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Old 09-20-2006, 11:33 PM
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I'm a fairly new fan (last three years or so), so please excuse what it probably a stupid question.



What the hell happened between These Days and Crush that caused the band to go from their best work to what is mostly mediocre pop-rock?

They can't have been trying to recreate Its My Life, cause it hadn't been a hit yet! Why did Bon Jovi start in the direction that they followed right through to HAND?
Oh dude that's in not a stupid quest, that's the same question I ask myself for the last 6 years.

And tell you what? We're not the only ones!!!
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Old 09-20-2006, 11:39 PM
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crush was good bounce was ok then HAND is just crush and bounces leftovers
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Old 09-20-2006, 11:43 PM
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crush was good bounce was ok then HAND is just crush and bounces leftovers
Slippery was good, NJ rocked, KTF would made me wet if I were female, TD would give me a instant orgasm if I were a female, Crush is the hangover, Bounce the detox, TLFR the throwing up & HAND getting a bit back on the road again...

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Old 09-21-2006, 12:26 AM
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I would'nt really call the 90s stuff bluesy in general, it's only on TD that it really shows. KTF and the new stuff from Cross Road isn't too bluesy.
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Old 09-21-2006, 12:37 AM
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I would'nt really call the 90s stuff bluesy in general, it's only on TD that it really shows. KTF and the new stuff from Cross Road isn't too bluesy.
Ehh I'd say KTF was more bluesy than TD. TD was more R&B so in that respect, you're right. KTF was closer to straight up blues especially on songs like Little bit of soul.
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Old 09-21-2006, 12:59 AM
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I agree with many of your opinions. But at the end of the day These Days was bon jovi's biggest dissapointment in terms of the expectations (following SWW)I believe the band had for the album. Richie mentioned many times (during the late 90's) that he thought these days was their finest work. The response to these days by the US (who were in the last days of the grunge era) was flat out pathetic. I moved to the US in 1996 after living in the UK the previous 3 years and was shocked to learn that the album had pretty much no chance due to america's obsession with trends and fashion. In Europe and Asia, the album established them as heavy weights that could always make noise on the music scene, in the US it began whispers that they were over (popularity wise). Jon once said when crush was released that he looked at the billboard charts and had no idea where he fit in. So although i feel that crush was a weak follow up to what i consider their best work in terms of creativity, i cannot deny the pop-ish approach was instrumental in bringing back the american audience, and continued bon jovi's internationalism following TD and KTF.
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