Slippery When Wet

BON JOVI

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Our take

by Angus

Like it or not, Slippery When Wet is a classic album of the 80s. The reason for its success and the reason it catapulted Bon Jovi to stardom proper was that it appealed to an audience heretofore ignored by most of the metal world: women (whilst not strictly a metal album, that’s the energy the band were channeling).

Slippery When Wet was destined for commercial success because it contained what would become three of the 80’s biggest singles, ‘You Give Love A Bad Name’, ‘Living On A Prayer, and ‘Wanted Dead Or Alive’. The band found a perfect alchemy of pop songwriting, working class appeal and sex. Yeah, it’s sleazy (check out the wet t–shirt cover that was rejected by the label in America but eventually used for the Japanese release) but this is 1980s America we’re talking about. Grab a beer and a bourbon, throw on a headband and some stonewashed denim, and get ready to rock.

The vitals

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Released: 1986
Genre: Rock
Label: Universal

Condition: New
Format: 1 x Vinyl LP
Speed: 33 1/3 RPM

Tracklist

1. "Let It Rock" (5:26)
2. "You Give Love a Bad Name" (3:43)
3. "Livin' on a Prayer" (4:09)
4. "Social Disease" (4:18)
5. "Wanted Dead or Alive" (5:09)
6. "Raise Your Hands" (4:17)
7. "Without Love" (3:31)
8. "I'd Die for You" (4:31)
9. "Never Say Goodbye" (4:49)
10. "Wild in the Streets" (3:56)

Spice up your sound

Suits the common OM series cartridge. Get this guy if your old one has worn down after several hundred hours of play (or is busted).

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We've bundled a Pro-Ject Clean It and Brush It - the minimum bits we recommend to keep your vinyl and stylus dust-free.

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A deep-cleaning system for those who have big collections and second hand vinyl. No serious collector is without something like this.

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Reading material

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Since many of our visitors are at the beginning of their vinyl voyage, we thought it'd be helpful to have a starter's compass.

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