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Bon Jovi - 'Superman Tonight' 

Posted on Saturday, February 6, 2010 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments12 Comments
Bon Jovi recently released their video for "Superman Tonight." The song is the second single from The Circle. I gotta say, I'm not very impressed with the video. It's not bad, just not very exciting. Still, I can't wait to see Bon Jovi for the first time this July!


Reader Comments (12)

I understand they are older, but this sounds like a Creed song or worse.. notice I didnt say a bad Creed song as I am trying not to be redundant these days.
February 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChris K
though it was a really cool video. Looks like the band is sending a good message as to who sholuld be called heros. like the song!!! these band continues to be awesome!!!
February 6, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdave60
The video isnt great. But you cant blame a band for not wanting to sink a bunch of money into a video these days. Since there is no tv stations that even bother to show them anymore. I cant believe that youve never seem them Allyson. Ive seem them like 5 times.
February 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
Hmmm... It's not a super-exciting video, but then it's not a super-exciting song. It seems to fit together okay.

I haven't seen Bon Jovi live since I was in my teens, but I have to say that I was really impressed back then. They were playing to a pretty rough crowd, and Jon had them eating out of his hand within about a minute. It's rare to see a performer with that much charisma.

I certainly hope that they haven't lost that in the past fifteen years, but I do get the impression that they're all a bit tired of the Bon Jovi formula these days. I think songs like this are maybe a symptom of that. There's a little spark that seems to be missing...
February 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKiki Chrome
Hahaha!!!

Chris, you nailed it!

Just like Creep... er... um... Creed.

Bon Anchovy are complete and total sell-outs.

Totally Argarific!

Talk about mailing it in.

Theze clownz are so unrock!

Bon Anchovy haven't even approached coming close to being Rock-n-Roll since Desmond Child spoonfed 'em those 3 classic hits, "Livin' On A Prayer", "You Give Love A Bad Name" and "Wanted Dead Or Alive".

Bon Anchovy might as well have released "Slippery When Wet" as a 3-track EP, because beyond thoze cuts, it's sheer fluff. Same with everything that came before that record. "Runaway"? Barf. "She Don't Know Me"? Yeech! "Only Lonely"? Argh! And after "Slippery"? How 'bout "Lay Your Hands On Me"? Wretch. "Bad Medicine"? Ha! "Born To Be My Baby"? Pfffttt...

And that corporate rock solo stuff like "Blaze of Glory" from the Young Guns II Soundtrack is such a snorefest. And tho, Richie Sayonara's geetar seemz a might bit better on his solo rekkid from back in the day, 91's "Stranger In This Town", than on his Bon Anchovy output, with "Stranger", he wound up producing one of the most exceptional examples of AOR available today (and if I'm calling something AOR that's like sounding a death nell).

As far as I'm concerned, it was all over after "Livin' On A Prayer", anyway, their only half decent song and one of the greatest slices of Cheeze Metal ever. Thanx, Desmond.

Samboreya's geetarz were so sanitized and down in the mix to ensure maximum airplay and purchase of "Slippery" by receptionists on their lunch hour after hearing "Livin'" or "Bad Name" one too many times on their boom boxes they had stashed under their reception desks. That's why I call this kind of dreck "Receptionist Rock".

What's even more annoying than theze fool'z whole general sell-out attitude is, let's face it, the keyboardist's hair.
I thought that whole Jheri Curl, Shirley Temple thing went out in 1936. David Bryan's (aka Rushbaum) hairdo-do is just so downright unrock and goofball, it just ain't right. If it wasn't gone in '36, then I thought it would have been out of the picture as soon as Bernadette Peters was.

To no avail. That bozo is still wearin' his hair like that and there's not a dang thing you and I can do about it. In fact, my former associate, Yvonne, who is Bryan's cuzin hasn't spoken to me since '89 because I made just a little too much fun of (surprise, surprise!) Davey-boy'z do.

I'm surprised there wasn't a band revolt over it, but Yvonne once told me, in Bon Anchovy's defense, that key bandmembers wanted to mutiny over something the bassist said, only to have Jon say to them, "If he leaves, I leave."

Too bad the band didn't promptly insist on firing the bassist, if that was indeed the case.
February 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Bon jovi is no longer rock. they're closer to country or pop country for that matter. they're too politcal and they just don't rock anymore. Still they were good once os i will continue to raise my hand! to they're older material
February 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShadow
how can u say that their 80's stuff didnt rock!

Rock on Bon Jovie!!!
February 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommentermotleyCrue666
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February 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommentermotleyCrue666
Their 80's stuff kinda rocked. More AOR than Hair Metal, which they tried to pass themselves off as.

True poseurs with a few of the most undeniably catchiest songs of the 80's which also happened to be provided by hitmeister Desmond Child.

Shadow, you say they are too political. Really? I wish that was their problem. They just plain don't rock and barely did to begin with.

It all comes down to the kitch arrangements and the fact that Richie Sayonara's geetars were always just way to down in the mix. Jheri Kurled David Bryan was charged with the unintentional responsibility of drowning him out with his Roland G1000 and succeeds to this day with flying colors, managing to crap up nearly every Bon Anchovy song with overly prominent keyboard treatments one would assume at the behest of Jon Bon Anchovy and the likes of "Slippery" over producer Bruce Fairbairn.

I always almost snot-out laugh when someone named motleyCrue666 gets incredulous if people like Shadow or myself express an opinion like the fact that Bon Anchovy cannot rock and is not Rock.

You take your name in homage to one of the greatest most hard rockin' Glam Metal Bands in the world, yet defend AOR and total crap like Bon Anchovy, geeez!!!

Bon Anchovy makes the likes of Bad English or Hardline sound like Black Sabbath.

...And you will know us by the trail of the dead....
February 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
I'm refering to the single that came out just recently i forget the name. that just crossed the line for me
February 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShadow
Yeah, dude, that's what this post by Al is all about. And Chris K thinks it sounds like Creep, er...um... Crud... er... um... Creed... and is that ever generous.

Bon Anchovy are nuthin' but sell outs and it's been that way since the beginning. But I do have quite a bit of it in my collection and on my iTunes, tortured soul that I am.
February 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
I was so pumped when I heard Bon Jovi was coming out with a new CD then I listened to it then I thought WTF is this another BACK STREET BOYS reunion right METALBOY ?? Clay Gaykin should be there opening act !!I am so tired of these older hair metal bands coming out with a new one and saying it is going to be in this era or that seems like everytime them release a new one they compare it to there 80's releases which will never be topped by any band from that era . Look at Def Leppard talk about a band that hit bottom !! I love Def Leppard but man the music is very scary .... Look at the new KEEL anyone yet have it ?? Well it rocks big time I think musically they have grown and Ron's voice is at perfection ..That shocked the shit out of me very very please !!And it is in a normal jewel case unlike some Frontiers release with there digi pack that are one helluva joke . Frontiers is the best music label out there but the digi packs need to stop !!! Man that felt good!!
February 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commentercrazydischunter

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