ROCKED, WIRED & BLUESED is yet another great anthology of the 80s blues-metal band Cinderella. During the first half, you can hear how they quickly changed from a pure “hair band” to a heavy metal version of Lynyrd Skynyrd or the Outlaws, and continued to evolve in that direction until they lost their recording contract in the mid-90s. Even if you have ONCE UPON A…, you should not pass this one up.
Japanese only SHM pressing. Features 24-bit mastering and packaged in a paper sleeve. The SHM-CD [Super High Material CD] format features enhanced audio quality through the use of a special polycarbonate plastic. Using a process developed by JVC and Universal Music Japan discovered through the joint companies’ research into LCD display manufacturing SHM-CDs feature improved transparency on the data side of the disc allowing for more accurate reading of CD data by the CD player laser head. SHM-CD format CDs are fully compatible with standard CD players.Skid Row distinguished themselves from the legions of pop-metal bands of the late ’80s and early ’90s chiefly by their attitude, which was closer to Guns N’ Roses than to Bon Jovi. They’re also distinctive these days, mainly because they’re still around. Though their debut is the most radio-friendly and least musically mature of their albums, it does have some excellent songs on it, including the slow but edgy ”18 and Life” and the anthem (every metal album must have one) ”Youth Gone Wild”. Musical talent and vocalist Sebastian Bach’s over-the-top delivery made this band stand out from the crowd, although these days the material on this album does sound dated. – Genevieve Williams
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Back in the 1980s, when I was “metaler than thou,” I trashed Cinderella as “just another hair band.”
Well, a hair band they were. But now that I can drop the tough pose, hey, their stuff was pretty good! What has *happened* in between then and now is the death of music.
Tell me that I’m supposed to take lame “Coldplay” seriously, but not Cinderella. Sorry, I just can’t do that. “Gypsy Road” is just plain and simple hard rockin’ fun, to cruise to with the top down.
Take, for instance, “Shake Me.” By 80’s standards, it was pop. Twenty years later, I’m headbanging to it incessantly. Again: I’m supposed to respect Justin Timberlake seriously, but not Cinderella? Can’t do that, either.
Time for all you “purist” metalheads to realize what greatness lies in these so-called cheesy hair bands. It’s a wonderful feeling getting all sentimental about music I thought I was too good for twenty years ago, but something deep inside me told me wasn’t really so bad after all.
Shame on me for being such a jerk. I’m even warming up to Bon Jovi, Poison, and Whitesnake now. It may have taken two decades, but now I’m Nobody’s Fool.
Being from Philadelphia, this band was a huge deal in the 80s. I even remember when they went from being a “local bar band” then Night Songs came out and they were on MTV and it was cool to see their success. However, while Cinderella was (is) a good band, I don’t think they are ever going into the Hall of fame or anything like that. Back in the day I had Night Songs on cassette and Long Cold Winter on LP, and now a couple of decades later I wanted to hear “Shake Me” again so I picked up this CD. I debated between getting Night Songs and this greatest hits, and figured the hits disc might have some gems I hadn’t heard. My overall feeling to this CD is…. “eh.” After several listens, Shake Me is still my favorite and often the only song I listen to from this disc. If you’re anything less than a hardcore Cinderella groupie, this CD should be all you need from this band. Tom Keifer’s voice kind of wears on me after a while. Eric Brittingham is a heck of a nice guy. I wanted to love this CD but it kind of fell short of my hopes. Standout tracks: Shake me, Nobody’s Fool, Gypsy Road
i recently rediscovered my love for cinderella after buying the dvd, then i had to go out and buy this cd….i forgot how amazing the music is…almost every song on this cd is great,and worthy to listen to over and over….my personal favorite is Nobody’s Fool(just listen to the way the guitar and tom keifer’s voice blend beautifully in the chorus)…Gypsy Road is great as well ,and Don’t know what you got still makes my heart swoon….anyway,this cd makes me very happy,and will make you happy too!!!!!
Arguably, the best of the ’80’s Metal Bands. Never could figure out why they where so underrated, they had an amazing lead singer in Tom Keifer (What couldn’t the man do.) and that Polygram did nothing for them. They had the talent to be another band that stays around like Aerosmith, just keeps you rockin’ and begging for more.
With the Rocked, Wired and Bluesed greatest hits package. Their older fans already have these songs, it offers nothing new and only get these songs digital enhansed with the new technology. With no new goodies on this one, I just burned my own copy from their original releases and made a second disc (see track list below). Another draw back to this release it covers their early career well and leaves off too many good tracks from Heartbreak Station and Still Climbing. Now if your picking up this release as your first Cinderella album you will love this 17 song collection of their best hits. Also realize there’s a bunch of tracks missing from this release, that should be on it. You definately will want to pickup all their releases, because they are that good of a band.
Now I mentioned that, I burned my copy of this from their Original releases and went a step further and burned a second disc with 17 tracks. Well here’s the trackinglist of that disc:
Nothin’ For Nothin’, Once Around The Ride, In From The Outside, Second Wind, Take Me Back, Love’s Got Me Doin’Time, Sick For The Cure, One For Rock And Roll, Make Your Own Way, Love Gone Bad, All Comes Down, Talk Is Cheap, Through The Rain, Easy Come, Easy Go, The Road’s Still Long, Move Over and War Stories.