****** Perfekt! Das ist 80er Heavy-Pop-Rock-Schlager vom Feinsten. Mann waren die Jovis da noch Klasse - sie hätten echt 1987 die Gitarren an den Nagel hängen sollen. Und in fast allen Songs diese schönen Melancholiemuster. Bloss Breakout und Get Ready gefallen mir auf ihrem Debut weniger, die restlichen 7 Songs sind ALLE Highlights imO. 6+
4@TheTop: Runaway / Shot Through The Heart / Love Lies / Come Back
****** Starkes Debutalbum, das nur noch von "Slippery When Wet" übertroffen werden kann. Man merkt, dass die Gruppe sich richtig Mühe gegeben hat und einen originellen Sound abliefert. Neben "Runaway" gefallen mir insbesondere die letzten beiden Songs auf dem Album.
**** For a debut it really is a great rocking effort from the boys from New Jersey and a far cry from their recent output in the last decade or so. Back when melodies and lyrics were simple and fun and nobody judged you for liking a Bon Jovi record.
It all starts with the song that Jon flogged to every DJ he could find 'Runaway' which to this day still holds it's ground well in their discography.
Followed up by 'Roulette', a mis-jointy clone of Runaway. A song about gambling on love, not what your expecting :p
The best pre-Slippery track imo is next, the delightfully dorky and fun 'She Don't Know Me', just for laughs check out the video on YouTube or something :p
After the dorkfest you get straight into what I think is Bon Jovi's first attempt at a rock anthem 'Shot Through The Heart' (or which I like to call 'You Give Love A Bad Name Too') and in all honesty it's a hundred times better than YGLABN.
You then roll into yet another anthem into 'Love Lies' and then the impressive 'Breakout'.
At this point the album faulters significantly with the scrappy and mis-jointed 'Burning For Love', I do like it but it just sounds like 2 or 3 songs in one and is the worst offering on this album because of this.
The final two tracks in 'Come Back' & 'Get Ready' are really both disposable pop hits that any rock/glam band of that era were dishing out, so no big gain there.
For the total Bon Jovi experience this debut can't be overlooked and even though it's ancient early 80's material it's well worth seeking out :)