Sunday, April 27, 2014

Episode 11: Cinderella

Cinderella was one of those bands who certainly looked like some of the other glam rock acts of the '80s, but had a sound that never totally fit that mold.

Cinderella's first album Night Songs was the most "metal" of all of their albums. It can certainly be categorized in the hair metal/glam metal category. But starting with their second album Long Cold Winter, the bluesier side of the band started progressively shining through, and by the time they got to 1990's Heartbreak Station, they were more of a blues rock band than anything else. I wasn't particularly a fan of those later efforts, but Night Songs is still one of the best albums to come out of the 1980s.

Looking back at my concert ticket stubs, I have two Cinderella tickets. The first is from the 1989 Long Cold Winter tour, which also featured Winger and Bulletboys. The second is from Poison's 2002 Hollywierd tour, whcih Feratured Cinderella, Faster Pussaycat and Winger. Both shows were amazing, and Cinderella is still one of the best live bands I've seen.

Tonight we look back at six videos, two from each of cinderella's first three albums, dating from 1986-1990.

Save Me

Nobody's Fool

Gypsy Road

Coming Home

Heartbreak Station

The More Things Change

BONUS: Here is an interview conducted last year with singer Tom Keifer, in which he talks a bit about his background, as well as the new solo album he put out, called The Way Life Goes. NOTE: There are some f-bombs in this interview, so you might want to watch it without the kiddies.

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