Native Tongue is the fourth studio album by American hard rock band Poison, released in 1993 through Capitol Records. It peaked at #16 on the Billboard 200, #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. The album features new 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" which featured the Los Angeles First A.M.E. Church Choir on backing vocals, "Until You Suffer Some (Fire And Ice)" and "Body Talk".
In this Album Poison somewhat stepped back from their glam metal style, and leaned closer to traditional heavy metal, mixing it up with funk and blues elements. Richie Kotzen's influence upon the sound of the album is unmistakable. In songs such as "The Scream", the band's traditional sustaining power chords were jettisoned in favor of more complex, funky palm-muted heavy metal riffs.