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Bon Jovi – Slippery When Wet Reviews

Slippery When Wet

Slippery When Wet transformed Bon Jovi from minor-league poodle rockers to global superstars on the back of hit singles “You Give Love a Bad Name,” “Never Say Goodbye,” and, of course, “Living on a Prayer.” From the scantily clad car-wash girls on the inner sleeve to the “You lost more than that in my back seat / Yeah!” lyrics, the album is blissfully untouched by irony and subtlety, which actually adds to its charm. With guitarist Richie Sambora and songwriter Desmond Child, Jon Bon (more…)

13 responses to “Bon Jovi – Slippery When Wet Reviews”

  1. Zephyr says:

    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Playing a 12-string, singing about a 6-string. Pooptastic.
    “You Give Love a Bad Name” is ostensibly the anthemic tale of a succubus in angels’ garb taking advantage of a mullet clad bohunk.

  2. Zeroun says:

    Everyone has that one album that they credit with a change to the way they heard the music. Some are lucky enough to know enough to this great awakening Are You Experienced or The Doors . For others, it was London Calling Ramones , , or even Black Sabbath . For me it was Slippery when wet. That's right, Bon Jovi has changed my life. I know to a degree that I probably embarrassed about the fact that little, but the truth is, I love this album just as much as today I have two decades ago.
      I still remember like it was yesterday. I was 11 At the time, and not really about the music in one way or another. However, I think that Transformers were pretty awesome, but I digress. I was flipping channels and came into the video for Livin 'on a Prayer. I wish I could accurately describe the impact that stupid, you and me against the world, Love Song had upon me. It was like all the cups of a combination lock slipping into the place in my head. I knew I had to hear more, but it was not easy. My mom did not dance, and my dad is not rock & roll, so to speak, so I had to track down the cassette by a friend. If Livin 'on a Prayer grabbed my interest, You Love a Bad Name and Wanted Dead or Alive sealed the deal. Then I moved on Poison, Europe, Stryper, and dozens of other bands hair spray shop, that I naively thought of as “metal,” but Bon Jovi was the first.
      I wonder sometimes if I would have reacted the same way for all the other album. Somehow I doubt it. Bon Jovi was at the top of their game with this album. One could argue that the follow-up album New Jersey is the band best, but I will, the songs on slippery when wet, that Bad Medicine stuff every day! With Slippery When Wet, Bon Jovi on the sound with their two previous efforts, adding that as hitmakers Desmond Child, the songwriting to a whole new level. I hear you snickering at the thought of you Love a Bad Name, and Never Say Goodbye “as examples of quality songwriting, but it is hard to argue with the results. I believe that the teachings of Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora learned during the recording of this album is a big reason why they are still big stars to this day when so many of her colleagues were unanimous in the Bar & Grill-circuit .
      Slippery when wet was the perfect merging of Bruce Springsteen's American rock & roll, Van Halen's party rock image and an excellent pop-sensibility. It has not hurt that Jon and the guys were easy on the eyes and could be the new face of “Metal” in a completely unthreatening way. I can not help but wonder how many other children out of the way to Iron Maiden and Metallica discover by first a band like Bon Jovi.
      Say what you about this time or this kind of music. I am firmly convinced that Slippery when wet is a good example of Rock & Roll in the 80s, and there is always a special place in my heart.
      NOTE: Slippery When Wet was again in 1998 with digitally remastered sound. Serious collectors may also want to order the import version with the original artwork that the band nixed, not because of the rapid image, but because of the pink border. Go figure.
     

  3. Cwen says:

    4.0 out of 5 stars
    On a steel horse I ride…
    With `Slippery When Wet’, Bon Jovi became America’s answer to Def Leppard, a hard rock band that could sell a multi-platinum album to both the girls and the boys.

  4. Zaidin says:

    .. because, as Bon Jovi would be in the 90s, they were much more than run-of-the-mill hair plauged that metal bands of the late 80s. Slippery when wet, possibly their best album, shows the spirit of everything that was good about 80's rock, without the things that were bad. Bon Jovi has, but they had chops too. Jon Bon Jovi finds his voice on this album (after mixed results with its Springsteen-ish wail on his first two efforts) and Richie Sambora, while not yet shed its Eddie Van Halen to pay more, he sounded more alive to this album than on most other tracks he ever laid down. The rhythm is really one of the underlooked in rock, but the production is at the highest level, with the musicians all have their moments. Every song has the typical'80s sheen and luster, but the band pushes itself to demonstrate that they have a real, live talent. Every song on this album is a winner, but also from the Pyromania-ish kickoff of “Let It Rock” to the mega-hits Livin on a Prayer, Wanted Dead or Alive, which you love Bath Name and Never Say Goodbye “, right on down the killer album tracks such as lifting your hands and especially” The I would for you. ” Slippery When Wet Bon Jovi is the most consistent, the matter, and if you want a good example to think about how good the 80s might be, then look no further than this album.

  5. Anonymous says:

    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Simple Review
    Highlights: #2 You Give Love a Bad Name, #3 Livin’ on a Prayer, #7 Without Love, #9 Never Say Goodbye. Lowlights: #1 Let It Rock, #4 Social Disease. Good album.

  6. Giolla says:

    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Ehhh not that good at all
    Slippery When Wet some think its the greatest album of all time but personally i think its just one of those albums you can just pass on as nothing.

  7. Gunnar says:

    I got the CD Remastered version of Slippery when wet, because I did not want to enter the cassette version. The sound is so sharp, and you can hear the lead guitar and drums clearly.
      Slippery , that the lyrics are a little clichéd, but Jon Bon Jovi has made his experiences and life in many of these songs. Desmond Child and Richie Sambora wrote with Jon and the band. But the album is full blown arena rock at its loudest in the 80s. Let It Rock is so full of energy for every 5 minutes, it should be the song to open all their concerts, even when their last album, Have a Nice Day. It pairs well with her first # 1, the dance, and sometimes funky You Love a Bad Name. Never Say Goodbye is a beautiful power ballad, sometimes succulent and would perfect for playback on prom night today. Wanted Dead or Alive I still love today with his acoustic guitar, most bombastic guitars in the middle of the song. But I do not want to leave, the other songs. There are some solid numbers with the social disease, the great album closer Wild In The Streets (they danced to this very much on the USA network teen dance show Dance Party USA in the mid-1987, the band was in Philadelphia), Raise Your Hands and my favorite, I would collect for you. It is New Jersey-based rock with a sense, a large stage with the band as before the implementation of 60,000 fans. That's how good this album sounds, and that is why it is still one of my favorites from my music collection! The album that the band control over their music career and success! I still can not believe that there is more than 12-15 million sold seit'86!

  8. Lupita says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great Rockin’ Album!
    This is a a great album containing some of their biggest, most well known hits that are still being played on the radio today.

  9. Xipil says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A True, Timeless Classic!
    The mid to late 80’s, 1986-87 in particular, was a great time for music. This album came along at just the right time for me, age 11-12, just when I was really starting to get…

  10. Iphigenie says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great CD! Awesome Tunes late 80’s Band!
    This music is really great if you are an 80’s and 90’s hair band lover! Great Tunes!!

  11. Odelya says:

    1.0 out of 5 stars
    The Bad Side of 1980s Musical Output
    The 1980s were certainly a very eclectic time for output in popular music. Especially for those of us who came of age during that decade.

  12. Xerxes says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Teen dreams par excellence
    Bon Jovi have copped heaps of flak over the years and their seeming decision to rely utterly on their sales figures as a defence is perhaps indicative itself of some of their…

  13. Anonymous says:

    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Come on it’s Bon Jovi
    I had this one on tape and decided it was time for CD. I absolutely love this album and it brings back so many memories of being a teenager.

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