Web Exclusive! Review of the Day ? Poison: Poison'd



EMI America Records/Capitol

Grade: **

The rules are clear. You don?t tug on Superman?s cape. You don?t spit into the wind. You don?t pull the mask off the old Lone Ranger, and you don?t mess around with Jim.

Too bad Poison didn?t get the memo.

The poster boys of poofy-hair metal interpret 13 rock classics, including Jim Croce?s ?Don?t Mess Around With Jim,? on POISON?D!, their first studio album in five years.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers? ?I Need to Know? and The Rolling Stones? ?Dead Flowers? top the list of songs that have been lethally poisoned.

Lead singer Brett Michaels takes on a very affected, Jagger-esque accent on ?Dead Flowers.? His attempts to reproduce ?I Need to Know? just like Tom Petty would occasionally fall off pitch.

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