Unskinny Bop

Poison were believers in hairspray. They really went that extra mile with their hair, making it as big and as blonde as possible and, naturally, we teenage girls loved it, which was the whole point. This video starts with Bret Michaels rising to the microphone in a Dracula-esque move that never ceases to look cool. Then we’re treated to plenty of crotch thrusting, much enhanced by those leather chaps. Yes folks, this is another one for the ladies. And Bret WAS so very pretty. CC is the complimentary madman in his mega jacket and one can only wonder how he didn’t trip over, given that he usually couldn’t see through his fringe.

Apparently the phrase “Unskinny bop” has no real meaning. It was just a good combination of lyrics that fitted the music. The song peaked at #3 on the US charts in 1990.

This video is fairly low quality and I don’t know how long it will be on Youtube before it’s pulled. EMI has a better version here but they won’t allow it to be embedded.

Official Poison website
Open Up and Say Ahh remastered, extra tracks at Amazon.
The Best Of Poison – 20 Years Of Rock CD