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Essay on The Success of Bon Jovi's Album "Slippery When Wet"

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You will be hard pressed to find someone over the age of 25 that has not heard at least one song by the band out of New Jersey, Bon Jovi. The band got together in 1983 in Sayreville, New Jersey, made up of lead singer, Jon Bon Jovi, guitarist, Richie Sambora, keyboardist, David Bryan and Drummer, Tico Torres. Since the formation of the band, they have been making music for 30 years. Before 1986, Bon Jovi released two albums: Bon Jovi(1984) and 7800 Degrees Fahrenheit(1985). They were able to build a pretty steady fan base from these two albums, though these albums did not have as much success in the mainstream rock market as their third album, Slippery When Wet. Slippery When Wet, was the third album released by Bon Jovi. The release…show more content…
It highlights the struggles that are happening for people. There are some great guitar riffs and distortion. It has a verses/chorus composition. The song is a little bit slower to begin, but soon picks up the tempo, it is a great song to sing along because the lyrics are not distorted by the instruments, like you find with some other bands. This song was written by Richie Sambora, Jon Bon Jovi, and Desmond Child. The fourth track is “Social Disease”, which was written by Richie Sambora and Jon Bon Jovi. This up tempo song has guitar riffs and the drums and keyboard arrangements make for an awesome listening experience. Sometimes it is hard to tell if the sound is coming from the guitar or from the keyboards, but the layering of sounds makes this a true rock song. After the final verse/chorus, the instruments keeping playing, the chorus is repeated, and then an outro is performed by the instruments to end the song. The song that takes fifth place on the album is “Wanted Dead Or Alive”. This song is a slower song, but has some instrumental elements. The ones that stuck out to me the most were the guitar and keyboard. The drums were hard for me to pick out on this track, but I know Mr. Torres was in there. After the first verse/chorus, the tempo of the song picks up a bit and there are guitar riffs with the accompaniment of the percussion instruments. “Wanted Dead Or Alive” was written by Richie
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