“Girls on Bars”
Written by Luke Laird and Bret Michaels
I’m a few years too young to have taken Poison seriously.
Now, I always leaned more toward pop and country anyway, but I listened to the rock and the hip-hop of my day, too. So if I was five years older, I probably would’ve listened to Poison.
Now, every generation thinks that the music of their formative years was substantively better than the ones that came right before and right after.
But sometimes a generation happens to be right.
Nirvana. Pearl Jam. Green Day.
That was the stuff.
Rock from around 1992-1996 was like country from around 1989-1997 and hip-hop from around 1988-2001. Just way, way better than what came before and what came afterward. The music from my youth killed it.
Now, I’m sure that those who are a little bit younger than me want to claim the same.
But sorry, late nineties kids. I remember Creed and Limp Bizkit.
Oh, and Kid Rock, who keeps wanting to do country music.
And I’m sure that those who are a little bit older than me want to claim the same.
But sorry, poor eighties kids. I remember Motley Crue and Warrant.
Oh, and Poison, with the lead singer who keeps wanting to do country music.
(And you can shut up about Darius Rucker. Hootie doesn’t count. They were for that white bread college kids and we were still in high school when they had their one hit album.)
All that and I forgot to write about the song.
Well, “Girl on Bars” could’ve been a Poison song 25 years ago. Just throw in louder guitars and some bad perms and there ya go.
So, unless you were in junior high school in 1988… it stinks.