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Rocked, Wired & Bluesed: The Greatest Video Hits DVD

Review by Greg Olma

I would like to just say that I miss the old days of MTV when they played videos, and (just like radio before) I was turned on to some great music.  While I’m not a full-on hair metal fan, there were certain bands that caught my attention due their musical prowess beyond the ridiculous clothes and hair.  Cinderella was one of the acts that stood out among the pack as having more rock (with plenty of blues) and less fluff.  While I’m sure fans have seen these video many time before, there is something special about having them all gathered on one disc along with some extras.  The videos see the band mature from their AC/DC inspired “Shake Me” to their more stripped down blues “Heartbreak Station." Even though the videos only span four years, there is definitely a growth within the music, and even the visuals reflect that maturity.  Not only do you get all ten videos from their first three records, they also tack on excerpts from Tales from the Gypsy Road and a documentary on filming the “Heartbreak Station” video.  The footage from Tales from the Gypsy Road are especially worth having as you get a glimpse into how great a live act Cinderella was back in the day.  I fully recommend Rocked, Wired & Bluesed: The Greatest Video Hits DVD not only for the videos, but because it will probably make you break out those first three records and reacquaint yourself to the glorious 80s.

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