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TwinFan 09-02-2012 02:44 AM

Hey God is a wicked piece of badassery
 
It rocks.

Discuss.

Dave 1986 09-02-2012 02:45 PM

It's one of my favourite songs ever, not just by Bon Jovi, and the last good rock single they released.

crashed 09-02-2012 02:54 PM

You're right.

No discussion needed.

DevilsSon 09-02-2012 02:58 PM

Such a mother****er of a song. They can't pull it off live unfortunately. The only decent version is the MTV European Awards performance. That one rocks so hard that it's dangerous.

This one here:

This is way to heavy stuff for MTV awards, and they pulled it off as just an album track at that point. I so miss the Bon Jovi that would simply do that. I can't believe it's the same band, writing songs with Big and Rich nowadays. Just sad.

Anyhow, I think it's the band's heaviest song overall. And it's one of the three songs that made me a Bon Jovi fan in the first place so it will always have a special meaning. The others are I Believe and Someday I'll be Saturday Night.

Simon 09-02-2012 03:40 PM

My second favourite song. It just rocks and has that certain something. I couldn't believe my ears when I (finally) heard it (again) in Munich 2008, it was one of my definitve Bon Jovi moments.

ticos_stick 09-02-2012 07:35 PM

Hey God captures the band at their peak, let loose and not afraid of what MOR radio thought if it.

Best album opener too.

TwinFan 09-02-2012 08:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DevilsSon (Post 1088497)
They can't pull it off live unfortunately.

I disagree. I think it's one of the best live songs in their catalog.


ticos_stick 09-02-2012 08:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TwinFan (Post 1088520)
I disagree. I think it's one of the best live songs in their catalog.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EThBQwaqj4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YbrJJX8NNc


True, they played it in Dublin last year and it melted my face.

nikos greece 09-02-2012 08:34 PM

the these days era was certainly their peak for me...
the mtv awards performance was really bad ass, back then they were on fire.

i think its kinda sad that the decade of their artistic peak imo the nineties they werent as recognised as they were in the 80s and 00s...ktf was a moderate hit album and always was a monster hit but the band as a whole didnt got the support and cudos it deserved in the 90s, was listening back to some these days demos and even if the material was nice the album tracks are trully superior...sth that didnt happen with bounce and hand demoes...anyway hey god is a great song and great album opener

kekko21 09-02-2012 08:40 PM

Huge song, great lyrics, it rocks hard!

One of their best ones, that's for sure.

The '95 MTV performance was a great one (except for the audience -_-), but there were also other shows of that era where Hey God sounded great, especially with the middle added part after the solo!


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