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BON JOVI -SLIPPERY WHEN WET

LAMONT’S MUSIC NOTES-AUGUST 18, 2019-THIRTY THREE YEARS AGO BON JOVI RELEASED THE MEGA ALBUM ‘SLIPPERY WHEN WET.’

HERE ARE SOME FUN FACTS:

-THE COVER ART OF THE ALBUM WAS A GARBAGE BAG WITH WATER SPLASHED ON IT. JON BON JOVI SAID THIS WAS THE COVER AFTER HE SAW THE ORIGINAL COVER THE RECORD COMPANY SELECTED WITH A BIG PINK BORDER AROUND IT

-THIS WAS THE ORIGINAL COVER

-SLIPPERY WHEN WET HAS SOLD OVER 28,000,000 COPIES

-THE ALBUM IS THE 33RD HIGHEST SELLING ALBUM OF ALL-TIME

-SLIPPERY WHEN WET SPENT 8 WEEKS AT # 1 ON THE ALBUM CHARTS

-IT WAS THE TOP SELLING ALBUM OF 1987

-THE SONGS FOR THE ALBUM WERE WRITTEN BY JON BON JOVI, RICHIE SAMBORA AND DESMOND CHILD IN RICHIE SAMBORA’S MOTHER’S BASEMENT.

-THE ALBUM PRODUCED 4 SINGLES ‘YOU GIVE LOVE A BAD NAME’ ‘LIVIN’ ON A PRAYER’ ‘WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE’ AND ‘NEVER SAY GOODBYE’

-THE BAND CHOSE THE ALBUM NAME ‘SLIPPERY WHEN WET’ AFTER A VISIT TO A STRIP BAR IN VANCOUVER

-THIS RECORD WAS THE FIRST ROCK ALBUM TO FEATURE 3 HITS N THE TOP 10

- JON BON JOVI DIDN’T WANT TO INCLUDE ‘LIVIN’ ON A PRAYER’ ON THE RECORD BECAUSE HE DIDN’T THINK IT WAS A STRONG ENOUGH SONG. RICHIE SAMBORA SAID IT WOULD BE A HIT. THEY COMPROMISED AND RECORDED IT OVER, USING THE NEW VERSION ON THE ALBUM

HERE’S BON JOVI’S OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “YOU GIVE LOVE A BAD NAME”.


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HANGMAN JURY

LAMONT’S MUSIC NOTES-AUGUST 18, 2019-IT WAS ON THIS DATE IN 1987 THE SONG ‘HANGMAN JURY’ WAS RELEASED AS A SINGLE FROM AEROSMITH’S ALBUM ‘PERMANENT VACATION.’

THE SONG IS ACTUALLY BASED ON AN OLD BLUES SONG BY LEADBELLY. IT CONTAINS SOME OF THE SAME VERSES. IN ‘HANGMAN JURY’ A MAN’S WIFE GETS MAD AT HIM BECAUSE HE’S NOT MAKING ENOUGH MONEY, SO SHE DECIDES TO EITHER CHEAT ON HIM AND PROSTITUTE HERSELF. HIS RESPONSE IS TO KILL HER, BUT IT RESULTS IN A DEATH SENTENCE BY A HANGMAN JURY.

HERE’S A GREAT LIVE VERSION FROM A CONCERT IN 1988

photo thanks-Nat Ch Villa

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DEEP PURPLE-HUSH

LAMONT’S MUSIC NOTES-AUGUST 17, 2019- THIS SONG WAS ORIGINALLY A HIT SONG FOR COUNTRY SINGER BILLY JOE ROYAL IN 1967. A YEAR LATER DEEP PURPLE RELEASED A BALLSY, ROCK VERSION AND IT PROVED TO BE THE GROUPS FIRST TOP TEN HIT. IN 2009 DEEP PURPLE’S KEYBOARD EXTRAORDINAIRE JON LORD TOLD “MOJO” MAGAZINE:

"Initially we thought it's a bit too disco, or whatever the word was then.

But Ritchie (Blackmore) said it would work if we toughened it up a bit."

HERE’S THE ORIGINAL VIDEO FOR ‘HUSH’ RELEASED BY DEEP PURPLE IN 1968

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SWEET CHILD O’ MINE

LAMONT’S MUSIC NOTES-AUGUST 17, 2019-30 YEARS AGO GUNS N’ ROSES RELEASED ‘SWEET CHILD O’ MINE.’

THIS IS THE SONG THAT BROKE THE BAND. IT WAS RELEASED AS A SINGLE 1 YEAR AFTER THE ALBUM DEBUTED AND DROVE ALBUM SALES INTO THE STRATOSPHERE. THE SONG STARTED DURING A JAM SESSION AFTER SLASH JOKINGLY PLAYED A CIRCUS MELODY AND WAS CLOWNING STEVEN ADLER WHILE PLAYING. IZZY STRADLIN HAD HIM PLAY THE RIFF AGAIN WHILE DUFF ADDED A BASS LINE AND ADLER ADDED A BEAT. MEANWHILE, AXL ROSE WAS UPSTAIRS LISTENING TO THE JAM SESSION, AND HE WROTE SOME LYRICS.

WHEN THEY ALL PLAYED IT TOGETHER, ROSE WONDERED “WHERE DO WE GO? WHERE DO WE GO NOW?” THE BAND LOVED IT AND TOLD HIM HE HAD TO MAKE THAT PART OF THE SONG.

WITH STREAMING, DOWNLOADS, AND SALES ‘SWEET CHILD O’ MINE’ HAS SOLD OVER 18 MILLION COPIES.

HERE’S THE OFFICIAL ALTERNATE VIDEO VERSION

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BONE BASH XIII (2012) WITH KISS AND MOTLEY CRUE

LAMONT’S MUSIC NOTES-AUGUST 15 2019- NOW THIS WAS A FREAKIN’ PARTY ! KISS AND MOTLEY CRUE GOT TOGETHER IN 2012 FOR A CO-HEADLINING TOUR SIMPLY CALLED “THE TOUR” AND IT WAS A SOLD OUT AFFAIR AT THE CONCORD PAVILION. BOTH BANDS WERE LOUD AND ROCKIN’ AND THE BONEHEADS SHOWED UP IN DROVES AND PARTIED ALL NIGHT LONG. THIS SHOW HOLDS THE RECORD AT THE CONCORD PAVILION FOR THE MOST LIQUOR EVER SOLD AT A CONCERT. AND THE KISS FANS WERE REPRESENTING ! HERE ARE SOME PICS I TOOK 3 HOURS BEFORE THE SHOW WITH SOME OF THE FANS YOUNG AND OLD IN THE CROWD

FOR THIS CONCERT MOTLEY CRUE WAS THE OPENING ACT AND THEY WERE SPECTACULAR. HERE’S THEIR SETLIST:

Saints of Los Angeles

Wild Side

Shout at the Devil

Same Ol' Situation (S.O.S.)

Sex

Don't Go Away Mad (Just Go Away)

Home Sweet Home

Drum Solo

Guitar Solo

Live Wire

Primal Scream

Dr. Feelgood

Girls, Girls, Girls

Kickstart My Heart

AND HERE’S THE CRUE WITH WHAT I THINK IS THE GREATEST ENDING TO A SONG EVER !!!!

AND THE SETLIST FROM KISS:

Detroit Rock City

Shout It Out Loud

I Love It Loud

Firehouse

Hell or Hallelujah

War Machine

Shock Me

Guitar and Drum Solos

Bass Solo

God of Thunder

Love Gun

Lick It Up

(with snippet of "Won't Get Fooled Again")

Black Diamond

Encore:

Deuce

Rock and Roll All Nite

HERE’S KISS PERFORMING @ BONE BASH