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Open Up and Say Ahh [Extra tracks, Original recording remastered]

PoisonAudio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 1, 2006)
  • Original Release Date: 2006
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Capitol
  • ASIN: B000FIMHJ4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,286 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Finally Remastered August 12, 2006
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Two years after their debut album Look What the Cat Dragged In firmly secured metal's place atop the pop charts, Poison came back for more with 1988's Open Up and Say... Ahh!

Open Up and Say... Ahh! isn't that far removed from the band's debut album. This is a pretty straightforward rock album full of party anthems and power ballads, all of which focus on Bret and the boys' efforts to sleep with every eligible female in sight. Poison definitely took the "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" approach with this album.

It may not have been that inventive, but it's hard to argue with the results. This is the album that made Poison superstars, not to mention one of the decade's top selling artists. Songs like "Fallen Angel" and "Nothin' But a Good Time" were pretty big hits, but the power ballad "Every Rose Has It's Thorn" was a monster hit, and seemed to play every hour on the radio in 1988-89.

The 2006 reissue of Open Up and Say... Ahh! gives the album a much needed tune-up. The album has been digitally remastered and the sound quality is as good as anything released today. They also added two bonus tracks. The first is an upbeat rocker called "Livin' for the Minute" and the second is an old 10-minute audio interview with the band. It would have been nice if they had included the KISS cover (Rock & Roll All Nite) that appeared on the Less Than Zero (1987 Film) soundtrack, but just having the remastered sound is good enough for me.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Open up and say, yeaahhh... not bad November 3, 2003
Format:Audio CD
After doing a more or less straight cover of KISS's "Rock And Roll All Nite" for the Less Than Zero soundtrack, the bad boys of Poison released their second album, Open Up And Say Ahh!, which got into a bit of a controversy because of the album cover. So what's the big deal about a scraggly haired demonic green-eyed woman with a long tongue sticking out? Apparently a lot to the censorship folks. The edited album cover was a narrow strip that merely showed the eyes and orange slightly below and above. Fortunately, I manged to snag the unedited cover.
"Love On The Rocks" recalls Motley Crue and Cinderella, only not as hard as those two groups, but a good enough dose of rock and roll and swaggering bedroom antics. Another track Diamond Dave would be proud of.
"Nothin' But A Good Time" was a good choice for the first single although not as rowdy as the first single from their debut. The theme of blowing one's hard-earned money for a good time to compensate for an unsatisfying job is shown clearly here. The part before the final chorus run-through is a favorite. After CC's solo, comes the rhythmic thumping of the drums in measured time.
Going "Back To The Rocking Horse" seems like a good idea to me. After a brief been-there, done-that explanation, the narrator longs not only for a simpler time but to start all over again. Gosh, the things I'd do if I had the chance, and the world had better look out! A worthy rocker.
A bluesy harmonica and beats owing nods to to "Sweet Emotion" and "Walk This Way" is displayed on "Good Love," which is to the girl of the song what petrol is to a car. The lifestyle led by the couple in this leads neighbours saying "the things you're doing ain't natural, boy.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good party rock November 12, 1999
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Format:Audio CD
people think they're really cool if they hate bands like poison and motley crue but the truth is all the heavy metal bands of the 80's had something better than these new bands, TALENT! they were more than terrible drums that hardly even follow along with the music, more than some lame guitarriff that any three year old could play no problem,and more than just some horrible out of key singer screaming ditzy lyrics. this album is what rock was supposed to be, Fun! imagine that. some great trax on this album.
love on the rocks 8 out of 10 points nuthin but a good time 9.5 back to the rockin horse 7.5 good love 8 tearin down the walls 9.5 look but you can't touch 8 fallen angel 9 every rose has it's thorn 10 (great song!) mama don't dance 8 bad to be good 9
very good, if you like good old rock get it!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nothin' but a good time indeed... August 4, 2006
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After achieving almost overnight success with their debut album "Look What the Cat Dragged In," (1986) Pennsylvania's Poison returned two years later with their sophomore release "Open Up and Say Ahh!" (1988).

Much like any Poison album, upon its release most critics hated, hated, hated the album. But Poison aren't Elvis Costello; Poison has always been a band of the people rather than the darling of the critics. And the people spoke. "Open Up and Say Ahh!" was another huge smash for the band, selling more than eight million copies world-wide, yielding several hit singles/videos and radio/concert staples.

Compared to the punky/glam styling of the debut, "Open Up and Say Ahh!" is more meat-and-potatoes. The total over-the-top outrageousness and quirkiness that made "Look What the Cat Dragged In" so much fun is eschewed, in favor of making a KISS/Van Halen-esque, AOR friendly stadium-rock album. This ultimately worked in the band's favor as they avoided remaking the same album yet came up with another solid collection of songs, moving the band forward.

Like most albums of its type, "Open Up and Say Ahh!" is based upon having a few songs that will be the hits and padding them with filler. Even if one is completely unfamiliar with the album, the singles are obvious; the (light-weight) head-banging "Nothin' but a Good Time," the lush "Fallen Angel," the power-balled to end all power-ballads, "Every Rose has its Thrown," and a song that's already a hit, a cover of "Your Mamma Don't Dance."

However, even if the aforementioned songs are what the album is sold on, the rest of the album is still pretty strong, even if it is just "filler." The opening "Love on the Rocks" is rocking and has proven to be a regular concert staple.
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Published 1 month ago by Ryan Shawn Dumas
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Love this album, every song rocks and id have to note that the songs: Love on the Rocks, Look but you cant Touch, Tearin' down the Walls and Good Love, should have been more widely... Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent cd
one of the best poison cds ever next to talk dirty to me but its a must have cd to get for the true poison an out there
Published 9 months ago by stephen p holiday
4.0 out of 5 stars You will like this one!
What is there to say, either you love this guys music or you don't, if you are looking at it then it's obviouse you already enjoy this music and, this is a good one to have.
Published 10 months ago by HHA
5.0 out of 5 stars great CD
omg a must listen tooooo..one of my favorites..i love Poison and this is a great album..i play it a lot.
Published 11 months ago by Irene Kegel
4.0 out of 5 stars Open Up & Say Ahh
Ordered for one song only; however the remainder of the album seems interesting as well. I have enjoyed the album.
Published 12 months ago by Retha T. Blake
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I have to admit, I haven't heard this album in many years until now. I pickled this up today and after hearing all of these songs again, I'm pleasantly surprised. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Coreyj
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This is one of their Best also with their Power Balleds Every Rose has its Thorn and Fallen Angel and also others this is a great Album for Your Arena Rock Collection Anywhere.
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