Bon Jovi – Burning Bridges

Bon Jovi - Burning BridgesA new record from Bon Jovi doesn’t exactly make me jump for joy these days. Especially when said album only contain leftovers from some of their later records. I’m sorry, but if Bon Jovi’s last few records sucked ass, then how good can a record full of leftovers from those albums be? Oh me oh my! Apparently, this album is more of a final statement and to say goodbye to en era. First, Bon Jovi has decided to part company with their record company for over 30 years, Mercury Records and the split doesn’t seem friendly at all. Another split within the Bon Jovi camp that hasn’t been friendly either is the one from guitarist / song writer / singer Richie Sambora, a guy that to many fans was as important to the band and its sound as Jon Bon Jovi himself. Sambora was the guy with the blues influences and the Hard Rock guy in the band, the guy who made sure that Bon Jovi were a Rock band instead of a Pop band.

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10 comments on “Bon Jovi – Burning Bridges

  1. A fair review. Perhaps too kind!

    I read somewhere that Richie does not play anything on this CD. John Shanks supposedly plays all the guitars. Why?? Why do that when you have Phil X, and had Bobby Bandiera?

    This band is over!

    • Really? Then I got my info wrong. Damn!
      Well, some guitarist played a couple of really good solos on there….
      The band hasn’t been a band for ages. They’re over alright.

    • Yup confirming it (from Wiki):

      Burning Bridges is the thirteenth studio album by American rock band Bon Jovi… it is the first studio album without former guitarist Richie Sambora, who left the band in 2013 (but receives a co-writing credit on the single “Saturday Night Gave Me Sunday Morning”).

  2. You know, this isn’t as much of a chainsaw as mine was! It’s actually a very fair review. You rated it higher than I would have, but you have a much bigger relationship with the band’s music than I do, and can speak knowledgeably about entire decades of their career that I missed (almost) completely. I appreciate your perspective, thanks!

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