Let It Rock

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The making of Bon Jovi’s Slippery When Wet

By Neil Daniels

  • Published: January 2014
  • Paperback
  • Includes images of memorabilia throughout
  • ISBN: 9780957144286
  • Price: £9.99

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28 Million People Can’t Be Wrong!

This book is an unashamed celebration of the landmark album Slippery When Wet; Bon Jovi’s most successful album to date, with sales of over 28 million copies since its 1986 release, and one of the most toe-tappingly gleeful albums to ever ring out from a pair of speakers. Everyone knows the rock classics ‘Livin’ On A Prayer’ or ‘You Give Love A Bad Name’, but there isn’t a bum track on the record.

This is more than a ‘making of’ type book, because to put Slippery When Wet into context you need to understand what came before and after. It is also a handy fans’ guide to the band’s career with a track by track review, current thoughts on the album from top rock writers, plus bits and pieces that relate directly (or indirectly) to the legacy of a record which spent eight straight weeks at the top of the Billboard charts.

The band, of course, are still with us and released an album in the spring of 2013 (What About Now) along with world tour dates, which sees them on the road for most of this year.

The large format makes the book look like a collectable tour programme and is a fitting tribute as it allows for nice big images and makes the whole thing look special.

Includes a foreword by former Kerrang! journalist and rock expert Paul Suter and an afterword by A&R supremo Derek Shulman (Simon Dupree And The Big Sound and Gentle Giant), who had the foresight to sign the band in the first place.

About the Author

neil danielsNeil Daniels is the author of over a dozen books on rock and metal and has contributed to many music magazines, fanzines and websites. Visit www.neildanielsbooks.tumblr.com and neildanielsbooks.wordpress.com

 

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