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Poison @ Capitol Records, Studio A, 6/5/07

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Believe it or not, but glampop rockers Poison have been on Capitol for 21 years now. And if that doesn't make you feel old, next year, "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" will be 20.

To celebrate their new album Poison'd (a collection of newly recorded cover songs, which drops today), the band played a short set to about 40 people in the famous Studio A at Capitol Records. They opened with a version of David Bowie's "Suffragette City", then did "What I Like About You" by the Romantics, "I Need To Know" by Tom Petty, and finished off with "Every Rose..."

The set was broadcast live thru the band's website, so if you see some high quality videos making their way through the YouTubes, you know where it came from - today's show.

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How was it? The sound was clearer and warmer and totally equal, like something I've never experienced. It's the closest to perfection I've ever heard. And the band wasn't bad either. Their covers are perfectly fine and would make for an acceptable summer cd to mix in with more "important" discs.

However, C.C.'s leads were amazing, and easily get overlooked in the vids, and not as easily heard in the huge arenas. He's got the '80s bombastic squeals down perfect and they gave the Poison sound its trademark. It was awesome.

More pics after the jump...

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photos by Sonny I. LaVista for LAist

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