3 decades of rock, in convenient bite-sized pieces

12.27.2005

#9 - Edge of a Broken Heart

Artist: Bon Jovi
Album: 100,000,000 Bon Jovi Fans Can't be Wrong (Disc 3), Disorderlies Soundtrack
Other Versions: None (there is a Vixen song with the same name but it's a different song)
Era: mid-80s "hair metal" period

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I'm not gonna lie, I was disappointed to find this wasn't a cover of the Vixen song - or vice versa. Vixen often gets called the "female Bon Jovi" so I just assumed it was natural for them to cover each other. Oh well, I was wrong.

This is one of the wholly unremarkable box set songs I keep forgetting exists until it comes up with Media Player on random. I like it, it's fun and it's got that edge their early 80s stuff lacked, and apparently it's a big hit live. I've never seen them perform it, can't judge myself, I'm going off the little booklet that came with the box set. Stellar dvd, by the way, even if most of the footage of them actually doing stuff is straight from Access All Areas.

Nothing really stands out about Edge - it's good, but not phenomenal, it's fun, but there's a lot more fun songs, it's got passion but doesn't even come close to the power ballads in that regard. Good, not great - entirely average.

My Rating: 5/10

Edited 3/25/06: Added lyrics

2 comments:

Matt said...

Never played live. EVER EVER EVER EVER.

This was THE song to Jovi fans in the '80s. They'd beg and plead for it to be played live and it never did :( If they were ever going to play it live, the Borgata performance to promote the box set would have been the perfect time. BUT NOOOOO.

Bastards. (I like the song, as you can tell)

Shooting Star said...

I find myself agreeing with almost everything you say. From the way people rave on about this song, I thought it was going to blow me away. This and "Always" - I just don't see what all the fuss is about. I like them both just fine, but they're far from being favourites. I always liked the early demos of it more aswell, I don't know why, there were just little bits here and there that I think sounded cool. I would be super excited if they played it live though, only cause they've never done it, it'd be one for the History books!