First Annual Shady Awards!
THIS IS THE MOMENT
YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR...
THE BAND OF THE YEAR!
BAND OF THE YEAR
AND THE SHADY AWARD
I met Cinderella in 1986 when the band came to the
Tampa music television station where I worked and we
interviewed them on our hard rock/heavy metal program
that was modeled after MTV's Headbanger's Ball.
The only Cinderella songs I remembered from my
encounters with the band were "Nobody's Fool,"
"Shake Me," "Gypsy Road" and "Night Songs."
For a long time I was also under the mistaken impression
that Cinderella was primarily a glam act. When I stocked
up on Cinderella tunage in 2012, I discovered much more
grit than glam, a stepmother lode of excellent material
produced by the Philly area band, much of it written
by growling voiced lead singer Tom Keifer. Cinderella's
Aerosmith/Rolling Stones influenced blues rock anthems
are timeless classics. Their power ballads which include
"Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone)" and
"Coming Home," both penned by Keifer, are raw, intense
and jam packed with feeling. Best of all, they tell the truth.
In this series you have already heard some of Cinderella's
greatest recordings. Please listen to a couple more that
I consider to be among the very best of Cinderella.
THE FIRST ANNUAL
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