Bon Jovi [LP]

Bon Jovi [LP]

by Bon JoviBon Jovi

Vinyl LP(Long Playing Record - 180 Gram Vinyl)

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Overview

From the opening track, "Runaway," which rode to glory on E Street Band-mate Roy Bittan's distinctive keyboard riff, to the sweaty arena rock of "Get Ready," which closed the album, Bon Jovi's debut is an often-overlooked minor gem from the early days of hair metal. The songs may be simple and the writing prone to all clichés of the form, but the album boasts a pretty consistent hard rock attack, passionate playing, and a keen sense of melody. The prominence that keyboardist David Bryan (credited as David Rashbaum in the liner notes) gets on this record is an indicator, perhaps, that Bon Jovi had more than a passing interest in the pop market, which was then dominated by new wave and synth pop. Mixing Journey-like '70s rock ("She Don't Know Me") with shout-along stadium anthems ("Love Lies"), the self-titled Bon Jovi laid the foundation for the band's career, which reached its apex several years later with that very same combination of pop melody and arena-sized amibiton. [Bon Jovi was re-released on LP in 2016.]

Product Details

Release Date: 11/04/2016
Label: Island
UPC: 0602547029195
catalogNumber: 002196601
Rank: 25229

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Performance Credits

Bon Jovi   Primary Artist

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