Curly long hair. Bare chest. Tight jeans – Jon Bon Jovi belting out a tribute to Billy the Kid, as part of the film Young Guns II. I believe it was his first solo album, and it became an instant global hit. The guitar solos, the voice, and the ‘hard rock’ experienced a new ballad.
Suddenly the early 90s was flooded with ballads by all the big ‘hard rock’ bands. A new trend had been established, leaving women in tears as their beautiful heartthrob rock heroes suddenly sang directly to their hearts.
Us guys were less impressed. We needed lyrics about fast women, parties, and alcohol. Preferably a few partly naked women dancing in the background … or walking past the screen.
1980s to early 2000s were great for music, and people weren’t easily offended. You could actually throw compliments and silly insults at each other without retribution. How things have changed?!
Nevertheless, I enjoyed the movie Young Guns II and also Jon Bon Jovi’s performance. He has gone on to deliver an endless amount of hits and can easily pack a stadium for a concert – when we can go to concerts again, that is.
I'm goin' down in a blaze of glory (Down) Take me now but know the truth I'm goin' down in a blaze of glory (Down) Lord I never drew first But I drew first blood I'm no one's son Call me young gun
Enjoy the day wherever you are. Play this song on high volume in the office, and you will quickly spot the people roughly the same age as you, bopping their heads and playing air guitar.
You are awesome. Go kick some arse and love your life!