Rikki Rockett joins the guys this week for Albums Unleashed Poison Look What the Cat Dragged In. In this long-form discussion, Rikki shares stories from the early days of Poison including the decision to move from Pennsylvania to Hollywood in the early 1980’s. Also in the episode, Rikki talks about the departure of original guitarist Matt Smith and an audition process that would go down to a head to head battle between Slash and CC DeVille.
In this Albums Unleashed Poison Look What the Cat Dragged In special, Rikki reflects on the recording process of the album. Producer Rick Browde was on board early for the sessions but things got tense quickly due to creative differences. In this episode, Rikki also discusses the struggle to survive in a Hollywood scene that was very unforgiving. Those struggles would be played out lyrically in some of the songs. While the album was recorded on a meager budget and on limited time, it would go on to spawn three big singles and sell 4 million copies worldwide.
Albums Unleashed Look What the Cat Dragged In also features a track-by-track breakdown of the album including song inspirations and production techniques used. It’s an hour-plus of discussion about a remarkable album from a very transitional time in popular music.
The Decibel Geek podcast would like to thank Sher Bach, Brandon Gibbs, Kenny Bailey, and the entire Devil City Angels team for their help in securing this interview. Be sure to check out Devil City Angels when they come to your town!
Before we get to the interview, Chris & Aaron give you the inside details of the upcoming Nashville Rock n Pod Expo. Taking place August 26, 2017, the expo will feature rock podcasters from all over North America, vinyl/memorabilia dealers, and rock celebrities and personalities mingling with fans. The event is being crowdfunded and we need YOU to help us make it happen. Go to the link below and contribute today to be eligible for early admission, specialty t-shirts, guest spots on podcasts, and much, much more!