play this cd. Read more
Published on April 19, 2007 by A. Pierre
4.0 out of 5 stars Poison Grows Up
On their first two albums, Poison were complete unapologetic about their party hard approach to life and music. On their third studio release, things change. Read more
Published on September 12, 2006 by Doesn't Matter
5.0 out of 5 stars "Flesh n Blodd Sacrifice"
If you live hooked in the 90's like me I don't need to submit a review of this cd this band, I hated this band back in 1991 cause they seems to me to be a joke a really bad joke to... Read more
Published on July 11, 2006 by J. I. VELASCO LAVALLE
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