- Poison (Alice Cooper song)
Name = Poison
from Album = Trash
Released = 1989
Cassette single, CD single
Label = Epic
Desmond Child, Alice Cooper, John McCurry
Producer = Desmond Child
Chart position = * #7 (U.S. "Billboard" Hot 100)
Last single = "Freedom" (1987)
This single = "Poison" (1989)
Next single = "Bed Of Nails" (1989)
Poison is a song by artist
Alice Cooperwritten and produced by Desmond Child, released worldwide as a single in 1989 and is featured on his 18th studio album "Trash". The song was one of his biggest hit singles in his home country, the United States, peaking at #7 on the singles chart, while peaking at #2 in the UK, only being held off the top spot by hit dance record, " Swing the Mood" by Jive Bunny & The Mastermixers.
This song is one of Alice Cooper's most well-known songs, and provided his last major mainstream hit, in 1989. It has been covered many times by recent pop bands, such as
Groove Coverageon 7 Years and 50 Days. The most recent cover is by Tarja Turunen(ex-lead singer of Nightwish) on her 2nd studio album My Winter Storm.
The lyrics describe the narrator's love for a
femme fatale, but it has been speculated that the woman may not be "the poison running inside my [Cooper's] veins, and may refer to Alice's alcoholism from the decade before. " The song changes key 4 times in the chorus, quite unusual in a straight rock song.
The Music Video
There are 2 versions of the video to the song which shows Alice Cooper being chained to a bizarre mechanism and having a ghostly woman looming over his body while he sings. The original video had to be censored for showings during the day, due to nudity involving a woman (played by Rana Kennedy) showing her breasts and wearing nothing but a pair of black pants, looming between lots of chains as Alice watches on. The censored version has the woman wearing a
corsetto cover the nudity. The video is still often played on VH1 Classic's Metal Mania.
It has also been covered by Finnish singer
Tarja Turunenon her 2007 symphonic metalalbum, " My Winter Storm".
The Groove Coverage version of Poison comes in various remixes.
*Radio Version (3.05)
*Rock The Radio Mix (3.26) [Also known as Rock Mix]
*Club Mix Short (3.27)
*Extended Version (5.04)
*Club Mix (6.07)
*Tune Up! Remix (5.38)
*The Paragod Remix (5.40)
*Friday Night Posse Remix (5.50)
*KB Project Remix (5.27)
*Scott Brown Remix (5.25)
*Josh Harris Radio Edit
*Josh Harris Club Mix
*Josh Harris Dub
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