1993 Poison – Native Tongue

Native Tongue is the fourth studio album by American glam metal band Poison, released in 1993 through Capitol Records. It peaked at #16 on the Billboard 200,[6] #20 on the UK Albums Chart and was certified Gold by the RIAA on April 21, 1993. It has also been certified by CAN platinum. This is the only album to feature lead guitarist Richie Kotzen. Kotzen was hired as the band’s guitarist following the firing of C.C. DeVille in late 1991. The album features the singles “Stand”, “Until You Suffer Some (Fire And Ice)” and “Body Talk”.

Tracks

1  Native Tongue (Bret Michaels; Bobby Dall; Rikki Rockett; Richie Kotzen) 01:01
2  The Scream (Bret Michaels; Bobby Dall; Rikki Rockett; Richie Kotzen) 03:49
Stand (Bret Michaels; Bobby Dall; Rikki Rockett; Richie Kotzen) 05:15
4  Stay Alive (Bret Michaels; Bobby Dall; Rikki Rockett; Richie Kotzen) 04:23
5  Until You Suffer Some (Fire And Ice) (Bret Michaels; Bobby Dall; Rikki Rockett; Richie Kotzen) 04:14
6  Body Talk (Bret Michaels; Bobby Dall; Rikki Rockett; Richie Kotzen) 04:01
7  Bring It Home (Bret Michaels; Bobby Dall; Rikki Rockett; Richie Kotzen) 03:55
8  7 Days Over You (Bret Michaels; Bobby Dall; Rikki Rockett; Richie Kotzen) 04:13
9  Richie’s Acoustic Thang (Bret Michaels; Bobby Dall; Rikki Rockett; Richie Kotzen) 00:56
10  Ain’t That The Truth (Bret Michaels; Bobby Dall; Rikki Rockett; Richie Kotzen) 03:25
11  Theatre Of The Soul (Bret Michaels; Bobby Dall; Rikki Rockett; Richie Kotzen) 04:41
12  Strike Up The Band (Bret Michaels; Bobby Dall; Rikki Rockett; Richie Kotzen) 04:15
13  Ride Child Ride (Bret Michaels; Bobby Dall; Rikki Rockett; Richie Kotzen) 03:53
14  Blind Faith (Bret Michaels; Bobby Dall; Rikki Rockett; Richie Kotzen) 03:32
15  Bastard Son Of A Thousand Blues (Bret Michaels; Bobby Dall; Rikki Rockett; Richie Kotzen) 04:57

Musicians

BassBobby Dall
DrumsRikki Rockett
GuitarRichie Kotzen
GuitarBret Michaels
Acoustic GuitarRichie Kotzen
Acoustic GuitarBret Michaels
DobroRichie Kotzen
MandolinRichie Kotzen
PianoRichie Kotzen
HarmonicaBret Michaels
PercussionRikki Rockett
Background VocalsBobby Dall
Background VocalsRikki Rockett
Background VocalsRichie Kotzen
Background VocalsTimothy B Schmit
Background VocalsTommy Funderburk
VocalsBret Michaels

Other Musicians

1 Native Tongue

CongasSheila Escovedo
TimbalesSheila Escovedo


2 The Scream

CongasSheila Escovedo
TimbalesSheila Escovedo


3 Stand

PianoJai Winding


5 Until You Suffer Some (Fire And Ice)

OrganMike Finnigan


8 7 Days Over You

PianoBilly Powell
HornsTower of Power


11 Theatre Of The Soul

PianoJai Winding


15 Bastard Son Of A Thousand Blues

PianoBilly Powell

Choir – First Ame Church Choir (Track 3)

Liner Notes

Producer – Richie Zito
Arranged By (Choir) – Ricky Grundy (Track 3)
Arranged By (Horns) -– Greg Adams (Track 8)
Conductor – Ricky Grundy (Track 3)
Engineer – Jeff Hendrickson
Engineer (Second Engineer) – Andy Udoff, John Aguto, Randy Wine, Sean Berman
Mixed By – Chris Lord-Alge
Recorded By (Additional)- Jim Albert

Art Direction – John Rutter, Slave To The Design Graphics, Tommy Steele
Artwork – Timothy Eames
Design – Cimarron/Bacon/O’Brien
Photography – Frank Moore, John Rutter, Premier Photographic
Photography (Assistant) – Robert Duestsman, Robert Shamlian

Mixed At Image Recording Studios
Recorded At A&M Studios
Recorded At Rumbo Recorders
Phonographic Copyright Capitol Records Inc
Copyright Capitol Records Inc