|3. She Don't Know Me|
|4. Shot Through The Heart|
|5. Love Lies|
|7. Burning For Love|
|8. Come Back|
|9. Get Ready|
1. Runaway - ****, my favorite keyboard riff (of which I've heard that David didn't create originally, but I'm sure he plays it better than that guy from Springsteen!) and one of the greatest first songs a band ever recorded.
2. Roulette - *****, one of the two second best songs ever, along with 'Bad Medicine', which was recorded on their 4th album, "New Jersey". One of Ritchie's highest triumphs.
3. She Don't Know Me - *************************..............., THE GREATEST, MOST SPECTACULAR, MOST UNDERRATED (especially compared to how high it SHOULD have been rated!), BRIGHTLY DONE, INTELLIGENT SONG EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE BASIC REASON TO BUY THE ALBUM. BUY IT!!!!!!
4. Shot Through The Heart - ****, the second most pop-based song on the album, a great example of the "Shout Along" era
5. Love Lies - ***, not bad, but one of the album's weakest song, basically because it's TOO SLOW!!!
6. Breakout - ****, the band's first time to show how good they sound in unison, not to mention the raw lyrics, guitar, and percussion collabortion
7. Burning For Love - **, the album's weakest track, but still not bad
8. Come Back - ***, an OK song, to say the least
9. Get Ready - ***, great intro, but when the song picks up with Jon's vocals.....
So, there you have it. BUY THE ALBUM!!!!!!!!!
I was 4 when this album came out, and didn't start rocking with them till "New Jersey" came out. I can't say for sure if I would have thought Bon Jovi the greatest thing ever to exist, if I was a teenager at the time. Fortunately, I'll never have to answer that. Indeed, Jovi's first 2 albums, while LOVED by a stubborn (in a good way) minority, aren't like the rest. They're less diverse, not as unique, offer less musically, and just about every song is about women and/or some sort of heart-break; which, as I noted on my Farenheit review, is just PERFECT musical therapy for certain times in everyone's life. Otherwise, though, this album isn't very multi-purpose for you the listener. Still, this first album, while not as meaningful as "Slippery..." or "Keep the Faith," somehow finds a bit of timelessness simply by being the "classic breakthrough that started it all.Read more ›