Thursday, December 16, 2010

EW lists 3 reasons why Bon Jovi deserves the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; here’s 1 more

Best rock album cover ever.
The original cover of Bon Jovi’s “Slippery When Wet” (1986) album is one of the most memorable album covers of all time. The fact that it was replaced at the last minute and released only in Japan just adds to its appeal.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame snubbed Bon Jovi on Wednesday when it picked its latest inductees – Alice Cooper, Neil Diamond, Dr. John, Darlene Love and Tom Waits – from 15 nominees.
Entertainment Weekly’s EW.com came to Bon Jovi’s defense. It cited three reasons why the band should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame:

1. “Livin’ on a Prayer” is an awesome song.
2. Their big hair and clothes from their ’80s heyday.
3. They were the No. 1 worldwide touring act in 2010, a feat the band achieved in two of the last three years.

To that I add my No. 4 reason above.
Tracks from “Slippery When Wet” include “You Give Love A Bad Name,” “Wanted Dead or Alive” and the aforementioned “Livin’ on a Prayer.”
The album originally was going to feature a busty, 34DD woman in a wet yellow t-shirt with the album name on the front of the shirt, according to Wikipedia. But it was swapped out for a dull cover consisting of a wet black garbage bag with the words “Slippery When Wet” traced in the water.
Poor choice.

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