1986 - Slippery When Wet.
1988 - New Jersey.
way more Helter Skelter.

August 18, 1986 - 2021: 35 years of: Slippery When Wet.

In the future, when we look back at 80s hardrock in America, we will think of: spandex, big curly hair, fancy jackets, shoulder pads and muscle cars which eventually leads to: BON JOVI !!

1986's Slippery When Wet is one of, if not the biggest hit of this decadent generation, a tried and true: all killers - no fillers !

The production and the incendiary hooks, all topped with 3-4-5 massive radio hits that are still played today on regular rotation, all from the creative duo of Jon + Richie, made them a hit-factory for decades to come.

Hardrock's poster-boys had to come out strong, against rival European arena-rock-titans DEF LEPPARD, SCORPIONS and WHITESNAKE ...yet the New-Jersey crew did give 'em a run for their money ...besides 12 million+ sales cannot be denied.

Although wanted dead or alive and wild in the streets, still a social disease, they did raise their hands and gave love a bad name !

You Give Love A Bad Name = video
Slippery When Wet = full LP
Slippery on the road
Interview in 1987

September 19, 1988 - 2023: 35 years of: New Jersey.

Less slippery, more slick, were are they from ?

The 1987-88 hardrock-landscape, the ultimate war-zone for hot ratings and hot hits, yet two bands were head-to-head: DEF LEPPARD and BON JOVI. Pound for pound, these two owned half of MTV's hard-music rotation. Following 1986's trend-steering Slippery When Wet LP, the New Jersey gang would strike back at the hysteria.

The crowd-warmer and subsequent explosive "Lay Your Hands On Me" is why hardrock is the greatest form of music out there. Primal rhythms and face-melting guitar-licks, Jon then calls the shots ...6mins of Armageddon, one of the genre's best cut. While still waiting for the Dr. Feelgood to show up, willfully get a dose of this lethal "Bad Medicine" ...some like it rough and some like it rough-rock.

Masses of crunch and energetic hard-rocking hooks abound on "Blood On Blood", trigger-happy arenarocks of "Stick To Your Guns" and the heavy-duty boogie of "Homebound Train". Still wanted dead or alive, they slow down for that special lady on the FM-powerballad "I'll Be There For You" and rev back up to the 2-3-4 fast ass-kicker "Born To Be My Baby".

BON JOVI are that blue-collar squad that always means serious business.

More muscular than most and more addictive than most, these Jersey boys once again dictate the pace. Providing decibels to more then 100000 (x2) rock-hungry Soviet eardrums at the Moscow Music Peace Festival ...the globe was now under their spell.

Currently RIAA-certified 7x Platinum, the mid-to-late 80s was fully wall-to-wall BON JOVIed ! The party shall continue in 1992, in a very very different rock-scene, yet this motley crew would still Keep The Faith.

"Your satisfation is, um, garanteed." - Jon

Lay Your Hands On Me = video
Born To Be My Baby = video
I'll Be There For You = video
Bad Medicine = video
New Jersey = full LP
MTV Australia intreview in 1988
Live at the Moscow Music Peace Festival in 1989

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