Released in 1991, "Blood On The Bricks" is an awesome tribute to days gone by. The problem for Aldo Nova was, this record was released at the absolute tail-end of the hair-metal craze of the late 80's /early 90's. However, in no way did that stop this dude from cranking out one teriffic melodic rock record.
I have the feeling that a large part of the records sound and appeal is owed in large part to one Jon Bon Jovi. In fact, the album sounds much like a lost Bon Jovi record. That should tell you just about everything you need to know about the quality of the album, but if it doesn't, i'll do my best to convince you how amazing it is. The thing I liked most was the ability for every song to be "single quality". No song in my mind is filler, they're all good tracks, and one could easily imagine any ofthese songs being monster videos on MTV. Bon Jovi's writing shines through on a majority of these songs. The heartfelt ballads and tales of teenage youth scream Jon's name, and you almost wonder why some of these songs weren't kept for a Bon Jovi record. Every song is strong throughout the record, however, these are my favorites. "Blood On The Bricks", "Medicine Man", "Ronnie's Song", "Someday" and "Bang Bang" all top my list, but you just can't go wrong this baby!
If you don't own this album already, do yourself a solid and buy it now. I highly recommend this to all fans of melodic rock or hair-metal music, but even fans of pop might dig it as well.