I absolutely love this song, from Bruce's soaring vocals to the incredible instrumental bit at the end. A fantastic way to end a great comeback album.
An OK opening riff leads into a peppier verse riff, then...WTF is this? The doubled vocal on the verse sounds terrible, and the phrasing sucks too. The pre-chorus is a little better, but the phrasing continues to be awful. Thankfully, the chorus is epic and great, and the solo that follows is also strong.
More shitty verse and marginally less shitty pre-chorus, and then we get a sloppy Janick special before returning to the great chorus. An extended interlude follows, with some nice harmonic interplay and a strong solo that gives way to a much softer section. Bruce sounds outstanding singing the title lyric.
Another extended interlude follows with some great solos, eventually returning to the softer section where Bruce delivers an even more outstanding version of the title lyric. Speechless.
How do you rate a song with such a rancid verse and pre-chorus, but such a stunning second half? The good parts are so good that I can't in good conscience give the song less than a 6/10.
You're probably right -- I can usually tell Janick and Dave apart based on tone and skill, but after Janick joined, Dave started getting sloppier and I apparently started mixing them up occasionally.What is the sloppy Janick special you can hear? If I am not mistaken, all solos are Dave's...
The guitar melody in 6:45-6:56 and 7:07-7:18 is fucking amazing. Seriously, who comes up with stuff like that and how can it possibly sound so good?
I have to check it out. I probably should know that song.That line has always reminded me of the guitar solo in Duran Duran's "Ordinary World".