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Old 05-05-2011, 12:02 AM
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I have to against the tide here.

There's few Bon Jovi songs I actually hate, but this is one of them.

I gave it a listen the other night when I was putting the boxset onto my new laptop, just to see if maybe my opinion would change but nah, it didn't...

Possibly the biggest lot of tosh ever.
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Old 05-12-2011, 01:50 PM
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Always liked it. Strong melody. Shame they took it off TLFR, which could have used a little upbeat song near the end, where it has too many slow songs in a row. I would say it's a neat song, it's not 'great' by any means, but not bad either. Just a funny little thing with a strong Tom Petty reference. The only thing I don't really like are the boring drums. That must be Tico's low: Just keeping a straight rhythm. He hits the cymbals like 3 times in the whole song and that's it.

Together with LMS it would've made TLFR much more interesting. I never understood why they took both songs off in the last minute... they could've still put the rock version on HAND, but I guess they started feeling LMS would be a key track on the HAND record and therefore shouldn't get spoiled before. Who knows.
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I like it too. I think it was actually my favourite song for a while (not sure if that says something about my latent personality ).
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I just... hate it... the lyrics, Jon's voice, the melody... Urgh....
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Jon's voice is really bad in this song IMO. I like the beat, and the lyrics arent the worst...but god the voice blows
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It is very Tom Petty. In fact, the "hey baby" is very much like I won't back down.
Petty fan?
Anyway, TOH is another in the long list of Petty style Jovi tracks.
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Petty fan?
Anyway, TOH is another in the long list of Petty style Jovi tracks.
I am indeed! What other songs would you classify as Petty style Jovi tracks?

There are quite a few on the box set... I think I mentioned 2 Story town above. Last Man standing for sure. Next 100 Years maybe even Just Older. Probably part of the reason I like Crush so much.

Oh and Bounce! Kidding.
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I am indeed! What other songs would you classify as Petty style Jovi tracks?
Way back when, I actually had a whole thread about this...lol
Thief of Hearts, Rich Man Living In A Poor Man's House, I Got The Girl, Mystery Train as far as band songs. Also, Queen of New Orleans is basically Jon rewriting Mary Jane's Last Dance.
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Way back when, I actually had a whole thread about this...lol
Thief of Hearts, Rich Man Living In A Poor Man's House, I Got The Girl, Mystery Train as far as band songs. Also, Queen of New Orleans is basically Jon rewriting Mary Jane's Last Dance.
Mystery Train is only one of my favorites... I don't know why I didn' think of that one. The verses and then the "Mystery Trauuuin" is very Petty.

Yeah the rythem to the lyrics of QONO is very much like MJLD though I had never thought of it until now. When that song came out all I could think about was if Jon had enough time from the release of Foo Fighter's the Colour and Shape album to rip off "Hey Johney park." I remember those guitar riffs being very similar.

Speaking of, for being as an original album as DA was (and ahead of it's time IMO), it certainly "borrowed" a bit. August 7, 415 vs Free World.
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