Sunday, February 21, 2010

Bon Jovi heads to Glendale: Arizona Republic

This is a bit of a shameless plug, but it's also a pretty balanced feature on Bon Jovi. Larry Rodgers has written this article for the Arizona Republic ahead of their Glendale show on February 24, 2010. It considers the contrast between their huge popularity and almost non-existent critical acclaim. I have a little quote in the article, in response to a question about why I thought the band was considered "unfashionable" and dismissed by its critics.

Read the full article here.

I also couldn't help chuckling at some of the descriptions of old school Bon Jovi videos here. Like this one for "Runaway":
Video for the first single from Bon Jovi's self-titled album finds actress Jennifer Gatti facing life in a post-apocaplyptic world. The band is surrounded by flames, wrecked buildings and soldiers. But the attack has not affected Jon Bon Jovi's big, beautiful hair.

I love "Runaway" (although having already heard it live, I'd rather hear something else from the first two albums) but the video really was quite tragic when you think about it...

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