Star-Telegram: Sticky Sweet Metal Is Pure POISON

Jay Webb of the Star-Telegram reviewed the POISON/VINCE NEIL/SKID ROW show at Smirnoff Music Centre in Dallas, Texas Sunday night (July 20).

"It may be easy to mock the annual hair-metal concert headlined by POISON that rolls into Smirnoff Music Centre each summer, but the show consistently draws a good-size audience (about 7,000 this year) that always seems to have a great time," he writes.

"Sunday night's show was no different, as POISON performed with opening acts VINCE NEIL, minus the band that made him famous (MÖTLEY CRÜE), and SKID ROW, minus the lead singer that made them famous (Sebastian Bach).

"POISON's brand of bubblegum metal may be outdated but fans still love these songs. Who knows if it's a kitsch sense of nostalgia, a willingness to mock the band for holding onto their glam metal image or if fans themselves just never got a clue? Deciding whether a POISON concert is good or bad is irrelevant when it's inherently corny and over-the-top. One can either sit back and count the heavy-metal clichés and grimace or stand up, pump his fist and enjoy the gaudy spectacle of it all." Read more.

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