Bon Jovi Bad Medicine 12" Vinyl EP Album

Photo of Bad Medicine's Front Cover 

BON JOVI - Bad Medicine 12" Vinyl EP Album front cover

Album Production Information:


Produced by Bruce Fairbairn

Sound engineer: Bob Rock

Bob Rock is a renowned music producer and sound engineer hailing from Winnipeg, Canada. Born on 19 April 1954, Rock's passion for music began at a young age, and he developed a strong interest in rock and heavy metal genres. Over the years, he has made an indelible mark on the music industry, working with numerous iconic bands and shaping the sound of some of the most influential albums in rock history.

Rock's career took off in the 1980s when he started collaborating with various artists and bands. His reputation as a skilled producer and engineer quickly grew, and he became known for his ability to capture the raw energy and power of heavy metal music. One of his earliest notable collaborations was with the Swiss hard rock band Krokus, for whom he produced their successful album "Headhunter" in 1983.

However, it was his work with the legendary band Metallica that truly catapulted Rock to international fame. In the early 1990s, Rock collaborated with Metallica as the producer on their self-titled fifth studio album, commonly known as "The Black Album". Released in 1991, the album was a massive success, selling millions of copies worldwide and propelling Metallica to new heights of mainstream popularity. Rock's production on the album was praised for its polished yet heavy sound, and it remains one of the best-selling rock albums of all time.


Following the success of "The Black Album", Rock continued to work with Metallica on their subsequent albums, including "Load" (1996) and "Reload" (1997). His collaboration with the band played a significant role in shaping their evolving sound and experimenting with new musical directions. Rock's ability to adapt to different artistic visions while maintaining a high level of production quality became one of his trademarks.

In addition to his work with Metallica, Rock has produced and engineered albums for several other major heavy metal bands. He worked with Mötley Crüe on their highly successful album "Dr. Feelgood" (1989), which showcased his knack for capturing the band's sleazy and aggressive sound. Rock also collaborated with Aerosmith on their comeback album "Permanent Vacation" (1987), which marked a resurgence in the band's popularity and featured several hit singles.

Throughout his career, Bob Rock has been recognized with numerous awards and accolades for his contributions to the music industry. He has received Grammy Awards for his work with Metallica and has been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. Rock's talent and expertise as a producer and engineer have made him one of the most sought-after figures in the industry, and he continues to work with a diverse range of artists and bands, leaving his mark on the music world with every project he takes on.

Bob Rock's passion for music, his innate understanding of rock and heavy metal, and his unwavering commitment to delivering top-notch production quality have cemented his status as one of the most influential music producers and sound engineers of his time. His contributions to the genre have left an indelible impact and have shaped the sound of countless iconic albums, making him a true legend in the world of rock music.

Record Label Information:

Orange/Yellow Vertigo AA 872 185 (872185)

Media Format:

45Rpm 12" Vinyl EP Maxi-Single   Gramophone Record
Album weight: 200 gram  

Year & Country:

1988 Made in Germany
Track Listing of: Bon Jovi Bad Medicine

The Song/tracks on "Bon Jovi Bad Medicine" are

    Side One:
  • Bad Medicine
  • 99 In The Shade
    Side Two:
  • You Give Love a Bad Name (Live)
  • Livin' On a Prayer (Live)


Front Cover Photo Of BON JOVI - Bad Medicine 12" Vinyl EP Album


BON JOVI - Bad Medicine 12" Vinyl EP Album front cover

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Close up of record's label BON JOVI - Bad Medicine 12" Vinyl EP Album Side One

"Bad Medicini" Record Label Details: Orange to Yellow Colour Label VERTIGO 872 185-1 ℗ 1985 Polygram Records Sound Copyright

"Bad Medicini" Record Label Details: Orange to Yellow Colour Label VERTIGO 872 185-1 ℗ 1985 Polygram Records Sound Copyright

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Bon Jovi's History

  Bon Jovi is an American rock band formed in 1983 in Sayreville, New Jersey. The band's lineup consists of lead singer and namesake Jon Bon Jovi, keyboardist David Bryan, drummer Tico Torres, guitarist Phil X, and bassist Hugh McDonald. Over the past four decades, Bon Jovi has established itself as one of the most successful rock bands in the world, with an extensive discography, numerous hit songs, and millions of dedicated fans.

  Bon Jovi first made a name for itself with its eponymous debut album in 1984, which included the hit single "Runaway." The band's follow-up album, "7800° Fahrenheit," was released in 1985 and helped to further establish Bon Jovi as a force in the rock world. In 1986, the band released its third album, "Slippery When Wet," which became one of the best-selling albums of the decade and solidified Bon Jovi's place as one of the biggest bands in the world. The album's hit singles, such as "Livin' on a Prayer" and "You Give Love a Bad Name," became rock anthems and remain popular to this day.

  Throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s, Bon Jovi continued to release successful albums and hit songs, such as "Bad Medicine," "I'll Be There for You," and "Always." The band's popularity only continued to grow, and by the mid-1990s, Bon Jovi was considered one of the top rock bands in the world, with a massive international following. In 2000, the band released its eighth studio album, "Crush," which marked a return to the more guitar-driven rock sound that had made the band famous in the first place.

  Bon Jovi's success has not waned in the 21st century, and the band has continued to release critically acclaimed albums and tour the world. In addition to its musical achievements, the band is also known for its philanthropic work, including its participation in various charitable causes and its support for organizations such as Habitat for Humanity.