Saturday, January 26, 2008

Jon Bon Jonas

Is it just me, or is the new Jonas Brothers video for "If You Look Me In The Eyes" not effectively a shot-by-shot remake of "Wanted Dead or Alive" by Bon Jovi, if you can overlook the 20 years that separate them, the blood alcohol level of the talent and the fact that Bon Jovi rated a private jet while the Jonas boys were apparently stuck touring on a bus.

Seriously, watch both clips and see if you agree. Crowds of screaming fans, arena set-up, triumphant on-stage footage juxtaposed with grainy black-and-white images of tormented band members dealing with the rigors of the road, hand-made signs, hotel boredom, the requisite pre-show stretching. It's all here.

I guess the Jonas Brothers do make one original contribution to the genre... Jon Bon Jovi didn't pelt Richie Sambora with a snowball in the "Wanted" clip. Not that he didn't deserve it, at the very least for wearing that hat.


Blogger Brina Bat said...

Ok so that's perhaps the strangest... oddest....copy cat job. Its even odder when you watch them both together.

12:53 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Wow, that is quite similar, how odd. Being a child of the 80's,I remember that Bon Jovi video and thinking "These guys are like so totally awesome". Nothing beats the big hair, shoulder pads and sequins of Bon Jovi!

3:37 PM  
Blogger Bree said...

Gotta love some Bon Jovi.

GREAT post!
I'll be coming back.

7:32 AM  

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