Poison

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Poison was formed in 1983, in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania and consisted of lead vocalist Bret Michaels, guitarist Matt Smith, bassist Bobby Dall and drummer Rikki Rockett.

Michaels began his performing career with a basement band called Laser and, then, in 1979, joined forces with longtime childhood friend Rockett to form a band called the Spectres. In 1980, Michaels and Rockett teamed up with Smith and Dall to form the band Paris and the group started playing the club circuit, performing mostly rock cover songs in local bars. The group formed a strong local following but in order to further their career the band made the decision to move to Los Angeles on March 6, 1980 and also changed the name of the group from Paris to Poison. Arriving in Los Angeles, the group struggled to survive away from home with no family and no money, but the band was determined to make it… (from Wikipedia)
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hair band

Bret Michaels, lead vocals
C.C. DeVille, guitar
Bobby Dall, bass
Rikki Rockett, drums

hair albums & top 40 hit songs

Look What the Cat Dragged In (1986)
  Talk Dirty To Me #9, I Won’t Forget You #13
Open Up and Say… Ahh! (1988)
  Nothin’ But A Good Time #6, Fallen Angel #12, Every Rose Has Its Thorn #1, Your Mama Don’t Dance #10
Flesh & Blood (1990)
  Unskinny Bop #3, Something To Believe In #4, Ride The Wind #38, Life Goes On #35
Swallow This Live (1991)
Native Tongue (1993)

post-hair albums

Poison’s Greatest Hits: 1986–1996 (1996)
Crack a Smile… and More! (2000)
Power to the People (2000)
Hollyweird (2002)
Best of Ballads & Blues (2003)
Seven Days Live (2006)
The Best of Poison: 20 Years of Rock (2006)
Poison’d! (2007)
Live, Raw & Uncut (2008)
Double Dose: Ultimate Hits (2011)

live shows

Swallow This Live 1991

Live, Raw & Uncut DVD