Music Monday: Alice Cooper – Poison

Poison is by Alice Cooper, co-written and produced by Desmond Child (who is in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame and also wrote “Livin’ on a Prayer.) The song was released in 1989 and was featured on Alice Coopers eighteenth yes I am serious EIGHTEENTH studio album “Trash”. The song was his biggest hit in the United States, but only reached number 2 in the UK, held off the top spot oddly by Jive Bunny and The Mastermixers.

The original video for this was heavily censored for showings during the daytime due to the model, Rana Kennedy, being topless, although she was actually covered by her hair or camera angles throughout the video. The video was eventually re-shot with her wearing a corset, and there is another version in which Alice Cooper is chained to a metal contraption, whilst a ghostly woman looms over him- some shots of which can be seen during the video.

Groove Coverage released a wide variety of remixes of the song in 2004. I’ve never heard of them but I would definitely be interested in doing that- what an odd choice of song to remix! I love Alice Cooper and actually had the pleasure of seeing him live- ably supported by Motorhead and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts. Needless to say, he was amazing, and me and my friend both had a Wayne’s World moment, screaming “We’re not worthy!”

From the album: Trash

Released: 25 July 1989

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