I like giving “Sunday Metal” a theme, and so this theme is “Songs of My Youth”. I found heavy metal as a teenager and it’s always been a big part of my life. I wanted to highlight some songs that stand out from those youthful days.
Give me all the flack you want, but Poison was an enjoyable part of my youth (and yes, they are “heavy metal” since “hair metal” is enough of a subgenre — deal with it). Their songs embodied what we wanted: nothing but a good time; action; dirty talk; whatever. I mean, sex, drugs, rock-and-roll, right? Rock and roll all night, party every day with booze and hot women, etc.. Fuel for teenage dreams.
Then, Poison proved they could be deep. Well, deep for them. I do remember a bunch of us over at Bill’s house one afternoon just hanging out. The TV was on in the background, MTV playing (back when they played music videos), and then “Something To Believe In” came on. Someone called everyone over to watch, because well… all things considered, the band, the reasons, the context, everything… it was a little heavier, a little deeper, a little different. Somehow it was a significant thing in our teenage lives.