Slippery when wet (1986) / Vinyl record [Vinyl-LP]
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Slippery When Wet is one of those oddball albums: It's considered the classic landmark by a very successful band, but it is by no means even close to their best work. It's telling that few of these songs are still played live.
Slippery When Wet is notable for the presence of three smash hit classics: "Wanted: Dead or Alive", "Livin' On A Prayer", and "You Give Love A Bad Name". All three are available on various Bon Jovi hits compilations. The album is padded out with some other decent songs and lots of filler. Surely, "Social Disease" with its juvenile lyrics and terrible synth-horns is one that Jon would like to disown. Not much better is "Wild In The Streets", "I'd Die For You", and the sappy "Without Love".
"Let It Rock" is a cool song, a bit muddy in the mix, but with some really cool sounding keyboards. I have always been a fan of "Raise Your Hands". Remember when it was used in that one scene in Spaceballs? Sweet!
The production, by the late Bruce Fairbairn, is muddy at times and far too glossy at others. Fairbairn's work on the 80's Aerosmith albums was far more innovative and interesting. I've always liked talk-box on guitar solos, so I'll give him and Richie Sambora credit for the catchiest talk-box solo in history.Read more ›
Slippery When Wet is by far Bon Jovis best album 'Livin On A prayer' is a great love song, 'Lat It Rock' is a pretty decent rock song, 'You Give Love A Bad Name' is also a pretty decent rock song, and 'Raise Your Hands' is alright. Now 'Wanted Dead Or Alive' is one of the greatest songs ever recorded, writen and produced. The 12 string by Rhichie Sambora is killer and Jon Bon Jovi dont sound bad himself.
This is a good album but like I said I've heard better but by Bon Jovi it dont get better then this, and dont be fooled by other reviewers Bon Jovi is not the best herd rock band since Led Zeppelin, I mean come on people lets use some since!!!!
Yes, this is a "classic." Though not the musical muscle flex of their later works (you MUST go endure my ranting review of the Blaze of Glory Album if you haven't already), Slippery When Wet not only 1) generated the mass hits that for many people are the only Bon Jovi songs they know, 2)saved Bon Jovi's career and ALLOWED them to make better albums later on, 3) defined an era, and 4) unified a "band sound" for them, but it was the embryo of what would become the most profound emotional journey as the band marched onward to later albums. This is an essential album both for the band to have made, and for anyone's collection. I don't care how many copies it sells (though please go by another copy so we can see the thing push another platinum level), it's not as good as Jersey, Blaze of Glory (the Holy Grail), or Faith, ... but it IS good, and when in the right mood, it can still serve emotional functions even after having been listened to for a decade and a half. If you don't have it, would you please just go get it? Enough said about Slippery, as the music speaks for itself.
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A duplication of the Dual Disc released a few years ago. Some tracks were extended [compared to the original release]. Videos for the singles add, but not much else. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Gis A. Bun
this was purchase for my older son and I love the songs too... thank you.... we have almost all collection of Jon and his band music...isn't it wonderful... sincerely MarcellePublished on Jan. 16 2014 by Prague Castle
This is 80's typical Cheese ala Bon Jovi! Don't get me wrong I grew up in the 80's and love 80's rock bands. Read morePublished on Nov. 12 2009 by DANNY VAUGHN
Bon Jovi's Slippery When Wet is one of the best metal albums of all-time with classic singles in "Livin' On A Prayer", "You Give Love A Bad Name" and the original song intended for... Read morePublished on Oct. 2 2006 by Jason Hutton
Slippery when wet is the first cd from Bon Jovi that I bought. Bon Jovi is a very good group who's playing rock music. This is a disc that you must have if you like rock music. Read morePublished on Sept. 21 2006 by Sophie