I love the band Cinderella. They were big - but not huge - during the 1980s Glam heyday. Their grit reminds me of Aerosmith and I really appreciate the complexity and depth of their songs. Tom Keifer is a brilliant craftsman and his songs helped catapult Cinderella to stardom.
Most people only know Cinderella by "Don't Know What You Got ('Til Its Gone)" (Long Cold Winter, 1988) and that's a shame. The band has so many other really great blues-rock songs. My favorite Cinderella track is "Somebody Save Me" (Night Songs, 1986). There for awhile I felt like that song was written specifically for me. I mean, look:
"Everybody's got opinions/
But nobody's got the answers.
And that shit you ate for breakfast/
Well it'll only give you cancer.
Were 'runnin in a circle/
'Runnin to the morning light.
And if 'ya aint quite workable/
It's been one hell of a night."
So, last night I was listening to Cinderella and I decided to look up some of their videos. Well, I found the clip for "The Last Mile" from the album Long Cold Winter. I can't believe I've never mentioned this song - or video - on Bring Back Glam! before today. Quite simply, this song owns you. I mean, it may be perfect. Even better, the band members look so beautifully happy in this clip. Have a look:
Do you have a favorite Cinderella memory?