Kerrang!

Originally Published: July 22, 1989

Poison Single Review

Author: Phil Wilding

Alice Cooper: 'Poison' (Epic)

The intro belongs to something called 'Sweet Child Of Mine'. Desmond child helped write it and it shows; slowly picked guitar verses and a big, big chorus with heaps of backing vocals. I think he's singing about kissing his snake, though I could be wrong. Actually, his words save a little, but not enough, 'I want to hurt you/Just to hear you scream my name.' He's still got it, shame about the rest of the song.