Well kiddos, it's about that time do tackle a review. and just for future notice, I'm going to refer to myself at the end of each blog as Red Sam, just because I'll need a good DJ name without just being lazy and coming up with DJ Shadow or Dj Dragon or something lame like that, but yeah that'll be my "signing off" name, could change, could not change.
Bascally, the review will work as follows:
song is amazing, a must have masterpiece: 5 out of 5
song is not quite amazing, but still pretty awesome: 4/5
song is middle of the road: 3/5
song could do a hell of a lot better: 2/5
song is awfully generic, many problems: 1/5
AVOID THIS SONG: 0/5
Don't expect to have the in depth analysis of every part of the song(s) or album(s) I'll be taking a look at. I'm a music fan, just giving my input on the song and judging it as a fan. Reviews probably will be sprinkled in every once in a while, so the Request post should be getting a lot of comments coming in hopefully. If you've got any particular songs you'd want to see reviewed or critiqued, post in the request post and I'll do my best to review it. And maybe I'll do a song from my own library of music to review, name pending change it'll be called the URS choice.
Now, with all of the formalities out of the way, Let's take a trip to the 1980's. Don't you guys wish you could be in a hard rock band, singing your head off, shredding on the guitar, breaking cymbols, making the crowds go wild with the bass riffs? I'd imagine you would, but the specific song i'm taking a look at deals with good ol' average joes in the working class .Those guys ----------------------->
Now basically, the story you have is just a little tale of two unrelated characters who have the same task of working crap jobs and barely getting by. Tommy works on the docks, and Gina works at a diner, that's all well and good, but what about the actual song.
Well, Mr. Jon Bon Jovi does a well enough job with the vocals to make me want to get out of my computer chair and start to headbang, or at least take out a lighter and wave it side to side. The song itself has a pretty decent solo on the guitar which makes it worth listening to just to hear the solo. The "story" of the song is only carried through two verses though, and the chorus gives us the "Perseverance" talk, sort of trying to make the listener empowered by hearing John, telling us to hold on to what we've got. The downside I see though, this songs drum part is just a little slow for my personal liking but it does fit the song properly. The bass lines are simple enough so the song isn't over powered with heavy bass, plus the vocals are powerful enough toward the end of the song to give the "empowered" feeling at the end. But...... mind you... the song is still rather cheezy by today's standards of music, besides, this song is in Rock Band 2 as one of the disk songs, and it's still one of those songs you'd just want to play just to lighten the mood a little if you really wanted to.
All in all, if you're gonna look for the throwback to the "You can do it!" type of music, this isn't one to pass up but if you're not into this whole "empowerment" thing, you may want to still try it before you skip it or you could completely skip it still.
Red Sam signing off, Until next time kiddos.