Look What The Cat Dragged In: Poison To Play The Legendary Buffalo Chip
American glam metal icons, Poison will play at the Legendary Buffalo Chip, Sunday Aug. 5, the day prior to the official start of the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
Lead singer Brett Michaels, a biker, made mention of his last Sturgis Rally Buffalo Chip experience (2002) in an interview with Chad Bowar on Suite101.com saying the Chip was "one of the most awesome feelings. Although we've been through there (Sturgis Rally) many times, last year was the first time we got to headline the Buffalo Chip (the main venue) on the main night.
What an experience," he said. "The crowd was insane. It was really, really a packed show, and it was weird because it had gotten really ugly and rained all day, and then it just got awesome. We put the full on Poison show up there, and we actually added a couple of songs. I love it when everybody revs up the engines. Half is applause and half is engines just going crazy."
The band's line-up for their Sturgis Rally performance remains the same as when Poison exploded out of the LA club scene and onto the national stage in 1986 with Michaels on vocals, guitar, harmonica; C.C. DeVille, vocals, lead guitar; Bobby Dall, bass guitar, keyboards; and Rikki Rockett on drums.
After years of paying their dues, the controversial glam metal punks' stage show remains among the most critically acclaimed in rock history.
Combining streetwise, catchy songs which lead vocalist Michaels called "the soundtrack to our lives" and a strong video image, helped to make their 1986 independent debut album, Look What The Cat Dragged In a multi-platinum Top Ten smash.
Other Poison hits include "Cry Tough," "Talk Dirty To Me," "I Want Action," "I Won't Forget You," "Nothin' But A Good Time," "Fallen Angel," "Unskinny Bop," "Rid the Wind," "Something To Believe In," "Your Mamma Don't Dance," and the mother of all power ballads, "Every Rose Has It's Thorn." Poison defines Sturgis Rally party music.
The highly-talented Michaels is also a film producer and successful actor, whose production company with partner Charlie Sheen, produced "A Letter From Death Row." Michaels also starred in the film as well as produce "No Code of Conduct."
Poison was, and still is, one of the few bands who, because of constant touring and having over the top, no-holds-barred stage shows, has formed one of the most loyal fans bases in the world, allowing them to tour arenas for the last 16 years, as many of their peers fell by the wayside.
He's also written and produced songs for numerous artists including Stevie Nicks.
Poison joins country superstar Toby Keith for the 2007 Buffalo Chip's entertainment line-up.