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Two Classic 80s Bands: Poison/RATT Concert Review

My brother and I went to see two of the best and biggest 80s rock bands.

Poison and RATT!!

It was a co-headline tour, but RATT started the show.

Singer Stephen Pearcy had just recently returned after being out of the band for about 7 years.

It was great seeing Stephen back because no offense, you HAVE to have Stephen sing these songs.

Classic members Warren DeMartini (Lead Guitar) and Bobby Blotzer (Drums) were still there, as well as long time Bassist Robbie Crane (who replaced Juan Croucier when RATT reunited in the late 90s) and John Corabi (Motley Crue, Union, The Scream) on Rhythm Guitar.

Corabi is most known for being a great singer, but he was just playing guitar and singing backing vocals.

I LOVE RATT.  I think they’re suck a kicking band with soooo many great songs and albums.

They’re most especially known for the song Round And Round, which is great.  But trust me, there’s sooooo much more to their catalog.

And they played a lot of deep cuts at this show (Closer To My Heart was dedicated to RATT Guitarist Robbin Crosby, who sadly passed away in 2002), and of course the hits.

I’m so glad I got to see them.

Then Poison closed the show.

Still the original members (Bret Michaels, CC Deville, Bobby Dall, and Rikki Rockett).

They’re arguably the biggest, along with Bon Jovi, Motley Crue, and Def Leppard, of the 80s rock bands.

Lots of hits (they were promoting a cool covers album Poison’d on this tour) and I think they’ve always rocked and been a fun band.

If you’re a fan, they don’t disappoint.

Great night this was.

Poison Set List:

  1. Look What The Cat Dragged In
  2. What I Like About You (The Romantics cover)
  3. I Won’t Forget You
  4. Suffragette City (David Bowie cover)
  5. Guitar Solo
  6. I Hate Every Bone In Your Body But Mine
  7. Can’t You See (The Marshall Tucker Band cover)
  8. Something To Believe In
  9. Just What I Needed (The Cars cover)
  10. Your Mama Don’t Dance (Loggins & Messina cover)
  11. Drum Solo
  12. Unskinny Bop
  13. Every Rose Has It’s Thorn
  14. Fallen Angel
  15. Talk Dirty To Me
  16. Encore:  Nothin’ But A Good Time

RATT Set List:

  1. Sweet Cheater
  2. Dangerous But Worth The Risk
  3. I’m Insane
  4. City To City
  5. Wanted Man
  6. Closer To My Heart (Dedicated to Robbin Crosby)
  7. Back For More
  8. Slip Of The Lip
  9. Way Cool Jr.
  10. Lay It Down
  11. Over The Edge
  12. You’re In Love
  13. Lack Of Communication
  14. Body Talk
  15. Round And Round

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