KEEP THE FAITH is the first "serious" album that Bon Jovi ever put out. It seems as though the boys were stung by the bad press given to their first four, party-oriented, albums, so they decided to
write more thoughtful lyrics this time around. It was a good move, for this is one of the best albums of 1992-93. The lyrics have really been a great inspiration to me, and the title song really helped me through times when I was not feeling well. There is also
a lingering social conscience on the epic "Dry County", which is
Bon Jovi's answer to "Green Grass And High Tides." Overall, this album is a major statement from one of the major rock bands of the 80s and 90s.