Blood on the Bricks (Aldo Nova album)

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Blood on the Bricks
Studio album by Aldo Nova
Released 1991
Genre Hard rock, glam metal, heavy metal [1]
Length 48:26
Label Jambco Records/Mercury
Producer Aldo Nova, Jon Bon Jovi
Aldo Nova chronology
Twitch
(1985)
Blood on the Bricks
(1991)
A Portrait of Aldo Nova
(1992)

Blood on the Bricks is the fourth studio album by Canadian singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Aldo Nova, for which he signed to Jon Bon Jovi's Jambco Records. It was his first album in 6 years. The album featured fewer outside writers than his previous record, Twitch. The songs were mostly written by Nova and Jon Bon Jovi, with help from Jim Vallance and Rick Hughes of Canadian metal band Sword.

Track listing[edit]

  • All Songs Written By Aldo Nova & Jon Bon Jovi, except where noted.
  1. "Blood on the Bricks" – 4:54
  2. "Medicine Man" – 4:49
  3. "Bang Bang" – 4:27
  4. "Someday" (Bon Jovi, Rick Hughes, Nova) – 5:08
  5. "Young Love" (Bon Jovi, Nova, Jim Vallance) – 4:16
  6. "Modern World" – 4:33
  7. "This Ain't Love" – 5:05
  8. "Hey Ronnie (Veronica's Song)" – 4:45
  9. "Touch of Madness" – 4:24
  10. "Bright Lights" (Nova) – 6:20
  11. "Dance Of The Dead" - 4:14 (Japanese Bonus Track)

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
allmusic 2/5 stars[1]

Bret Adams of allmusic called the album "generally overproduced and noisy", saying that "most of the choruses are shout-along affairs." He ended his review by saying "Blood on the Bricks should have been better."[1] Author Martin Popoff called the album "kickin'", and characterized it as a comeback of sorts after a 6-year absence, stating Blood on the Bricks "proves you're never really washed-up for good unless you're six feet under, especially if you've got Jon Bon Jovi as a buddy."[2]

Credits[edit]

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Arranged and produced by Aldo Nova & Jon Bon Jovi
  • Engineer: Rob Jacobs
  • Assistant engineers: Nick DiDia, Steve Gallagher, Aldo Nova, Simon Pressey, Anthony Roberts
  • Mixing: Nick DiDia, Rob Jacobs, Paul Lani
  • Mastering: Bob Ludwig

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Allmusic review
  2. ^ Popoff, Martin (1993). Riff Kills Man! 25 Years of Recorded Hard Rock & Heavy Metal. Power Chord Press. ISBN 0-9697707-0-7.