I once attended a Bryan Adams rock concert in Bangalore and was very impressed with what I saw. As a performer, his instinct is impeccable; his liveshows are overwrought spectacles of gore and glitz that have endeared his fans all around the world. It was a great concert as anyone who?s ever seen Bryan ?live? would know. We got a pretty good place, right in front of the stage. Even as dark clouds raced across the sky, the rock legend relieved songs from ?Best of me? and sent electrifying shivers of ecstacy. Accompanying Bryan where Mickey on the drums and keith on the lead guitar and vocals,and of cource,the effects of a rope lighting system. Bryan blasted off the concert with the song ?Back to you ,the surging ocean of his fans could not have asked for anything better.Even as the songs were soft and romantic,the palace grounds reverberated to the soul stirring solo performer?s gravelly voice. Accompanied by lightening in the sky, he sang ?Cuts like a knife? and crowd lapped it all up in pure joy and sang along. Bryan Adams crooned ?Everything I do, I do it for you ?,as it started drizzling and we had got wet to the bone, AND the euphoric fans took the sendition of the unquestningly best ever balled. "Last time we missed Bangalore,but we will make it up this time?? he said,as the crowd got rocking to him all time hits, ?Summerof 69?, ?18 till Die?, ?Please Forgive me?, ?Heaven I am ready?... When he completed the songs from ?Best of Me? the crowd were carving for more. Though the spice girl, Mel C,who had sung the duet,?When you are gone? ,wasn?t there. Akanksha, the Delhi girl made up for this when she shared the stage with Bryan for this song.As this girl sang along with Bryan,the sighs and the abusive comments led out by the girl fans among us was clearly audible. This show was brilliant, in fact, it?s the best concert I have ever been to, but I really think it has a lot to do with the atmosphere Adams is able to create. He truly is still a legendary entertainer and if you get a chance to catch him live, don't waste it.
Bryan Adams is soft rock and the prince of AOR (Adult orientated Rock) to most mid-west Americans and thirty something’s that really should know better driving their soft tops. We have al been at weddings and nightclubs at 11-45pm singing “I got my first six string, bought it at the five and dime, played it till my fingers bled, it wad de da dud a lela”…..as we all forget the third line of Summer of 69.Resume air guitar stance with granny and the world is alraightttt. He’s Canada’s clean cut boy with the Levi’s and nice smile for the ladies with the lumberjack shirt telling the thirty something’s you can still do it if you try. Then he bought out that stupid dance track and pretty much everyone thinks he’s a dick now. His first cut disc was very average and like most rock acts struggled for airplay and respect in the early eighties. But he made better with, If you want it I got it, LP that mid charted in North America. Princess Diana was supposed to be smitten by him and the track by the same name, although the Canadian rocker denied writing it for the dim bulb that was Diana then. Things perked up dramatically with his eponymous album by the name of Recklass.All metal fans have this in their top ten as it was the time of mirrored shades and chaffed leather Jackets.Come on girls, you know we looked cool. I blame it on Topgun the movie rather than the best soft rock album off all time. All the girls wanted Tom Cruise then and all the guys wanted to be him. If you were seriously cool then you would purchase the “aviator jacket” and jet black shades. Saying that, the album is really rather good and packed with at least six great sons and only one bad effort in, Ain’t going to cry over you, which i presume is about his ex wife. Waking up the neighbors was the next album under the production of the guy who gave De Leopard their new distinctive sound. I t was too long with 15 tracks and that God awful love theme from Robin Hood the movie. I think it was number one for four months. I did like the video for, Can’t stand this thing you started, with the wobbly stage though. Though I died and gone to heaven was ok. From then on the middle-aged rocker started playing middle-aged soft rock and it was down hill all the way. The casual Canadian experimented with different genres culminating in that dance track. He even had to tolerate Sporty Spices screaming din on that rather good single. It could have been so much better without that talentless lezzer. For all his latest dalliances, he was a talented guy with a great gravelly rock voice and boy did he look cool on stage with that axe. If there is one guy I wouldn’t have minded being in the eighties, it has to be him. I met the legend in a Seven Eleven on the way to Baton Rouge on my cross America trip in 95.He was really cool and lets us look in the tour bus. No babes flopped out when the doors swooshed or a fog or funny smelling smoke swirl around my feet. It smelt like pine forests and coolness. Louisiana smells really bad though.
Here is Bryan Adams @ his very best, these tracks have been brought together to illustrate his sheer brilliance, and the fact that he never stops, since this album was released in 1993 Bryan has released another very successful album (18 'till I Die) and a massive chart success single with Mel C (bay when you're gone) aswell as a few other albums including an unplugged album so this album in no way indicates a decline in the quality of his music. Nearly everyone knows 'I Do It For You' from the film 'Robin Hood Prince Of Thieves' and I'm sure many of you have also heard many other tracks from this album. Running list: summer of 69 straight from the heart it's only love can't stop this thing we started do i have to say the words? This time run to you heaven cuts like a knife (everything i do) i do it for you somebody kids wanna rock heat of the night please forgive me This product has the 'Sleeves guarantee'
What can one say about the unstoppable Bryan Adams? I, for one, wish to scream “STOP!”. Canada has brought us this sore-throated fool, and I want the place to re-absorb him, because he is talentless. Yes, he can bang out a riff on a guitar, yes, he can sing along to it, but so can mums, dads and grandmas all over the world – it’s nothing to be proud of. His sound is far from unique, his music far from inspiring, and his annoying face far, far, far from not being annoying. I do not like this man.
I haven't always been a fan of Bryan Adams, infact I wasn't interested in music at all until I was almost 16, but then I saw the light! I first heard 'Everything I Do) I Do It For You' at a friends 16th birthday party, and i really thought it was the best song I'd ever heard, lyrically, musically and vocally. Everything about it worked, and the result was my favourite song ever. So fast forward almost 9 years, and I'm a major Bryan Adams fan. I still don't have all the albums, but i'm working on it, and the ones I do have - Waking Up The Neighbours, 18 til I Die, The Best Of Me, So Far So Good, On A Day Like Today, Unplugged, are in constant use. Bryan has something to offer everyone, whether you like pure rock, ballads, or funkier dance music, so don't just write his music off as being all rock, because it really isn't. I'd definitely advise anyone who doesn't know much of Bryan Adams music to give it a go - you may just become a fan, like me!
I would love to be able to write a review on all the Bryan Adams album I have and, in time, I might get chance to do that but, quite honestly, there isn't even one album I like over another. I absolute love Bryan Adams. (musically, that is... although... if I were single.... :-) He has a unique ability to write any genre of music he wants. Most artists develop their own "music". You hear a track ,then another and they both sound the same, you buy the album and it seems like they have taken one theme and just embellished it differently in each track but not Bryan Adams. He can write a love song, a rock ballad, a head-bopping rock song, a movie theme tune (we all remember Everything I do, right?) and he always manages to write big hits. He has his own style of singing, that's true, you can always recognise his voice and the ones he does best, I think, are the ballads but he sings "Summer of '69" (which, incidentally, was the exit music at my wedding!) just as well as he can sing the big hit of all time, the theme from Robin Hood Prince Of Thieves, "Everything I Do" I have nearly all the albums ever released by this man and long may he go on releasing them!!
Bryan Adams used to be a good bloke. From his self-titled debut in 1980 through to 1987s Into The Fire he produced some of the most memorable rock songs aided by fellow Canadian Jim Vallance. His concerts were good humoured rock outs where Bryan and his impressive band really turned up the amps for maximum entertainment. Then it all went wrong when Bryan found Mutt Lange (better known now as puppet Shania Twain's husband). Bryan Admas had become Def Leppard (or was it the other way around) and after spending 30 years at number 1 with that vomit-inducing dirge from that crap film he was everybody's friend. Big time sellout came next. Crap hairstyles and rubbish songs followed. Rock was replaced with pap as Bryan pandered to the teens and alienated his rock following. A duet with Sting and sad old fart Rod Stewart producved an extremely predictable load of tosh. A duet with a Spice Bimbo further obliterated his rock credibility and the final nail in the coffin was that godawful Chicane song. But Bryan's okay, he's rolling in dosh and the view from up his own arse must be good because he's stuck a long way up it. Once upon a time he rocked but now he's just a big time pop poseur who's originality is all but flushed down the pan. An embarrassment.