Band Of The March – Cinderella
Maybe for someone, name of the band can be misleading, but I ensure that they are really worth interesting.
Who, where and when Cinderella was founded?
A history of ‘Cinderella’ began in 1983, when guitarist Tom Keifer and bassist Eric Brittingham formed in Philadelphia first line-up (with guitarist Michael Schermick and drummer Tony Destra who after 2 years left to form a new band called Britny Fox). They achieved popularity partially thanks to Bon Jovi, 1
Cinderella got their big break when Jon Bon Jovi saw them perform at the Empire Rock Club in Philadelphia and recommended that his A&R rep Derek Shulman who knew of the band, to see them as well.
- Tom Keifer – lead vocals, rhythm & lead guitars, acoustic guitar, keyboards, piano, mandolin, Dobro, Saxophone, harmonica (WTF? :P)
- Michael Kelly Smith – lead & rhythm guitars, backing vocals
- Eric Brittingham – bass, backing vocals
- Jim Drnec – drums, percussion
Debut album — Night Songs (1986)
‘Cinderella’ released their debut (IMO best) album in most successful year for whole glam metal genre, it rapidly become very popular and as a result, it was sold in more than several million copies. ‘Night Songs’ received big popularity mainly thanks to Bon Jovi support and heavy airing the great flamboyant videos for singles: ‘Nobody’s Fool (US #13)’, ‘Shake Me‘ and ‘Somebody Save Me‘.
Pay attention to the beginning of videos made for each single. They all begin with a short scene in which they appear pretty blonde twins, 😛
Cinderella – Nobody’s Fool (Official Video)
Cinderella – Somebody Save Me (Official Video)
Cinderella – Long Cold Winter (1988)
Two years after their first release Cinderella released second studio album which also was very successful not only in U.S. . ‘Long Cold Winter‘ features 4 singles: ‘Don’t Know What You Got (Till It’s Gone)‘ – (their most popular single ever), ‘Gypsy Road‘, ‘Coming Home‘ and ‘The Last Mile‘.
I love both lyrics and video for ‘Don’t Know What You Got Till It’s Gone‘.
Cinderella – Don’t Know What You Got (Till It’s Gone) (Official Video)
Cinderella – Gypsy Road (Official Video)
Cinderella – Heartbreak Station (1990)
‘Heartbreak Station‘ was their third studio album and unhappily this release wasn’t as popular as its predecessors, moreover songs are influenced by blues rock and I think that it makes this very original and uncommon.
Well, album contains 3 singles: ‘Shelter Me‘, ‘The More Things Change‘, ‘Heartbreak Station‘.
Cinderella – Heartbreak Station (Official Video)
Cinderella – Shelter Me (Official Video)
Cinderella – Still Climbing (1994)
‘Still Climbing’ was released in grunge & alternative rock era, so unfortunately among all Cinderella’s 4 album it gained least popularity. What is more a blues rock influences are stronger here than in previous release.
Singles released for this album are: ‘Bad Attitude Shuffle‘, ‘Hard to Find the Words‘, ‘Hot and Bothered‘.
Cinderella – Bad Attitude Shuffle
Cinderella – Hard To Find The Words