Dry County Archives: Bon Jovi Facts
Keep The Faith
Translated by Erik (firstname.lastname@example.org)
In 1992 Bon Jovi, the band that had been written off by many people, suprised everyone with the fantastic new album (the fifth one) "Keep the faith". The record, with the striking cover photography of 'our' Anton Corbijn, can certainly be called the artistic highlight of the band. From the epic, long and nice guitarwork 'Dry County', the happy up-tempo rockers 'I'll sleep when I'm dead' and 'In these arms' to the hearttrending ballad 'Bed of roses': here we hear a close group of talented musicians that should be takes seriously by everyone. In any case the critics from Kerrang! were really enthusiastic and called the the record 'perhaps the ulitmate mainstream American rock record'. Tracklist: 'I believe / Keep the faith / I'll sleep when I'm dead / In these arms / Bed of roses / If I was your mother / Dry County / Woman in Love / Fear / I want you / Blame it on the love of Rock&Roll / Little bit of soul / Save a prayer'.
The European part of the "Keep the faith" tour was sponsered by Coca-Cola. Everyone did benifit from that, the fans too. Jon, at the time: "Because of that financial support we were able to fly over the complete American production. We are on the road with seventy people and ten trucks and the costs for that are unbelieveable. Usually you could still make some money by making the tickets more expensive but in these times of economic recession we really don't want to do that.
'Keep the faith' made it to the third place in the album division of the Dutch Top 40. The record was on the list for over a year. 'Slippery when wet' made it to the second spot but 'only' lasted 30 weeks. 'New Jersey' didn't make it higher than number 17 and was out of sight after 21 weeks.