Excerpt from The Rockstar Ramblings:
Over the past few weeks the band Kid Rocker has filed lawsuit against the band Poison for allegedly stealing songs originally written by Kid Rocker (band was broke up and presented the songs to C.C. as members of the band Screamin’ Mimis). Video (at the bottom) has surfaced, showing the bands riff for what would later become an alleged Poison hit. My opinion: given this alleged theft occurred over 20 years ago I find the timing suspicious. No word yet as to why wait until now to bring the lawsuit. The songs include “Talk Dirty to Me”, “Fallen Angel”, and “I Won’t Forget You.” What a perfect time to celebrate the video for “Talk Dirty to Me”; a made for MTV spectacle that started it all for the glam conglomerate we would come to know as Poison. Full Disclaimer: I was twelve and a big fan of this video when it came out. Did it shape my life in any way? Still working through this twice a week in therapy.
0:01 An old couple is sitting in front of an old television set. The man smokes an old style pipe (any older it would be a corncob). A phone is ringing and it’s for their daughter. The mother mentions how ‘Bret’ sounds like such a nice young man. There is so much going on no one even calls out that this old couple is watching a Poison video. There is NO WAY this happens.
0:14 Bret Michaels hanging out on the side of a stage. He is swinging the phone by the cord; this is a sign that Michaels is a bad boy and doesn’t give a shit. You think he cares? Look at the way he’s handling that phone - badass.
0:15 “Hit it C.C”
0:16 Lots of guitars, lots of pinks and reds. High five!
0:23 C.C. DeVille, Bobby Dall, and Bret Michaels perform a choreographed kick move. Yes, this video is on a stage, in an empty auditorium.
0:33 C.C. throws away a guitar. Maybe he does this because it doesn’t sound the way he had hoped. This would become an ongoing issue for Mr. DeVille.
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David S. Grant is the author of several books. His latest novel, "BLOOD: The New Red" is now available at SILVERTHOUGHT PRESS. Follow David on Twitter: .david_s_grant.